It seems daily I have people contacting me about my thoughts on coconut oil… Is it a good oil? I am sure that you have seen coconut oil be more prominent in nutrition articles and other nutritional information.
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.
Although my title and profession is that of a personal trainer, I really consider myself more of an educator. Due to the conflicting information about health and weight loss, most clients that I meet are misinformed and confused about wellness. In order for weight loss to be permanent and life sustaining, it’s essential to start making connections between our health and daily food choices. Everything that we ingest has a direct cause and effect.
My personal training business known as BodyRite Training is centered around two activities: eating and lifting. Results happen in body composition when we eat food that isn’t complicated and pick up stuff that is heavy. It may sound over simplified and silly but rest assured, I am dead serious. Clients that join up with BodyRite undergo a body composition evaluation on day one of training and then every four weeks.
Here is a popular question that is often asked to me and I'm sure my colleagues. Question being, do I need supplements? Well, as most things in life that is a "depends" answer. In general, if you are eating a diet that meets all your daily needs in terms of vitamins and minerals, fiber, and caloric goals, then supplements are probably not needed in my opinion. Here are some suggestions I always ask people before they dive into the mysterious world of supplements.
Here’s Part 4 of the “Where Did We Go Wrong” series. I’ve discussed where we went wrong with proteins, carbs, and water. So the only thing left to discuss for this series is fats. First and foremost, YOU SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID TO EAT FAT OR SEARCH FOR FAT-FREE FOODS!!!!