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Eating For Health

What you eat is more important than how much you exercise. When we were younger we may have been able to out exercise our poor eating habits, but once we reach midlife, this is no longer the case.

Great American Triad

Our weight creeps up and our waist size will expands, our cholesterol levels climb, our higher blood sugar rises and blood pressure increases.

Are we destined to suffer the great American triad of high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol? No. We are in control.

Don’t be fooled by your family history, your genetic story or even you expectations. YOU can change your body.

Simplicity is the Name of the Game

Health can still be obtained through balanced energy in and energy out. Our health is affected by our hormones and our emotions. These can also affect how we process foods.

One of the most accessible actions we can take it to determine what we eat and drink honesty by monitoring it.

Food Log

I recommend completing a food diary for 2-3 days of your usual eating patterns. This is accomplished best by using a fitness app like MyfitnessPal. I wrote a review on my favorite apps called, Brilliant Tools for Success. Once you have recorded your food/drink intake, it is time for review.

Many of my patients discover that they are consuming many more calories than their recommended calories for the day. Over consumption will lead to weight gain and obesity over time.

The review will show you the diet breakdown of the food/drink you consumed including the total calories, amount of protein, fat and carbohydrates.

In my book, Second Chance at Health: Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating, I offer successful program options to incorporate into your life for the long haul. My book will guide you to discover and show you how to put it into practice to reach your health goals. You can order the book in the shop on this page. You have the power to change your life.

Be the Magic

There are no magic foods, magic pills, magic supplements or magic exercises to obtain health. Health is chosen moment by moment. You are the magic.

Don’t complicate it; eat enough food for the energy expended. Eat foods in their most unprocessed forms. Food is simply energy, and energy from the ground, water, sky is exactly formulated for our bodies to use.

But how do I know how much I should be eating?

Your basal metabolic rate is a good starting point. My book discusses why this is helpful and how to use this number to lose weight and then to ultimately maintain your healthy weight.

So each time you are preparing to eat, think.

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