As this month comes to an end, so does our Ask Andrea body’s blast board!!
I truly feel this has been one of the most effective ways we have been able to spread sound nutrition information and I have heard from many of you, our students, about how helpful you found this Q & A. Moving forward, I hope you will continue to educate yourself on sound nutrition by watching my short video snippets on Facebook every Sunday evening called Nutrition Nibbles. I will be addressing those common questions and concerns in my attempt to help you all manage your weight in a way that doesn’t sabotage your health.
Although you have probably figured out this won’t be the last you hear from me on nutrition, for now I leave you with this one parting challenge. Don’t be wowed by the claims of the latest fad diets. Be smarter... educate yourself. Avoid acting desperately by trying to lose weight quickly when it then makes it impossible to keep the weight off. Know that the fad diets of today...ketos, paleo, bullet proof coffee...are just re-packaged fad diets of yesterday... like Atkins and South Beach. They didn’t work 10 years ago or every one who went on them would be thinner and healthier today so marketers re brand and present to the gullible public with the same promises but new names. They consistently cut out nutritious and healthy good carbs and load our arteries with way too much saturated fat. While this may be a recipe for losing a few pounds, it is at the expense of our health and our muscle mass. We can’t trick our bodies to lose fat over muscle in fact if we don’t eat at least 50% of our calories from good carbs our body starts converting our muscle to glucose to use for energy. This is an unavoidable and un-refutable fact.
Ok I’m done...for now!!! Get 50-60% of your calories from fruits,veggies and whole grains, 25% of your calories from good fats like avocados, nuts and olive oil and 10-15% of your calories from protein. If the diet you are following doesn’t follow these guidelines, then it won’t work for your health or your waistline!! Avoid letting your definition of success be just weight loss, instead focus on choices that result in a healthier, more energetic, happier you and a weight loss that is sustainable.
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