General Nutrition Guide:Although nutritional requirements will vary based on activity level, here are a few basic guidelines for losing weight. In a nutshell: Exercise 3-5x/week for thirty to forty minutes, eat 5-6 meals a day, limit fat intake to 10 to 20% of total calorie intake, drink plenty of water, eat low glycemic carbohydrates and lean proteins, and limit simple sugars.
Some great advice form @Jon Goodman master trainer and all around good guy on the draw backs on low calorie foods. Not always good for you.
The 3 Biggest Problems With Low Calorie Food
1.Calories are energy. So low calorie means low energy. For busy active people, calories are a must as long as they are nutrient dense.
If the number on your scale won't budge then read on for an explanation: Possibility #1: You're Not Eating Enough CaloriesThis only happens in cases of severe calorie restriction, so don't take it as a license to eat whatever you'd like. When you're trying to drop a few pounds by eating next to nothing, it actually counteracts your efforts.
My family had the pleasure of going to a change of command ceremony this past Friday. In the first five minutes, we were asked to "Please Stand Up!" and "Please Take Your Seats!", every 30 seconds. And because it was a USMC change of command, well, you did as you were told!
The headline says it all, "US Waistlines Expands Despite More Exercise". So if we're exercising, why are we still obese? Isn't exercise the "cure"? As a personal trainer and fitness professional, I'd like to say yes. However, Americans can't lose weight until we become honest about how we eat.
If you were to put bad gas, kerosene, diesel or water in your car that required quality unleaded gasoline, what do you think would happen? Kind of a silly question, I know. Of course it wouldn’t run right or it straight up wouldn’t run at all. How many of us stop and think about all the bad or wrong “gas” we put into our bodies?
Talk to 10 people and you'll get 10 different opinions on the best way to get fit.
One will tell you to attend an aerobics class. Another will swear by jogging. Yet another will tell you that dance and biking worked for them.
The truth is that there's really only one effective way to get fit.
Here’s an anonymous quote I read today, “Exercise: you don’t have time not to”. Yet, the #1 reason my clients tell me that they don’t exercise is …. “I don’t have time.” Looking at their schedules, it does seem like there isn’t any time for them to exercise.
Many people who struggle with their weight feel powerless to cravings.
Have you ever experienced this? When the urge to eat something bad comes over so strongly that you feel you have no choice but to give in?