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Is Fruit Bad for You?

Is Fruit BAD?
Can you compare a banana to a pack of snack sized oreos? Maybe the calories are the same, but what about the content?

Fruit eating is debatable, and here is a great article from the Globe and Mail on this very topic.

If you’re trying to lose weight, calories count. Veggies have WAY less calories (depending on the veggie- not avocadoes!) compared to most fruits.

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Fitness Quotes in Shape Magazine

Perfect Fit Personal training is dedicated to your health, wellness,and weight loss.

I regularly contribute expert quotes to Shape Magazine online, and here is another one for you today:

http://www.shape.com/weight-loss/weight-loss-strategies/how-lose-10-pounds-safely

Trying to lose 10 pounds healthfully? Please check out my advice in Shape Magazine on how to lose weight without dieting or making yourself starve.

Losing weight and getting healthy is all about changing habits and making your life run differently.

For more advice or info on how to get healthy, send me an email!

Nicole

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Paleo Diet?

I have been hearing so much about the Paleo Diet lately.

Here is a great blog that discusses it at length:

http://paleoworks.wordpress.com/home/about-paleo-works/

Just meat and veggies/fruit; no grains, no sugars, etc. Do you think you could eat this way?

Give me your thoughts!

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Emotional or Mindless Eating

Do you find yourself on the couch after dinner or the kids are in bed, settled in with a bowl of chips, or some other high fat food?

Is this a regular occurence? Are you hungry, or are you just excited about crunching on something while you shut off your brain to enjoy your show?

Nothing wrong with vegetating, it can be great once in a while. But if you are doing this all the time, you may be a mindless eater, or emotional eater. Let’s delve more into that here:

Can you tell me the ways to tell if you’re emotional eating?:
-You eat because you’re bored, not because you’re hungry
-You plan food around tv shows or other activities, not for nutritional purposes
-Certain foods make you feel happy when you’ve had a hard day, are stressed, etc so you seek those things out

What are the dangers of emotional eating? :
-Extra calories consumed mindlessly are usually from fat and sugar; foods that make you feel good
-Not paying attention to the volume of what you eat can cause you to eat way more calories than you should; causing weight gain
-There is a vicious cycle between feeling sad or depressed because you don’t like the way you look, eating high fat/calorie foods to make you feel better, then feeling guilty and sad about eating the bad food mindlessly, then punishing yourself by continuing the cycle again.

And how do we keep ourselves from emotional eating?:

-Keep a food journal and document everything you eat. Having to write it down makes you more aware of the foods you are eating.
-Don’t buy empty calorie foods, just simply don’t have them in your house. Mindless eating carrots or celery is probably not going to happen, but if it did you would be homefree!
-Try to find the root problem; why are you eating this food? Are you hungry or are you just bored? If you get to the real issues, you will stop emotional or what I call “mindless” eating.

If you recognize yourself doing any of these things, try to take a step back and reassess your eating habits. You may not even realize that you are mindlessly eating!

Give it a few days and let me know how you are doing with your newfound knowledge.

Nicole

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Eat Dessert, Stay Skinny!

 

Here is a great link to a site I love; Women’s Health.com.

They have a great “Eat This, Not That” section that gives you great tips on how to eat better, but still enjoy great flavours.

 

Check it out!

http://eatthis.womenshealthmag.com/slideshow/15-new-dessert-swaps-weight-loss#sharetagsfocus

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