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!
I just quickly wanted to call out an issue that has constantly plagued anyone trying to get their diet and habits back on the right track — “overdoing it.” I know, it’s a simple issue when you think about it, but most people seem to easily push into the territory of overdoing things these days when they’re trying to become healthy.
Don’t believe me? Here are a few examples:
- Eating “too much” healthy food: I’m sure you know what I mean. I’m referring to when a person gets a large salad and then drowns it in dressing. Or when someone gets a diet soda in the largest size that’s available. Even if you’re going low-fat, eating humongous amounts kills the purpose. The image to the right illustrates this point, and isn’t to poke fun – it really happens to people often.
- Cutting out too much essential food: Skipping breakfast won’t help you lose weight anymore than removing all protein from your diet will help you stay energized. Sometimes in the spirit of reducing our intake, people remove a little too much in the process – and cut out the important things too.
- Not eating enough food in general: These days, your average adult needs a recommended 2,000-2,200 calories a day. Sure it’s ok to bring things back a few hundred calories in the spirit of cutting pounds in a healthy way over the long haul – but that doesn’t mean that you should just suddenly cut out half of your calories in your diet.
You get the point I’m making right? Take care of walking that line between healthy and unhealthy – and if you don’t understand the balance between the two, don’t be embarrassed — a lot of people don’t. Just contact us using the form in the upper-right portion of this screen, and someone will help you out ASAP.
Eat well – eat healthy – eat smart. Have a nice day everyone!
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!