Are You Learning the Right Health Information?
It’s Saturday and I’m out shopping for clothes with my girlfriend. I’m near the women’s change room, waiting for her to come out and show me what she has picked out, when I over hear a few women talking about how their clothes don’t fit. The very next sentence, they ask each other, “Where should we go for lunch?” What’s the first place that comes up? No surprise to me, it was McDonald’s and Wendy’s. One of them follows with a comment about how these restaurants’ salads are “so healthy for you.”
There are so many people like this, trying to fight with their weight, diets, working out, etc. with the wrong information about what is healthy. The wealth of media out there and the billions of dollars of advertising going into falsely educating the population on what they should eat to lose weight and be healthy is horrifying. Much of what we hear about processed and/or commercial food being so good for you is misinformation. People are not aware of all the chemicals, food colouring, additives and preservatives that are in those foods. On top of that, when you cook and/or microwave these chemicals they become something completely different. No wonder our society is getting sicker and sicker. More people are developing allergies, colds, flues and have weaker immune systems. On top of our stressful lifestyles of trying to keep up with the Jones’s, this is the perfect formula for disease.
We need to take control of our health by first consuming the right nutrients to look after our health. I’m sure your asking at this point, “How do I do this?” First start by eating certified organic whole foods 80% of the time (5 days out of the week, for example Monday to Friday eat each meal as healthy as possible) and 20% (say, Saturday and Sunday) throw caution to the wind and eat some fun foods. (Hamburgers, Pop, Chips, etc.) This will help your body get the nutrients it needs 80% of the time which in this day is really good. Second, drink good quality water (Evian, Fuji just to name a few brands I recommend to my clients). You want to make sure you drink ½ your body weight in ounces per day (150lbs person would drink approximately 3 litres of water). Third, exercise at least 20 minutes per day. This doesn’t mean go to the gym each day; 3 to 5 times a week is sufficient, depending on your fitness and experience levels. I highly recommend you consult with a personal trainer before starting any exercise program. Fourth, find out if you have any food sensitivities. This is important because if you’re sensitive to some of the foods that you’re consuming it could be causing inflammation in your stomach (among other things, but that is a another article in its own). Food sensitivities might be a reason why it’s so hard for you to achieve six pack abs.
Start with these 4 tips and you will see a difference on how you feel. Remember, if you take care of body it will take care of you.
For more information you can contact me:
Brandon Krieger H.L.C 2, C.M.T.A