Happy Monday Everyone!
I came across an interesting article today about carbohydrates (carbs) that are good for you – and I wanted to share. The article piqued my interest because I hear a lot of people trash carbs, and I just thought it was noteworthy that someone is speaking against all of the negativity. Here’s an excerpt:
…[C]arbs are also needed because their presence lets the body know to release insulin, which is necessary to use the glucose to build muscle, energy storage, and even fat (if you have excess glucose). Now if the mention of fat made you start to believe all those anti-carb rants, then you need to remember that there’s a big difference between carbs that provide fiber, nutrients, and vitamins and ones that only supply sugar.
Intriguing right? The article is a quick read, and immediately following the few paragraphs that comprise the post – there’s a listing of the types of carbs the article is highlighting.
Give it a look by clicking the picture below…
What did you think? Are all carbs still “evil” in your eyes?
If you have any other questions about how carbohydrates fit into your workout plan (e.g. How much you should eat? What you should eat? etc.) then don’t hesitate to contact us using the form in the upper-right portion of this screen. The quick consultation comes at no cost to you, and someone from FDF will follow-up with you ASAP.
Until next time – enjoy good carbs and live fit!
This weekend I’ll be helping a friend look at her workout routine and sort out her dietary requirements. Her main goal, on top of a number of others, is weight loss. Whenever I’m approached about something like this, the key point that I try to get across to people is that to achieve their goals – a reevaluation of the things they eat is vital.
Each post this week has dealt with food in one way or another, and I thought it would be good to end the week with a little bit more specific information – so here’s what I’ll be sharing with my friend this weekend when we talk. I hope you find the metabolism-boosting food tip helpful as well…
These are the types of foods that will help boost your metabolism and cut pounds over a gradual period. Try them out and mix things up to get to flavors that you enjoy in proper portions!
I love these points from Fitness Tips for Life
- Each of these healthy weight-loss boosters fills you up and keeps you full longer on fewer calories.
- Water-rich fresh fruits, veggies and soup dilute the calories in your food and allow you to eat more without breaking the calorie bank.
- High-fiber fruit, vegetables and nutritious whole grains keep your digestive system on track and steady insulin levels, which prevents fat storage.
- Lean meat boosts metabolism and burns calories because it take more energy to digest than other foods.
If you maintain a proper diet along with a committed fitness routine – you’ll surely get to your goals. That’s the main point, along with this information, I’m going to try to get through to my friend this weekend. And I’ll be there with her for motivation each step of the way.
I’ll keep you all posted on her progress, and gladly share any information I share with her – with you all from time-to-time here on this blog and in FDF’s Facebook Page. Feel free to ask me any questions as I’m working along with my friend, or if you have any questions in general that you would like to get a personal trainer for – don’t hesitate to contact us using the form in the upper-right portion of this web page.
Have a nice weekend, and remember to eat with a purpose and in alignment with your goals!
Hi everyone – I’m sticking with a food focused theme as the weather takes a positive turn in the KC Area because people eat differently once the weather changes. Some will begin eating more outdoorsy-type foods (see the last post about Healthy Grilling), while others will consciously attempt to eat healthier items to coincide with their Springtime workout routines.
If you count yourself in the latter group – are you certain that the food options you’re going for as actually as healthy as their packaging or marketing would promote them to be? Assuming that you may not be 100% sure that the “healthy” things you eat are actually as healthy as they say they are, I wanted to tell you not to worry. Check out this informative (but quick) video from Howcast.com on the subject of identifying truly healthy foods…
I think the video has a little something in there for everyone beginning their journey into healthier food choices and I hope you found something useful in it as well.
FDF can help you out with selecting proper food choices if you need someone to coach you through the process for starters. Just contact us using the form in the upper-right portion of this web page and we’ll be in touch shortly.
Until next time, eat healthy and enjoy your day! There will be one more food-related post this week, and then we’ll move on to something else. And don’t forget to check us out on Facebook!