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#45 - IS OVEREATING WEIGHING YOU DOWN?

  • Being overweight isn't simply a calorie in (food) Vs calories out (exercising) equation, nor is it relevant to count calories. However, I do believe that most of us are eating too much generally and need to be more aware of portion sizes relevant to our age, sex, activity level etc.

    Different nutrients provoke different hormonal responses, and those hormonal responses determine how much fat your body will accumulate and hold on to.

    A high intake of sugar and processed/ refined grains such as high fructose corn syrup, white bread, breakfast cereal, muffins, crackers, cakes, biscuits, most honeys and syrups (I don't mind Manuka honey or Rice malt syrup), sweet sauces, white flour products, will keep you in SUGAR CRAVING and FAT STORING mode.

    Instead bump up the veggies to 5-9 serves per day, fruit to 1-3 serves per day (much less or no fruit if your insulin or lepton resistant), enjoy 1/2 to 1 gm of protein per kg of your body weight (more if you are pregnant or an athlete), include healthy fats in every meal such as olive or coconut oil, avocado, nuts and seeds, organic butter, and limit your grains to those that are wholesome and full of fibre such as whole oats, brown rice, rye sourdough, barley etc.

    Consider INTERMITTENT FASTING to shed excess weight and turn your fat burning switch on - check out www.thefastdiet.co.uk and www.theiflife.com for more info on this way of eating.

    Food is medicine - we can choose what, how, and when we eat to make a huge impact on our wellness...

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