Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Biscuits, Steaks & Heartbreaks...

Time to face the fats! Fat is an important nutrient that the body uses for growth and development, but should be eaten in moderation. While fat is necessary and essential for proper health, some types of fats can damage the function of your heart over time. In addition it can be counterproductive in your quest for weight loss and/or weight management.

Artery-clogging fats that increase the risk include saturated fat and trans fat. Saturated fat comes mainly from animal sources like meat and dairy products, but it can also be found in coconut and palm oils. Trans fat comes from hydrogenated vegetable oils like margarine and vegetable shortening. Both saturated fats and trans fats stay solid at room temperature.

Therefore, saturated fats and trans fats are the only fats that we should attempt to eliminate from our diet - especially trans fat.

So the general recommendation is to reduce your total fat intake to 30 percent of your total daily calories, and limit saturated fat to less than 10 percent. This can be done by limiting your intake of high-fat foods, deep-fried foods and snacks made with hydrogenated oils, as they contain trans fats.

Don't be friends with the Bad Fats Brothers. Overall fat isn't the enemy - calories are the real enemy - make sure your burning more that you eat.

Be Well.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Stage is Yours...

No, no... I don't want you to "Rock the Mic". I want you to speak your mind and share your thoughts.

I want to start my first post of this year by giving you the floor. I want to hear from you as the real expert on you is... (Drum roll please!) YOU! (Where is Dr. Phil when you need him)

  • What's on your mind?
  • What do you want to know?
  • What are you struggling with in your fitness and nutrition program?
  • What has helped you reach your goals or get you closer to your goals?
  • Exercise and Nutrition guidance
  • Etc...

This is your opportunity to get answers to your questions and proven solutions to a problem as it relates to reaching and achieving your goals in health and wellness.

There is so much misinformation out there—I would like to help you clear the air and get to the facts not just opinion. The bottom line is most of issues are due to lack of knowledge and the wrong mindset.

I will compile your questions and ideas and respond with answers directly or in the coming posts.

What say you?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Be Well.

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