Quote: “In order to be wealthy, you must be healthy”
Read 100 books on eating and weight loss and you will have 100 different ways to do it!
The right one is the one that works for you and gives your body the proper amount of nutrients it needs. Technology has been very efficient in helping us in many ways but in many ways has hurt us dramatically and food processing is one of those ways. The processing of foods especially flour (carbohydrates) will deplete the body of vital nutrients and replaces it with more non-nutritious processed filled calories. This in turn makes the manufactures more money and hurts are health. The high temperature of processing mills of grains takes out the nutrious fiber and bran and leaves mostly starch (sugar). This process helps contribute to less nutritional value of the food and more fat storage to the consumer through high insulin spikes from the sugar intake and digestion. Sugar is related to upset mineral balance, mood disorders, ADD, raise in triglycerides, ageing the skin, coronary heart diseases, weakened immune system, kidney damage and on, and on.
We should try to limit our consumption of sugar as best as possible the more processed foods we eat through carbohydrates the increased consumption we will have of sugar. Foods that are minimally processed will help give more nutrients to our body and will help decrease fat storage. Whole grains, fruits and veggies are good sources of non-processed starches that give our body good nutrients and avoid a lot of bad sugar.
Sometimes we invest dollars to yield penny results in our health, whether be exercise gadgets, diets or nutrition (food). We should invest a dollar to yield 10-dollar returns, not dollars to yield penny returns. Instead of focusing on some super new diet or exercise gadget that will do very little over the long term of our lives we should focus on a committed long term approach to quality foods, little sugar consumption and daily exercise. The magic pill is consistency with foods and exercise and adjusting the variables as needed for ones desired goal being weight loss and/or weight gain.
By: J. D. Reber M.S. & B.S. Exercise Science, CSCS & NASM- CFT
Remember, eat healthy and live wealthy!
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