I love this article**!!! Precision Nutrition has hit the nail on the head again, especially with the awesome graphic I copied below. This is why I coach like I do and why I chose to be certified by PN – no calorie counting, advanced metrics, too much planning, etc. It’s all habit based. Build healthy habits that you can apply in any situation and enjoy your life 🙂
**One caveat though, a personal concern of mine – I don’t agree with their suggestion to “get a dog that needs walking”. Do not, I repeat DO NOT get a dog with the sole purpose of helping you lose weight. Dogs are living beings and are not a responsibility to be taken lightly. My dog is the love of my life and means the world to me but even so it’s not always easy and getting a dog for the wrong reason means a trip to the pound for the poor pup.
I love this new article debunking detox diets from Precision Nutrition. Juice cleanses do not work but they do a much better job off explaining why than I ever could. Especially scary that they both got so sick from this popular detox.
The take-away? Eat your fruits and veggies, eat sugars in moderation and save your money by staying away from expensive juice cleanses. Your body and bank account will thank you!
We already know the main dietary risks in North America, which include excess calories, processed sugars, fats, and salt. Simply cutting down on these would improve our health and functioning.
We can do this by eating the highest quality, freshest food possible, paying attention to body cues, and not overeating.
Our friends at Precision Nutrition have made another great infographic for us! Hopefully you have a good trainer on your side and you will stay injury free, but if not maybe try a few of these tips.
Of course we all know we’re supposed to eat our fruits and veggies. Here’s some great information regarding our colorful friends, courtesy of Precision Nutrition.
Here at Inside Out Health, we believe that the key to health is balance. Eat healthy most of the time. Exercise regularly. Don’t feel like you have to go overboard. Balance is the key to a healthy body AND healthy mind. It is so important around here it’s a key component of our company vision. That brings up why I like the idea of this article by our friends at Precision Nutrition. Barring food allergies, we do not believe in putting a food completely off limits nor defining a food as “good” or “bad”. It’s all about balancing your life and diet appropriately. So maybe we don’t have pizza every day, but we have a healthy breakfast, a big salad for lunch and on Friday we go on date night with our spouse or out with the guys and have some pizza. It won’t derail you, it will help keep you sane and balanced. Let me help you create healthy habits and a healthy attitude towards food that will last you a lifetime!
Direct from the article:
I do know that the times when I observe people get obsessed about a specific food, and then completely overeat a specific food, is when they put it off limits.
Maybe they put themselves on a diet that outlaws pizza. Then what do they want? Pizza. What do they end up doing? Eating way too much pizza. What happens to them for the rest of their lives (if the diet was drawn out and strict enough)? They want to eat pizza. What happens to their health and body composition goals? Well, their body looks like it’s fed a lot of pizza.
“After the food restriction, subjects noticed frequent gorging/binging, fear of no food, feeling hungry even when ‘stuffed,’ always feeling fat.”
– Todd Tucker (from The Great Starvation Experiment)
Today’s link of the week is from our friends at Precision Nutrition:
All-or-nothing thinking — “If I don’t do this perfectly then it’s awful” – rarely gets us “all”. It usually gets us “nothing”.
This article describes how to break that cycle.