What’s the best diet for weight loss?
It’s one of the most popular questions asked. The most important thing is that sustainable weight loss can’t be achieved just by diet. Moving every single day is important, not only for weight loss but for your overall health too. One of the easiest diet’s to implement includes a balance of macronutrients in each meal. Carbohydrates, healthy fats and protein
Are carbohydrates bad for you?
No food groups should be demonized. Carbohydrates sustain our bodies with fuel to function and they have an essential part in our day to day. The type of carbohydrates you are consuming is crucial. The ideal carbs are the complex ones, to give us slow sustained energy throughout the day, and not give us those sugar lows like refined white carbs do. If you’re eating brown rice, quinoa, oats, sweet potato, corn, pumpkin, green vegetables, beans, lentils and peas in your meals, you’re giving your body the nourishment it needs.
What is quinoa?
Pronounced “Keen-wah”, it’s a pseudo grain, kind of like a mix between a grain/seed. It acts much like rice but has a complete amino acid profile, which means it has loads of protein – which is super for our vego friends. Quinoa can be an excellent addition to your diet as it’s gluten free for those who are intolerant, nutritious and goes with just about anything.
Should I be eating a gluten-free diet?
Most definitely if you are gluten intolerant, coeliac or find that it doesn’t sit right with you. Many people think that gluten isn’t healthy because it has been so trendy to cut it out. Lot of people saying wheat these days is designed to be robust in their crops to deal with pesticides, and therefore are hard to breakdown in the gut. Your body will tell you if it has a problem with breaking down gluten and if you’re unsure,
What’s wrong with drinking milk?
Nothing unless you’re lactose intolerant or have problems digesting it. Milk is best in its full fat state – not skim. Having fats in our diet allows us to absorb fat soluble vitamins such as vitamins D, A, E and K, and vitamin D is crucial for our bone health along with calcium. A lack of vitamin D = abnormal release of parathyroid hormone, and therefore not enough or too much calcium circulating your system.
Is it normal to be bloated every day?
Absolutely not. Being bloated is your body speaking to you, and telling you that something isn’t right. Generally the permeability of your gut is compromised by a reaction to a food particle and your gut walls are inflamed. Keep a food diary, and write down your body’s reactions every time you eat, you’ll then be able to track down the sinister ingredient not agreeing with you. Many people can be allergic to healthy foods such as quinoa or beans, and continue to eat them because they are healthy, unbeknownst to the damage it’s causing to their gut.
Should I be taking supplements?
Many people don’t eat a well balanced diet or focus on their health as a priority. When this happens, and your diet is not sufficiently supplying your body with the nutrients it needs, you can be likely to suffer from nutritional deficiencies that affect your health. This is where nutritional supplements can come in handy – to give you a boost of nutrients your body can utilize while you adjust your diet to prevent a deficiency from happening again.
While many vitamins and supplements out there can provide you with nutrients you may need at the time, they will never be able to fully provide all of the additional substances that are available in fresh, whole foods. Nothing is more easily absorbed or nourishing as fresh, local and seasonal produce.