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Small and Simple things, will keep the heart Healthy

The first Golden rule to living healthier

The first Golden rule to living healthier

I have had the less fortune of my father in law go to the hospital with an heart attack. Now how does this coincide with a balance diet everything . I sat down with him and spoke for around 4 hours on a few practicle  things. While talking to him and going over some simple practices he was able to lose 21 lbs in a month. Now he had 21 lbs to lose and he was very faithful in making these changes.

I hate fad diets they always discriminate certain foods allow the body not to function in its proper form. While speaking to him my first talk was in what you are eating and when you are eating it. When we set a small plan and follow as a guideline the glycemic index . We will balance out the body.

Reading food labels is the next step knowing the proper servings from a 2,000 calorie diet will help us to watch the amount of what we are really putting in the body. You would be amazed on how much you are really eating.

I would say the next to mention is keeping your metabolism healthy by eating at least 6 meals a day while watching what you are placing in your body. Keeping a food journal will help you to see how successful and what foods you like. Don’t  beat yourself up if you mess up it’s by small and simple things over time will allow us to leave a healthier more meaningful life.


FAD Diets? What is wrong with them?

The glycemic index classifies carbohydrate-containing foods according to their potential to raise your blood sugar level. Foods with a high glycemic index value tend to raise your blood sugar faster and higher than do foods with a lower value.Maria Collazo-Clavell, M.D.

It’s funny since I’ve been a trainer I’ve noticed all of these different types of diets. What is the most common thing between each of them? They all had their fifteen minutes of fame and everyone ended back where they started. Growing up and going to grade school they taught about eating right and eating healthy. I never once heard of a teacher recommend  Twinkies or a pop for lunch or snack. So why is it now we see so many people consuming for meals junk?

That is something I have scratched my head on for 12 years. USA Today reported that by 2030 our obesity as a population will be at 42%. Out of that 42% they have said half will be over 100 pounds obese. Now my last nutrition post spoke on your metabolism. The argument people will  have is “I have a slow metabolism.”

I see a few important factors that everyone should follow if they are looking for first, having more energy and second, starting to loose weight and keeping it off. As with any process if we learn how to incorporate things in our lives the more likely we are able to follow them on an every day aspects.

When deciding what to eat, ask where does it stand on the glycemic index? Now this only a guide line but there are so many advantages on following the glycemic index rather than just eating anything. It helps to regulate the blood sugar and that alone will give you a better overall feeling of being healthy.

This is just the first step in getting your body at a more healthy energetic level. One of the best advantages it helps to eliminate many unneeded Health problems such as type  II diabetes.

It can be difficult to follow a glycemic index diet on your own. For one thing, most foods aren’t ranked by glycemic index. Packaged foods don’t generally list their GI ranking on the label, and it can be hard to estimate what it might be. Still, basic principles of the glycemic index diet may help you better manage and control your blood sugar:

  • Choose high-fiber foods, such as whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables.
  • Choose fresh or raw foods over canned or processed foods.

If you have diabetes, the glycemic index diet is just one tool to consider when determining your diet. If you’re interested in learning more, talk to a registered dietitian. He or she can help you make changes in your diet. as mentioned by  Maria Collazo-Clavell, M.D.


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