Food is Good
the Gap Between Healthy Eating and a Realistic
Chuck Rudolph MEd, RD - Registered Dietitian
And Nutrition Coach for Renaissance
ClubSport - Aliso Viejo, CA
is GOOD what most people don't understand is
portion control. It's the way to bridge the
gap between healthy eating and a realistic lifestyle.
One of the little known facts about fat loss
and weight reduction is that you must eat. The
body runs on fuel. You can give it nutrient
dense foods or less nutrient dense foods. It
will run on both, but if it does not have any
fuel, or not enough fuel then it will not perform
well or at all.
you do not eat, your body senses starvation
and shifts into preservation mode, therefore,
if you eat too few calories and nutrient deficient
foods your body simply slows down its ability
to burn fat. Eating small frequent meals not
only supports higher energy levels it balances
insulin (blood glucose) levels. If you can balance
Insulin levels with proper nutrients and daily
caloric intake you will have energy all day
long and you're less likely to store body fat
and you'll build lean muscle mass that will
make your metabolism race like a thoroughbred.
have all heard that "breakfast is the most important
meal of the day," but do you know why? Well,
breakfast gets your body's hormones working
so that it can function throughout the day.
It provides nutrients to your brain and muscles.
You may have experienced a time when you wake-up
late and skip breakfast. Then you get busy and
before you know it it's 2:00 PM and you have
a headache, your eyes start to blink rapidly
and a slight sense of nausea sets in..you have
reached HYPOGLYCEMIA (low blood sugar).
only way feel better is to eat. This is where
the problem starts because your brain is telling
you to eat SUGAR, because it needs it fast fuel.
So you find yourself eating anything and everything
and you're drawn to simple carbohydrates. Plus,
you are so hungry at this point that portion
control goes right out the door. This excessive
calorie consumption now causes a drastic insulin
spike to store all these nutrients and causes
another HYPOGLYCEMIC reaction known commonly
as the 3-4:00 PM CRASH. You could have avoided
this completely by simply eating a well balanced
breakfast along with 3-4 more small balanced
meals and snacks throughout the day.
We all strive to live a healthy and happy life;
there is no reason that FOOD cannot be a part
of both. I encourage all my clients to eat,
and eat nutrient dense foods several times a
day for optimal energy. Education is the key,
with a little determination; we can all be healthy,
fit and happy.
Rudolph MEd, RD
Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo
Rudolph's expertise is directed at weight reduction,
body fat loss and enhancing sports performance
through simple, yet superior nutrition planning
and education. He has developed successful meal
plans for top level business men/women, stay
at home moms that want to be in shape as well
as various professional, college and high school
athletes. Chuck has authored and co-authored
various published scientific articles that are
written for health care practitioners and consumers.
Currently, his personal interests involve educating
balanced nutrition to coincide with each person's
busy and hectic lifestyle.
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