While overeating is a common problem there are also many times when we don't eat enough and that can be a problem too.
Food is our fuel and when the tank is on empty, it affects our metabolism and hinders our physical and mental performance.
I find that there are generally two main reasons why some people don't eat enough. The first reason is because of "weight loss" intentions and the other reason is because of "being too busy to eat". The "weight loss" reason stems from an intentional effort of restricting calories with the idea that this will help lose weight quickly. The "too busy" reason happens when life is going faster than the speed of light and food falls to the wayside.
Let's dive into how both of those reasons play out and some tips on how to overcome both so that you can fuel your body the right way.
You know that tag line for snickers? Snickers satisfies you. Well...smoothies satisfy ME. Because I load them with TONS of nutrients that give me energy and staying power. If you hate the idea of drinking something that is super healthy and would rather eat an artificially flavored , corn-syrup filled piece of candy that contains partially hydrogenated crap (aka Snickers bar), than don’t bother reading the rest of this post.
BBQ season officially started up this weekend and with that comes along lots of chips, dips, and other not-so-healthy snacks. And this also happens to be the very time of year that many of us are wanting to look our best for the summer. For ladies that means wearing a swimsuit on the beach without a cover-up. For guys that means being shirtless by the pool.
Avoiding all that garbage food that shows up at most BBQs and summer parties can be part of your strategy for eating well this time of year. Fortunately, there are some simple strategies for making this happen. So let's get to it!
"I get very hungry at work and I start eating everything. How do I stop them from bringing that stuff to work???"
And my reply was..."You DON'T stop them."
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Megan Ántoni Placa, MS, CNS