So many diets, yet so many pounds!
Keto, Vegan, Paleo, Dash! These are just a few of the latest fad diets, oh, I
apologize, I mean, eating plans, that lots of people in the U.S are following.
People swear theirs is the best most wonderful right on diet ever. Well,
if so many people are following these diets, and eating so well, then why are
so many people in this country overweight, or obese?
Two-thirds of all Americans are weighing in as overweight or obese.
My observation from talking to clients, is that their caloric intake is high, and
their level of physical activity is down. That does not necessarily mean they
are not working out. It may mean that they, or you are not working out with
variety, correctly, or with new challenges.
Variety with consistency are key.
Yes, the source of your calories is important. Most bodies do best with
correctly small portions of NON-PROCESSED Foods that include plant-based
foods (yes Virginia, veggies are carbohydrates), fruits (again, fruits are
carbohydrates), no icky syrupy stuff called soda and other sugar-sweetened
drinks, and good varied sources of protein, fats and YES once again-- -
Bethene Ervin, PhD, a nutritional epidemiologist with the National Center for
Health Statistics at the CDC says recommends “consuming lots of fruits and
vegetables. That would be the best way to beat obesity.”
Whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 100 or more, counting your calories
is vital - knowing how many calories you’re putting in your mouth and
Sorry if it annoys you, but that it annoys you is on you. You can change your
feeling about it, not obsess or bother others with it, do it in silence, happily
with a good attitude about it. I can scan a plate and know nearly to the tee
how many calories are in those foods. You make a fun game out of it. The
more you do it, the quicker and easier it is. And, the number or calories you
actually consume just may surprise you.
So, a combo of good exercise, custom-tailored to you, and knowing how
many calories from your eating plan, is what will help you lose weight, and
keep it off for life! A good personal trainer worth his should know how to