March is here. Today I continue to be focused on the nutritional needs of our body. Our food intake is not only about energy balance. Recently a new field of study has emerged called “nutritional psychiatry”. In an observational review of the data, Jacka (2017) notes that mood is not only effected by what we do eat especially during our emotional binges which are those times when we consume to excess (for both sad and happy occasions). Our mood is also found to be effected by what you do NOT eat. Once again, we are looking for a balance
Proud of being the Education Director of the leading vocational training provider for professional credentials in the fitness industry in Greece with the variety of fully accredited certification courses. The last addition is the Weight Management Exercise Specialist certification that provides an international recognition through the European Register of Exercise Professionals.
The first place to start is “Serving Size.” I know many of us have heard about using your fist or your palm and that is all well and good when it comes to meat. The serving size I want to discuss involves packaged food, any kind of packaged food. Let us start with breakfast. This is an easy one and it makes my point very clear. The serving size is on the nutrition label. And note that changes are forthcoming on these labels.
Strategies for weight loss. Many of us struggle with weight loss including myself. I remember the days when I could eat a whole pizza and not put on a pound. These days are a little different now I must watch what I eat and make sure to get my 50-minute workout in daily. So, I’ve put together some strategies to help you smash your goals.
I always find it interesting to browse the online forums of health and fitness websites. It gives me an idea of what kind of questions are on people’s minds. Typically on these forums you’ll have someone new to fitness ask a question and the forum members give their feedback. One particular discussion I saw recently peaked my interest. The question posed to the group was “I’m having trouble meeting my daily carb recommendations.