One thing that I learned from my dad was "health is everything". With that in mind, my life has revolved about how to stay healthy. Along the way not only did I teach all levels of fitness but i bought and ran my own health food store, developed a Cable TV series, "Stepping for FUN" and continually am involved in the community to help others stay happy, healthy and fit. So, I ask you. What are you doing to stay happy? What are you doing to stay healthy? And, what are you doing to stay fit! I would love to hear your comments.
Testing...one...two...three...Is this thing on? I never thought two years ago that I would be sitting here getting ready to offer advice and guidance to anyone on fitness and nutrition. It's been a little crazy around here and a bit of a whirlwind. So I guess the best place to start is with the name. After all what's in a name? For me everything.
It goes without saying that the best way to eat is to have 'meats, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.' Trust me, I've experimented with every fad diet there is, as well as the recommendations from the FDA, and ultimately my results went up exponentially when I subscribed to the above. However, there's an emphasis today on what quantity of each macronutrient one should ingest on a daily basis.
As I look back at the previous two weeks of the Pilates challenge, there are two things I have discovered. One is how Pilates changes your body in so many ways, not just core strength. I've always been very aware of my posture. My grandmother had severe Kyphosis, also known as "hunchback" and I never wanted to end up like that. However, as my day goes on and I begin to feel fatigued, my posture can suffer. Pilates is very much about posture. During some of the workouts, I would be reminded of ballet classes when I was a child.
This morning, I discovered a whole new reason for exercising intensely at the beginning of your day!Have you ever seen Cesar Milan's show Dog Whisperer? He shows people how to help their dogs follow directions & be well-behaved. One of the techniques he uses for the unruly pups is to exercise the daylights out of them in order to remove all their excess energy and thus enable them to listen to obey the commands of their masters. What an ingenious idea... it really works - on people too!
As much as I am an advocate for not eating late at night, I am just as human as the rest of you, lol. When I do snack late for whatever reason, these are some of my "ok" choices.
But before I get into these awesome healthy snacks, lets look at WHY you may feel the need to snack late.
There are plenty of reasons why you may get food cravings at midnight:
1. Dehydration, in my book, is one of the main reasons.
3. You're genuinely hungry because of an early dinner.
5. You may suffer from low salt or sugar levels.