Here's a video presentation I did for a private coaching group back in 2011. Even though it was quite some time ago I would say that the information in it is still so accurate that I would use the same thing when speaking to a group of prospective clients even today!
When you ask most vegans why it is that they choose to eat that way their response is usually about how it's "healthier" and heart healthy.
Recently (May 2017) there has been some research from a novel study published in the British Journal of Nutrition hypothesized that vegans have higher heart rates with shorter interbeat intervals (IBI) and lower HRV than omnivores due to a lack of EPA and DHA in their diet. It has been shown that a low HRV leads to increased risk of mortality (death) after a heart attack as well as other cardiac-related events. If the goal of eating this way is to be healthy it should not only attempt to prevent these events, but also to help your body recover after one of these events.
So for those of you who may not know, EPA & DHA are types of fatty acids that are found in Omega-3 fat sources (both found in marine-based oils from fish and algae).
The Scientific Details
Long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids...
Gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo, low-carb … the idea of what it means to eat healthily has never been so complicated, and it’s our fault.
Just about all of the nutritional professionals out there, the dietitians and nutritionists, have varying definitions on what healthy eating really is.
What's interesting is that when you ask your medical professional about what you should be eating, they always give you the generic "just try and eat healthy" answer. Now if you knew how to eat healthy you already would be doing it. Or maybe you don't know what eating healthy really is.
So my goal with today's blog is to start of with defining what "eating healthy" is so that you have an objective understanding so that you know how to execute "eating healthy" when you get to your next feeding opportunity.
What Is Healthy Eating?
Let us start with this as our definition - Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you...
We’re here to answer the question you’ve been too afraid to ask!
Get ready! You’re about to learn the answer to a question that most everyone has wondered about but never had the guts to ask their doctor: What’s the deal with big—and sometimes even whole—pieces of food in your poop?
All of us, at some point, have peeked into the porcelain throne after pooping and spotted a kernel of corn, a few grains of quinoa, or a couple of flaxseeds. Hopefully you didn't notice any Mc Donalds' Fries or anything like that! At the very least, it probably weirded you out. And it might’ve made you worry if there was something seriously wrong with your plumbing.
So what’s really going on here?
Most of the foods that you eat are broken down into tiny pieces by digestive acids and enzymes in your stomach. Once the food hits your small intestine, liver bile, and pancreatic enzymes break the food down into smaller bits still. But...
1. Start Strong: eat a healthy breakfast. If you don’t, you will tend to overeat the rest of the day.
2. Curb your appetite. Drink a glass of water before every meal. It will help you fill up faster & help you eat less.
3. Slow down. Eat slower & taste your food. Give your mind time to send the message to you that you’re satisfied.
4. Stay active…Exercise. Move more & eat less. Sorry you know it works! Eating & exercise go hand in hand. Designed programming is key to making the best of your time, doing what works. We offer several programs both group and individual created just for you. Your customized roadmap!
5. Keep your food diary. Tracking your diet will help to point out your weaknesses. You will then be able to focus on limiting your intake of certain foods and spot when you missed a meal & etc. What you measure you can manage.
6. Pick Healthier foods at least 80% of the time. Eat...
BEWARE OF THE WEEDS Part 2
In part 1 I talked about how looks can be decieving from a distance and how there can always be hidden things that need to be corrected and things we need to work on.
Well in part 2 I cover how much change is necessary to bring forth the right change for the better and to "weed out" those negative things (thoughts/behaviours/etc.)
Check out todays video for more of the details.
From a distance everything always looks great, but when you get closer you often notice things you couldn't see before. This is not only the case in lawncare but also in the lives of EVERYONE.
Check out todays video for more of the details.
As I shared in Part 1 every successful nutrition program has these, what are these that I'm referring to? My Edicts of Eating. After researching over the past 20 years and applying what works, it's clear that if one is to get healthy, fit, and strong they must adhere to the Edicts of Eating.
Check out this final install ment on the last 3 edicts.