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Our Best Nutrition and Diet Advice

We get asked a lot about diet trends, the latest “health foods” and quick fix plans to help you lose weight. Here’s our best nutrition and diet advice.
  • Don’t do crash diets! Don’t get sucked into whatever weight loss diet is popular for the moment. Just eat a little of everything. Don’t cut out anything unless you have an allergy/digestive issue with it.
  • Carbs are not evil. Our bodies need them for energy and many other daily functions. Just focus on eating the cleaner carbs (whole grains, beans, fruit, etc).
  • If your stomach handles dairy well, have some of it, just not large portions.
  • If you overdo it with something, just reset and go back to eating healthy and balanced. Don’t punish yourself by not eating or mentally tear yourself apart. Just move on and get back on track.
  • Enjoy food (and drink) and keep your portion sizes in check. Don’t eat until you’re stuffed – eat slowly so that it registers when you’re comfortably full. This will train your body and will eventually become habitual.
  • Limit white sugar, white flour, fried foods,

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This Simple Thing Will Get You Better Weight Loss Results

If there was one simple thing you could do that would almost guarantee you better weight loss results, would you do it? If the answer is yes, then grab a pen and a notebook because that one thing does exist and it is the simple act of keeping a food journal. Not just one, but several studies have shown that keeping a food journal helps people to lose more weight. One study in particular that was published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine showed that people who kept a food diary six days per week lost almost twice as much weight as those who did not!
Keeping a food diary is an excellent tactic for weight loss as it increases two key things: your awareness and accountability for the foods you consume. If you’re diligent and write down everything you eat or drink it can help you see where some of your “hidden calories” may be lurking. It can also reveal patterns such as times of day that you veer off track. And, sometimes just knowing you’ll have to record that late night bowl of ice cream is enough of a deterrent to stop you from having it.

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Eat These Carbs Every Day!

Are you one of those people who has been conditioned to believe that carbs are bad for you? If you are, you’re not alone. For years the media has molded our perception of carbohydrates leading us to think that if you want to lose weight or get fit you should avoid them at all cost. But, carbohydrates are the number one, most important source of energy for your body. They are essential. And in fact, eating certain carbs is critical to losing weight.
The truth is, you should avoid certain types of carbs if you want to slim down. But, there are actually some carbs that you should definitely not avoid – in fact, you should embrace them!
First, let’s cover the carbs that should be on your list of foods to steer away from.
  • Refined, white flour, and processed carbs like bagels, breads, muffins and other baked goods
  • White pasta, white rice and white flour foods
  • Candy, sweets and sugary treats
  • Sugary drinks like soda, juices and blended coffee drinks
You’re probably not surprised to see any of those items on the “avoid”

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