Whole grains are awesome foods. Did you know that people that eat more whole grains have a lower body mass index, lower total cholesterol and lower hip-to-waist ratio? Also, they contain fibre which lowers risk of certain cancers and can help in lowering blood pressure. But whole grains aren’t just good for your body, they are good for the environment too! As a less processed food, whole grains save on CO2 production.
Have you ever had a day that you just satisfied all your cravings and binge ate foods that you knew deep down were not good for you to be eating? I think it’s safe to say most people have. It’s the feeling after you indulge that is important to be aware of. The lethargic feeling that eventually leads to your body telling you you’re still hungry shortly after.
Post workout snacks or meals often go neglected by us don't they? I don't think it's because we ignore that we should eat after working out. I believe it's because we are so busy that we are rushing to get to work, run an errand or pick our kids up from school! However, with some simple planning and quick meals, we can put little effort into making sure we eat our post workout snacks.
This blog is being written in response to a client telling me how she went clothes shopping and got so depressed because she couldn't fit in the size that she is wanting to be her goal size. She's putting in the work - making good choices with her food and drinks, doing workouts, losing inches and losing pounds; however, this one shopping trip was making her want to just give up and stop trying because she wasn't in her goal size yet.
Functional medicine nutritionist Dana James shares how she helps her clients shift their mindset to create healthier eating patterns. Food is medicine, and your mind is the cure. As a functional medicine nutritionist and cognitive behavioral therapist, she is privy to the inner workings of a client’s mind and behavior around food.
Find yourself stuck in a rut continuously training but not seeing results? Have you thought about changing your Eating habits or diet? In order to achieve the results you want, you not only have to exercise, but adapt a healthy diet as well. It is in fact true that 2/3 of people who go on a diet gain more weight after their diet than before they started. Thus it is important that we adapt a healthy eating as a lifestyle change, not a quick fix!
I know you’ve seen the memes that list some unhealthy food and its equivalent in terms of an exercise. And, I hear the questions all the time….how many calories will I burn doing this? How long do I have to work out to burn the calories of the hamburger I ate last night………in short, my answer is……..who cares?It really doesn’t matter!
The temperatures are in the 80s for the next several days and you may not feel like drinking more water. You may sweat more even without additional exercise.Why is it important to drink water?Water regulates your body temperature and lubricates your joints. It also helps transport nutrients to give you energy and keep you healthy. If you're not properly hydrated, your body can't perform at its highest level.
I have been getting a lot of questions about diet/nutrition and have been discussing my own diet/nutrition recently, so I decided to continue my theme of CHANGE and write a blog keeping the subject of nutrition in mind.