A Wendy’s Baconator and large natural cut fries has 1,490 calories. You’d have to do burpees for almost 2.5 hours to burn if off.
From Stanford University, the average American eats only 15 grams of fiber a day, when they should be getting 38 grams. To hit your number eat a salad every day and snack on pears, apples, bananas, and other fruits.
NO STARCH, PLEASE
Starchy vegetables (potatoes and corn) and grain products (pasta and breads) are converted quickly to simple sugars, and significantly increase insulin levels resulting in increased fat storage for those with insulin resistance. Non-starchy, low glycemic (low sugar) fruits and veggies have minimal impact on insulin, and will provide healthy vitamins, minerals and fiber in addition to minimizing fat storage.
DID YOU KNOW
Over 31 million people in the United States do not eat breakfast daily. Studies have shown that not eating breakfast aids in obesity.
LIFESTYLE VS MEDICATIONS
Rather than taking over the counter medications to mask the symptoms of illnesses like headaches, stomach pain, or cold symptoms, examine closely the factors that might be causing these reactions and seek to eliminate the true source of the problem for optimal long-term results. Lifestyle changes like getting more rest, avoiding junk foods, or reducing stress will often eliminate the true source of ongoing health issues, and may produce more pleasant results than perpetually band aiding recurring symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW
Most body hair: While facial hair serves some purposes, the hair found on the rest of body is practically useless and can be removed with few ill effects.
DRINK AND BURN BELLY FAT
According to research from Tuft University, drinking green tea daily for 12 weeks can enhance belly-fat loss during exercise. catechins in green tea may help increase metabolism.
Nutrient-filled foods give your body everything it needs to fight disease and remain strong. Anti-nutrient foods like fast food, fried foods, processed foods, and junk foods are so nutrient-depleted and contain so many chemicals and toxins that they actually require your body to spend its precious existing resources just to process these unusable materials through the body. As you consume each bite of food daily, mindfully ask yourself if you are eating nutrients or anti-nutrients, and begin shifting your eating habits away from the Dark Side.
SLASH BLOOD SUGAR
According to a study in Preventive Medicine, a daily dose of black tea can reduce your fasting blood sugar by as much as 18 percent. That can reduce your risk of diabetes.
Toxins, hormones, and drugs are stored in the fat cells of humans and animals. Minimize your exposure to these hazards by avoiding processed meats, and by purchasing organically grown, grass fed or free-range lean meats.
Cattle are ruminants, with stomachs designed to digest grass. When fed massive amounts of grains (grain-fed beef) they grow faster and bigger, but not healthier. Their cardiovascular systems suffer just as ours do, and their healthy fat levels drop. Factory farmed beef also contains antibiotics and growth hormones. To maximize health, consider organically grown, grass fed beef, or reduce beef consumption altogether.
DID YOU KNOW
Proper diet is critical for brain development in children. The brains of children who have died of malnutrition during the first year of life have fewer brain cells and an overall smaller size than the brains of healthy children.
JUNK FOOD CHALLENGE
To get healthy painlessly, replace one junk food per week with a healthy, preferably organic food. In six months to a year, your diet will be greatly improved, if not perfectly healthy.
It is common for people whose profession keeps them moving (walking, climbing stairs, or moving throughout the day) to have better cardiovascular health than those who work out strenuously once a day, but remain sedentary the rest of the time. Try to incorporate movement throughout your day to increase cardiovascular health. Be creative with wall push-ups, take the stairs, intentionally park far away, and raise your arms over you head often to increase movements and health.
*Consult physician before trying a new supplement, food or diet. Especially if you’re on any medications.