So about 2 years ago I joined my local Brooklyn gym to lose weight. I had a couple of free sessions with an excellent personal trainer who explained that 80% of the process of weight loss, maintenance and overall health has to do with nutrition, the remaining 20% with exercise.
This really WAS news to me. 80% food related? I decided to follow his pretty simple guidelines and modify my food intake with this main idea: eat a diet that is heavily plant-based but includes all food groups; meats, fish & eggs, grains, dairy, good fats (all in more moderate amounts that I had been eating) whilst incorporating regular manageable exercise (in my case running and some weights & resistance training). Guess what happened? I lost 17 lbs in 5 months. Not only that, I reduced my total cholesterol levels by a long way and brought my total body fat percentage down by 11%. I’ve managed to keep to these guidelines almost 2 years on from the 1st gym session.
So I got to thinking that food basically heals and strengthens the body and so must also as a result extend your lifespan. I decided to certify as a Nutritionist to further study these principles and that’s where I am today.
With this in mind, I love reading about what wonders food can do for the body and saw this great poster today that shows how to juice for health. It’s definitely FOOD FOR THOUGHT!
Have a great week!