An interesting article from the LA Times…
For those who provide nutrition advice in a state where nutrition licensure is required- be careful. Creator of the caveman diet, and blogger, is facing charges for providing nutrition information, advice and charging a fee for such services. The caveman diet creator is not a dietitian, and he does not hold a license within the state of North Carolina, therefore making his advice posted on his website against the law.
Be careful when seeking nutrition advice, it should come from a creditable source!! You should find someone who has been educated in nutrition, not just someone who picks it up like a hobby. Seek out registered dietitians to make sure you are getting the most accurate and up to date nutrition information.
Being healthy and fit is more than a number on the scale, or the size of your clothing. It’s being happy with who you are, putting the right foods in your body (most of the time), and embracing an active lifestyle.
Start your path towards being healthy today!
Choose one thing you know you can change for the better, and start now. Something you know you will be successful at achieving, and is OBTAINABLE!
I’m not talking lose 10 pounds by next month. I mean cutting back the number of sugar beverages you drink every week. Or vowing to eat one super healthy a meal a week more than you currently do. Then try adding a new vegetable to your diet, make it three different ways over one or two weeks.
Slowly over time incorporate add more healthy choices into your life and you will feel better about yourself! Not just for eating better, but for also being successful at making a good change in your life. We are creatures of habit. It’s hard to make changes. Accept that. Then try to improve the things you need to work on, slowly. Remember: It takes time to be healthy. It doesn’t happen over night! You don’t finish college by the end of the summer, it takes YEARS!!! Same for a healthy lifestyle.
Who will be more successful one year from now??
A person who threw away all junk foods they had in their house and completely made over their diet from head to toe in a day.
A person who made small, obtainable changes over the course of a year.
Answer: The second one. The first one saw their favorite snack food at 7-11 four months after they dumped everything and wasn’t able to keep up all the healthy lifestyle changes after that.
Think about it. Who do you want to be? It will be a long journey, but once you achieve your goal(s) you will be ecstatic!
Watching what you are eating? Take a step in the right direction by taking pictures of everything you eat and drink. Its like a digital food journal! It may open you eyes, and/or make you more aware f the choices you are making daily.
Learn more by watching this brief video clip!
It should be more culturally acceptable to work out when doing nothing in public!!
I’m not talking about full on push-ups in public, but more like movement to keep you going. For example, my husband and I were waiting for our plane to board earlier this morning and I started doing squats. He looked a me like I was crazy. There may have been other people who had the same impression, but who cares. I sure don’t, I’ll be the one looking decent in my shorts and swim suit this summer.
If everyone started doing this, people wouldn’t think you were crazy. You would be crazy NOT to be using your down time effectively, by working out in public!
Now, I know I’m a dietitian. Food is my specialty, but nutrition, healthy and exercising go together… It comes with the territory. I’m not trying to be a fitness expert, or step on the toes of fitness experts’. I more so trying to motivate people to get moving, to burn extra calories when ever possible. The occasional squats while in line might not cause you to loose 10 pounds this month, but it will take you one step closer to getting you healthier AND it may even pave the way to more intense workouts in the future… Just a thought. If it doesn’t, at least your are getting in some sort of physical activity.
Food (and exercise) for thought! Get out there and getting moving today, not tomorrow!
Trying to balance the heavy load of family, work, school, household obligations, so on and so fourth, can be really time consuming… I hear it all the time. People say they don’t have time to do this, and they need more hours in a day to do that.