A question: When you think of your fitness or non-fitness goals, do you smile? Do you at least smile to yourself, you know, deep inside? You should! This is one of the best ways to tell that you are intrinsically motivated, that you are not motivated by your friends, partner, the secret wishes of your pet or by the harsh comments of your ex’s grandma. When you think of, say, running that 5K in the spring, and you smile – this is a great sign.
Love dessert? Satisfy your sweet tooth with fruit instead of desserts that are loaded with calories, carbohydrates, and fats. Switch things up by cutting up an apple or pear, sprinkling it with cinnamon, and microwaving it for 1-2 minutes for a healthy treat. Or put a dollop (or three) of fat-free whipped cream on a bowl of strawberries. Not only will you increase your daily servings of fruit, but you’ll cut some calories, too.
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
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.