Most Popular Questions

Since we want to be a place to start for you to begin your health and wellness journey, we thought this would be a great place to answer a few questions you might have regarding where to start, what foods to eat, etc…

 

First things first. Start by seeing your health care professional or primary doctor and make sure that you don’t have any health concerns to address. Let them know your plan to begin giving back your weight and living more healthy. Take their direction and guidance.

Next you are going to want to commit to the mindset this is a lifestyle change and not an event. You are setting out to make permanent positive changes in your life.

The general guidelines suggest:
  • Large meals. Eat these at least three to four hours before exercising.
  • Small meals or snacks. Eat these about one to three hours before exercising.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/art-20045506

Diets are not “one size fits all”.  You will have to experiment and decide on the one the works best for you.  

General guidelines to follow are avoiding carbs and sugar and eat fruits, vegetables, and protein.

Counting clories is a good way to keep track of you food intake and is an effective way to lose weight. However counting calories is not for everyone. Focusing on eating smaller portions and exercise is the best way to monitor your intake. Again, avoid carbs and sugar and focus on including mostly healthy foods in your diet.

1. Include soluble fiber in your diet on a regular basis.

2. Go Easy on all alcohol.

3. Avoid foods with trans fats.

4. Eat foods that are high in protien on a regular basis.

5. Avoid sugar .

6. Manage stress in your life.

7. Minimize refine or processed carbs.

8. Exercise for 300 minutes per week.

9. Use coconut oil in your cooking.

10. Include resistance training such s lifting weights in your exercise regimen.

11. Drink plenty of water. 1 oz. of water for each pound you weight. If you weigh 200 pounds then you need to drink 100 ounces of water a day.

12. Make sure you get plenty of restful sleep.

13. Keep track of you food intake and exercise.

14. Eat fatty fish at least one time a week.

15. Add Apple cider vinegar to your diet

16. Drink green tea

17. Try Intermittent Fasting

18. Focus on eating smaller portions

19. Be aware of what is in your food and drinks. Read the labels. Just because a label says something is low in something does not mean it is good for you.

20. Commit to a lifestyle change that supports not only a smaller belly but also better improved health and wellness.

If you like grains and feel good eating them, then there doesn’t seem to be any good reason to avoid them as long as you’re eating mostly whole grains. On the other hand, if you don’t like grains or if they make you feel bad, then there is no harm in avoiding them either.

Juice cleanses often involve going a few days consuming only juice and nothing else. This can have some benefits and some drawbacks also. There are many ways to cleanse and juice cleanse is only one way. Remember not all juice is created equal, and most juices have a lot of sugar in them.

Protein shakes are good but again not all shakes are the same. Some are meant to be included before or after a workout while others can be a complete meal replacement. Make sure you are getting the right shake for what you intend for it to do.

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