Proper caloric intake is not just beneficial to weight loss goals, but is necessary for survival, efficiency and optimal function in daily life. I think it is important to approach the topic of caloric intake with a diversity of goals in mind: caloric and nutrient intake for health, weight maintenance, weight loss, and/or weight gain. Like exercise, diet and nutrition is not "one size fits all," but is unique to each individual.
Has Spring sprung? My daughter is confused since it was snowing on the first day of Spring. Her cousin, also 5 yrs old, must have been mistaken she said because "Spring is when its sunny and warm." Well, it is sunny today, so Spring must be here. So, I decided to read a portion of today's mail outside thinking I could get a little vitamin D. In doing so, it occurred to me how long it has been since I soaked up some rays. Sometimes I read or hear, "YOU CAN GET ALL THE VITAMIN D YOU NEED THROUGH THE SUN AND A REGULAR CONSUMPTION OF CERTAI
Throughout this website's existence, I've discussed nutrition ad-nauseum. In our society, it's important that people know the RIGHT types of foods they should eat given the high quantity of low quality options we encounter a daily basis.
Well, it’s another year. You know – new year, new me! I see that phrase everywhere. There are a ton of new faces at the gym or running around the neighborhood. You know our favorite food and pharmaceutical companies start placating to our new motivations to be slim and trim. How many weight-loss commercials do you see on a given day? How many magic pills (so they say…) are marketed to us? Yes, I know – TONS! The beginning of a year conjures up feelings of starting anew with the avid need to tackle all your goals.
Earlier this week, the American Heart Association released the 80/20 rule regarding how to avoid heart disease. It discerns that 20% of your risk for cardiovascular disease is based on genetics, while 80% is based upon your lifestyle choices.