Maintaining a healthy weight is, for the most part, about what you eat. Yes, working out and being active definitely helps; but, for most people, food is about 80% of weight maintenance. Unfortunately, we’ve developed a really unhealthy relationship, as a country, to food.
From the post I wrote in May, 2011 to kick off my “Back to Basics” nutrition series.
“We’ve been mislead about how to have a healthy relationship with food. For some reason, we’ve been taught to think that “good” or “healthy” eating and nutrition is about getting the largest volume of food into our stomachs with the least amount of calories. I am not sure where this trend started, but it’s definitely perpetuated in our food marketing, media, and a lot of nutrition advice. Our society’s idea of nutrition has become about how much sheer volume we can pack into ourselves without “exceeding calories.” Read More…
No matter how hard you try to crunch those numbers, eating a salad doesn’t make that ice cream have less calories.
“So, stop trying to min-max your diet like it’s a character sheet.
I can’t tell you the number of questions I get about random, weird “diet tricks” and nutrition. These things pretty invariably come from people who want to keep eating an unhealthy diet while griping that they can’t lose weight and keep it off. Truth for those people: you know what you need to do, so stop trying to play the numbers.” Read More…
Breakfast: Two farm-fresh eggs fried in 1 tbs coconut oil over portobello mushroom.
Snack: fennel & pea salad. Raw milk cheddar cheese. Banana. Hummus with carrots & celery.
Lunch: Leftover grilled pork loin, sautee’d spinach. Apple.
Dinner: Catfish with couscous and broccoli.
“There are things people just need to be told, and that get danced around too often. Some of these are uncomfortable, some “gross,” some thing you just don’t talk about in polite society. Unfortunately, these silent issues are hurting our national health, our individual health, and most especially our kid’s health.
This is going to be unpopular. ” Read More…