Summer is winding down and it is almost time for the more hectic pace of back to school. The heat of August almost demands that we slow down and enjoy the last few days of summer. Why not take this time to enjoy slower paced, relaxing days with family and friends. Nature will bring us an abundance of great foods to enjoy right now.
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"
If you are trying to lose weight then lowering your calorie intake is what counts. In the fight to lower calorie intake we as a society tend to go through phases…the carbs are bad phase…the eat-low-fat-phase and of course with that there is the inevitable push to separate you from your money by introducing low-fat foods. Its great marketing and it attempts to lure you in to buying Brand A vs. Brand B. But eating low-fat products may not be as beneficial as you might think if your goal is weight loss.
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Here’s something great you should get in your diet…like it’s really good and has so many benefits. Eating it helps to insulate your body and preserve body heat, helps to protect your organs, prolongs digestion giving you a longer lasting feeling of fullness, is essential in helping you utilize vitamins A, D, E and K, produces important hormones and your body can actually use it for energy. So what is this near miracle food? FAT! 3 cheers for fat!
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)
For those that love carbs, you’ve been taking a beating lately. Don’t eat carbs, they make you gain weight say the “experts”. Lately, there has been a complete war on carbs and as someone who loves their carbs…it’s time to start a war on the “war on carbs”