3 substances that control your blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity (helping fat loss)
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
You probably already know that controlling your blood sugar response from the foods that you eat is a VERY important factor for controlling your ability to burn fat, balance your hormones, and also prevent diabetes.
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.
THE PEOPLE FACTOR: - IT'S ALL ABOUT ENERGY:Shared opinion!Hey team this week I'm going to write about increasing your energy and vitality through values alignment and understanding where energy is being sucked out in your life.
Set the Right GoalsSetting the right goals is an important first step. Most people trying to lose weight focus just on weight loss. However, you’ll be more successful if you focus on dietary and exercise changes that lead to long-term weight change. Successful weight managers select no more than two or three goals at a time.
Obesity has recently been classified as a disease, starting the debate anew why we should give ‘those lazy people’ yet another excuse why they ‘don’t pull themselves together and just show a little more self-discipline’.
At 5:00 AM this morning I had a panic email from a previous client. She is spending a few weeks at the beach. Her goal was to tend to fitness and drop a few pounds while getting a little R & R. She is biking 20 miles every day and walking too. Eating lean protein and salads. It's been 3 weeks and she has lost 1lb. Needless to say she is very disheartened.
You first need to get healthy. Clean up your diet a little. Tell your doctor about those chronic pains you have been suffering. Become more active during the day. If you take care of your body, your body will take care of you.
I realize we are all going to eat and drink more than we should this weekend. Me included. We have all earnt some time off this weekend. However do this to help minimize the damage.
1. Start your day with a high-protein, high-fiber breakfast each morning. This will keep you full for a long time and just hopefully you big out less the rest of the day.