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I bought the P90X3 workout program a couple of weeks ago. As a registered dietitian and certified personal trainer, I pride myself in staying healthy and fit. I knew the P90X programs are tough but effective as my step son got in super shape a couple of years ago with P90X. So, I am almost through the second week and Yes, the work-outs are challenging, but I love the variety. I especially like how easy these are to fit into my busy schedule as they're only 30 minutes!
Two years ago I posted http://bodybykj.com/2011/04/who-is-to-blame-for-the-obesity-epidemic. As a country we continue to make unhealthy food and lifestyle choices, diabetes continues to rise and more and more people are riding around Walmart in motorized carts because their obesity is immobilizing them. The cost to society and individual lives and families is crippling - no pun intended. The scientific evidence is compelling; obesity leads to other chronic health conditions that negatively impact quality of life. So what are we choosing to do about it? Most like passing the buck and looking for the quick and easy "solution". Instead of making lifestyle changes [...]
Last, Friday I attended a lecture by Dr Jim Painter, PhD, RD a professor, researcher and author from Eastern Illinois University. He has been studying the changing weight and eating patterns in the US over the past 50 years and has some interesting theories with good research behind them. Guess what the number one isssue seems to be. Portion size! If you grew up in the 60's and 70's, you may remember the standard size soft drink to be 7-8 oz. Today it's double or triple that. Same patten for most of the restaurant meals we eat. Even food companies [...]
I get daily notices from Prevention in my e-mail and today's notice was about a new book on the market written by an MD. The premise is that if you cut wheat out of your diet you will lose weight. Additionally, he suggests that the wheat of today is different from what our fore-bearers ate and is less healthy. The statements and premises in this book ARE NOT based in science. Just because someone has an MD after his or her name does not make them an expert in nutritional science as evidenced in this book. This is just another [...]
If you follow media stories regarding health, diet, nutrition and exercise recommendations you may be feeling a little confused. I understand! As health and nutrition guidelines are constantly challenged with new research finding coming to light, the media grabs hold of it and hypes it up. So what you believe one day, may be seem to refuted the next. But in the meantime, the media makes the findings seem definitive. Many respond by jumping on the latest health bandwagon based on inconclusive research. Some things that have recently be challenged are: the role (amount and type) of fat and heart [...]
First, be prepared and pre-plan! Check out the menu ahead of time and decide what you will order before you get there and are bombarded with food cues and distractions. (See if there is nutrition information on their website) Don't go overly hungry as your defenses may be down compromising your ability to make rational decisions in alignment with your goals. To curb hunger, eat a light snack or have a small bowl of tomato or broth based soup before you go. Once you are seated at your table, immediately ask for a large glass of water with lemon and [...]
The latest stats on obesity in America are 1 out of 3 children and 2 out of 3 adults are either overweight or obese. Of course it's easy to blame the food companies, fast food restaurants and technology, however if you're are adult, you make your own lifestyle choices. All day long we make decisions that affect our health including: whether or not to exercise; what, when, where and how much we eat; how we perceive and respond to stressors and how much time to allot for sleep and rest. Many of us think that how we treat our own body [...]
A discussion of green eating and healthy foods that green in color.
In keeping with National Nutrition Month Theme of "Eat Right with Color", my blog today has to do with green-colored foods. However, let me digress for a moment and discuss the new "green eating" trend. That refers to reducing your carbon footprint, or impact on the environment. Choosing more locally grown vs. foods that have to travel across the globe to reach you plate, plant based foods and organically grown are all ways to "eat green". Here a few foods of various shades of green that can help boost your nutrition: 1. Bell Peppers: Most common is the green variety, [...]