Nutrition

Nutrition

Body Composition Tip 3 - Eat Whole, Clean Foods

While this may seem obvious, for many folks impulse eating gets the better of their nutritional intentions. For many it’s a lifestyle of ‘grab-and-go” and “sink eating”—standing over the sink, unconsciously eating whatever is at hand—fast food, see food (see and eat) and beige foods (cheese and crackers, chips and cookies), all of which sap your energy and leave you feeling unsatisfied or guilty.
 

Body Composition Tip 1 - Ditch the Scale

Here’s some good news: You can stop glaring at your bathroom scale. Knowing your body composition ratio is a much more accurate and objective measure of health and fitness than your weight.
 
Weight is an unreliable and often deceptive indicator in measuring your baseline health and the effectiveness of your fitness program because your body weight can change by a lot—day to day, hour by hour—simply from the foods you eat. A salty meal can leave you bloated and unable to button your favorite jeans, and a night of unhealthy foods can leave you constipated and heavier.
 

For Stong Bones Get Your Vitamin D

Vitamin D is getting a lot of attention these days, and for good reason.

Vitamin D has been shown to cut the risk of certain cancers by 40%, as well as prevent osteopenia and osteoporosis.
 

In a Harvard study of 47,000 men, it was reported that vitamin D reduced the risks of cancers of the digestive system by 43%. In  another study from UC San Diego, a daily dose of vitamin D showed to reduce the risk of breast cancer by 50%.
 

How's Your Diet?

Hope you said, Fresh, not frozen. Colorful, not beige. Locally produced, not processed and shipped.
 
If you think you don't "have time" to create healthy meals, think again!  For inspiration, listen to this podcast on eating well.

How to Find a Qualified Nutritionist

Are you looking for a food and nutrition coach?  Are you confused by the job titles in the field of nutrition?  You’re not alone.  Here are a couple of tips to help you find a qualified professional in the field.

These days a “nutritionist” or “nutrition consultant” are vague terms that are unregulated in most states; and often adopted by those with little or no education in the field. To avoid confusion, seek out professionals who are credentialed such as:

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