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you gotta eat

January 25, 2012

But, the question is – with so many opinions out there, WHAT should we eat?

Take soy milk, for example.   HiddenSoy.com says it is “dangerous”, while FitDay.com shows “6 Health Benefits of Soy Milk“.

And, what about that Brazilian gem, the Acai berry (pronounced “ah-sigh-ee”)?   Even on a site dedicated to the berry, http://the-acai-fruit.com/acai-berry-dangers/ there is a whole page divulging its dangers.

On SparkPeople.com,  a social media site focused on Healthy living, I found the article What to eat before you workout.   The author, Dean Anderson, gives suggestions instead of “musts”, and he insists that you get to know your own body.   Despite all the debates out there, he says  “The basic rule here is: Find out what works best for you, and do that.

Here’s a couple of other tips to keep in mind regarding eating:

1.   Size Does Matter.    At LongHorn Steakhouse, a 6 oz Top Sirloin has 380 calories vs. the 990 calories (and 60 grams of fat) in their 16oz prime rib.   Take the smaller meat portion, or immediately cut away 2/3 of the Prime Rib and ask for a to-go box to put the rest in.

2.  Double up on Healthy Sides.   With that smaller steak, ask for some healthy sides.  For Steamed broccoli & spinach, ask for “no butter or salt”, and for salads – get the dressing on the side and dip it.  You’ll be amazed at how much better it tastes and how little dressing you need.    When at home, put the salads and veggies on the table, so people can dish-out extra helpings, leaving the meat and potatoes on the stove.   Especially when we’re busy talking, we dish out the extra veggies, and the rest ends up becoming a future meal.

3.  King-Prince-Pauper.   For breakfast, eat more like a King.   Splurge a little on the (Turkey) sausage, scrambled eggs with salsa, and that ever-delicious (low-fat) pastry.   At Lunch, indulge more like a Prince, with salads and sandwiches.  At night, more like a Pauper.  Use a smaller plate, and go more organic with fruits and veggies mixed in with fish or chicken.

 

A friend once told me that I can go to the gym and workout and then eat anything I want.   He said he did, and then one day, he thought:  “why did I just inhale that double-cheeseburger and fries and vanilla shake, and then come to the gym?  I felt sick and realized:  I can eat anything I want, it’s all about CHANGING what I want.”

At M2Health, my job is to help you get what you want.   If you’re tired of not getting the results you are looking for, let’s talk.

 

KerryMartinMoore  . @gmail.com

512-222-7317

God gave you life.   Live it well!

 

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