A beautiful summer sunset walk on Naples Beach, walking off a delightful dinner on 5th Ave South. Photo Courtesy of Charly Caldwell II.
Have you ever felt that you are up against a brick wall when it comes to weight loss?
You are not alone.
Many people struggle with the weight loss dilemma daily. Metabolism is a complex subject with a plethora of variables but we are going to break down a few basics to help you.
First, understand that you need a certain amount of energy (calories) to stay alive, as well as to move around.
You can get this energy from food, or you can retrieve it from stored energy (fat reserves) in the body.
If you consume less energy than you expend, you will lose weight – and if you consume more energy than you expend, you will gain weight.
This relationship between ‘energy in’ and ‘energy out’ is called the Energy Balance Equation, and it’s the most commonly accepted model for calculating how much weight you...
We are aware, now more than ever, of how the food we eat plays a significant role in our health, performance, mood and body composition. Many are less conscious, though, of how our behaviors and attitudes around food also impact these outcomes.
Through print, radio and social media, we are continually bombarded with information on how we should and shouldn’t eat, so it’s not surprising that many of us are confused, stressed and anxious about food.
So, what is a ‘healthy’ diet then?
A healthy diet is one in which you are intuitive to your hunger and fullness cues.
You can recognize when you are getting hungry and you feel free to eat. No food rules dictate when you should or should not eat, you listen to your body. A healthy diet means your eating behaviors are flexible. You can travel, try new foods and cuisines and eat out with friends and family. Your diet or food rules do not dictate your social life. A healthy diet provides your body with all its...