Updated: Sep 8, 2020
There’s so much confusion today with most people as it relates to nutrition. Our focus is to teach which foods to eat to accomplish your nutritional and medical goals. Yes, we believe in nutritional supplementation, however, that is not our only focus.
Losing weight and eating healthier should NOT require willpower. Always being hungry because you're restricting foods and counting points doesn't work. Eating pre-packaged foods, taking appetite suppressants, or eating protein bars help but don't solve the problem, because you still feel like you're on a diet.
The Non-Dieting approach focuses on which foods digest and absorb slowly, which doesn't raise blood sugar abruptly and reduces appetite and cravings. It truly is as simple as taking a little time to learn a little of the science behind nutrition that commercial weight-loss programs, products, and books just can’t accomplish.
Many individuals have never had their body fat measured? Your body composition and activity level determine your daily calorie needs. The more muscle you develop, the higher the activity level you exert, the more calories and carbohydrates you can eat. Not necessarily the more bodyweight but the more lean mass (muscle). Remember, muscle burns a significant amount of calories, even while you are asleep at night, fat does not. The key to anti-aging and weight management is to increase your lean mass and decrease your body fat, which will then raise your metabolism both at rest and during exercise.
A nutritionist can measure one’s metabolic rate, customize a program based on muscle mass, age sex, and nutritional goals whether the client follows a macrobiotic diet or would like to eat out! Its like a sliding scale carbohydrate program based on your metabolism, your medical needs, and your lifestyle. It truly is a Lifestyle Not a Diet!
The first nutritional step to take when looking at anti-aging, disease management, weight management, sports nutrition, or most nutrition counseling to have the correct balance between carbohydrates, fats, and, proteins. This balance is important as it relates to food cravings and food satisfaction (satiety) and blood sugar management.
Usually, most physicians and health care professionals overlook recommending an individualized low glycemic macronutrient intake for each client. The total amount of calories you eat are important, however, more importantly, if you balance the correct percentages and amount of the macronutrients along with muscle mass and activity level then food cravings go away.
We hope you enjoy these posts and are glad you're being proactive in your own health maintenance. To schedule an appointment please call us at 956-581-2168 or visit WellnessHealthGroup.com for more information.