What is Balanced Nutrition?Nutrition that contains the proper proportions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water necessary to maintain good health. This definition is great in a basic explanation, but a truly balanced nutrition plan is the proper proportions of the above listed items that you obtain from whole foods. This is where the term “Balanced Holistic Nutrition” comes into to play. What is Holistic Nutrition?
If your losing at losing weight, you need to eat more protein. If your looking at gaining some muscle, you need to eat more protein. A good guide is 1 gram per ound of body weight. So if your 210 pounds and want to lose 20 pounds, you will need 190 grams of protein per day. Here are 3 ways to get more into your diet.
Don't let one bad day or one bad meal steer you away from your ultimate goal of being the best you, you can be. Here are some tips to get you to stay on track.
1. Lay out your gyms clothes the night before.That may prevent you from hitting that snooze button.
2. Take a photo of what you are about to eat. You will feel great when your meal looks healthly and guilt you( just a little) if your meal is not so healthly.
The topic of Nutrition and Detox Diets is a common theme among avid fitness enthusiasts and fitness professionals alike. Not only are there promises of a better you through drastically changing your diet for a week, but many people tend to lose sight of they really should be focusing on. Proper nutrition is the key to almost any successful fitness endeavor. Let's take a look at Nutrition, Diets, & Detox this month to see what it can do for you.
Small bites 'trick' your brain into believing you are eating more food. According to Dieuwerke Bolhuis, who studies food research at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the more bites you take, the brains 'taste' system is activated and the more 'full' you feel.
Food for thought next time you are chowing down on chips and dip. Take smaller bites. Have a smaller waistline. Easy right?
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of National Nutrition Month. The theme is “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day.” I love it! As you well know, I am very vocal about fads. I am one that does not support “diets” or “fads”. I love this year’s theme, as it is realistic, attainable, and personal.
Yes, you can put this in the same headline. Yes, it does exist, along as the carbohydrates are of the unprocessed kind with fiber. Think peas, spinach, broccoli and a baked potatoes.
If you are in the process of losing weight keep this in mind, NEVER combine fat and carbs in the same meal. Limit your carb intake when eating fat.
A good rule of thumb is
If you are in the process of losing weight or you wan to trim a few extra pounds aviod these 3 foods.
1. Canola Oil- Processing and refining of Canola oil leads to the creation of TRANS FATS which can do all Kinds of nasty things to your waist line and health. Use Olive oil instead.