Do you feel this way sometimes. Things you have tried work for a while, but in the end you are back to where you were just a couple of months ago? What gives! The scenario is quite common. You are highly motivated ready to be more active, eat better. How you go about it though can definitely put you in a mindset of "everything I try never works" or "it's gonna take some time, and I should have reasonable goals for myself"
Something to think about for those who want to lose weight. Demonizing carbohydrates by the media and popular blogs is fashionable and partly wrong. Here is why
- known as reductionist reasoning to single out one nutrient - not consider other factors such as activity level, how many calories ingested over time at a surplus, environment(how easy we make calories available to ourselves)
So, since I got you attention with that silly title, just want to let you know there are no such things as superfoods. Sorry to upset you about that. There are foods that we know that are good for us though. Veggies anyone? Also, this post is about what the media relays as "research" and then there is research and totality of evidence. So, don't fall for the latest and greatest media article on "superfoods" or this food will cure your weight loss woes. How to help yourself understand nutrtion better? Here are some tips
We've all seen the advertisements. Workouts focusing on how many calories you "burn" within a given time frame. After all, it's what most of us want to know right? Cause if I burn so many calories, it can justify so many other actions that I take within the day, week, month. How did we get to a point as a society where our views have become so narrow minded, that the calorie "burn" is the only thing that matters?
This post was inspired by social media, the internet, and people I meet everyday just trying to find their way to eating better, weight loss, the secret elixir to the healthy life. Here's a scenario that we all have either seen, been a part of on either the receiving end or the one giving advice. It's the dreaded internet nutriton question. "How do I lose weight"? Might seem like a harmless question, but far too often people who are extremely unqualified to answer like to chime in as naturally they are just trying to help.
Key points from Monday's Eating For A Fit, Healthy Body nutrition seminar to help you shape your path to your health and fitness goals:1. Pick one day of the week and plan healthy meals for the upcoming week. Make a list of items you will need from the grocery store to prepare those meals.2. Go grocery shopping on a full stomach with your list in hand and buy ONLY the items on your list. Remember--you're on a mission, so stick to it! If you don't have healthy foods in the house, you are not going to be tempted by them.