How to get rid of a big BUT…
Personal trainers hear all types of myth’s and sayings about health & fitness BUT, most just aren’t true or are gravely misunderstood…
Being that March marks National Nutritional month what better forum to talk about the importance of nutrition and the common faux pas we all face. You may think you’re all alone BUT, at some time or another we have all faced challenges and misinformation about nutrition.
Healthy living is within your reach, starting today. Sure, healthy living is a long-term commitment, not a flashy or glamorous . BUT there are steps you can take right now that will make today healthier than yesterday and pave the way for healthy living tomorrow.
Here are a few things you may have not known about BUT, are important to your daily success…
- Banishing the bloat… carrying extra weight around the belly can be due to a number of things, maybe is was the burrito you ate the night before or it’s that dreaded time of the month, BUT most commonly it is water weight that causes our belly’s to bloat.
You should be drinking 8-8 ounce glasses of water daily. Generally true BUT anything containing liquid counts such as; Vegetables, fruits, glasses of milk, coffee and tea.
It’s important to drink plenty of fluids when it’s hot out to prevent dehydration, especially when you exercise. Also, steadily sipping water encourages healthy digestion by keeping food moving throughout your system.
Don’t believe everything you hear…
- Today’s media has portrayed carbohydrates as all bad, don’t eat them or you’ll get fat. Not all Carbohydrates are created equal BUT, generally speaking carbs are the most efficient source of energy and it is what your body uses to produce energy to function properly.
More specifically, Good Carbohydrates vs. Bad Carbohydrates, what does it mean? Complex carbohydrates, such as those found in vegetables, whole grains and legumes, are often healthier than the sugar content found in simple carbohydrates. In addition, complex carbohydrates provide a more steady supply of energy and causes a less dramatic increase in your blood glucose levels and have more beneficial nutrients.
So the truth is you may eat carbohydrates BUT, stay clear from the processed ones and remember not to eat in excess.
- Like Carbohydrates FAT also gets a bad wrap in the food chain. When most people think of fat perhaps foods like, bacon and Ice Cream comes to mind BUT, on the contrary fat is an essential food group that also, like carbohydrates, supply’s a source of energy to the body and should consist of 10-25% of your daily nutritional intake.
BUT, avoid trans fats, excessive intake of saturated fats and fats that have double the calories of carbohydrate or protein BUT, you should consume the good fats such as: unsaturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats found in foods like, avocado, peanut butter, nuts, olive oil and vegetable oil.
Did you know…
- Have you thought to yourself if I skip a meal I can consume a larger amount of calories later? Well there is some truth to that, You may have even seen some authors talk about how calories don’t count BUT calories absolutely do count and the amount you consume at once.
In fact, calories are a measurement of energy and energy cannot be destroyed it can only be used or stored. Ultimately there’s a threshold of the amount of calories that your body needs and once you can start consuming more than that threshold your body has no choice but to store it as fat.
So, if your thinking about skipping a meal and saving calories for later, you might want to think again because eating in excess may lead to problematic health and weight gain in the future.
What part does nutrition play…
- Nutrition plays a large part in how you feel BUT, also how you look. You may think doing 200 sit-ups every night is going to get you a flat stomach BUT, mostly it will be achieved though a balance nutrition.
Consuming foods such as proteins, fat and carbs produce various levels of energy, which provides recovery and restoration the body needs to function properly throughout the day and burn fat. Also, refrain from over working one muscle group at a time BUT, more so focus on a balanced nutrition, a proper diet, and total body fat loss. Their is a popular saying in the fitness world…“The way to abs are through the kitchen”.
Today is the day No more excuse! Don’t put off your health until next week, let tomorrow be the start of the rest of your life.
“Modifications equals transformations this isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle”- JBrush