Weight Management (Part 2)

Weight Management (Part 2)

3/11/2019

As we continue to develop a healthy weight loss plan for ourselves, here are another 5 Tips to help you achieve success....

  • A CALORIE DEFICIT of roughly 500 calories per day BELOW your needs for weight maintenance promotes a steady weight loss of approximately 1lb per week. Ask your Registered Dietitian for the accurate calories needed for you.
  • EAT GOOD CARBS. Eat the right kind-whole grains and vegetables. Whole grains and veggies consist of fiber that keeps us full, satisfied and our bowels regular! It is scientifically proven that carbs are our body's MAIN SOURCE of fuel.
  • STAY HYDRATED. Drinking AT LEAST 8 (8oz) glasses of water each day will help keep you adequately hydrated and prevent overeating. More than 64 oz per day is even better!
  • HEALTHY SNACK/SMALL MEALS. Replace high saturated fat and processed foods with healthy, fresh options. Make them smaller meals NOT snacks. Also be sure to make these smaller meals part of your meal plan NOT mindless snacks during the day because you think you're hungry.
  • CONSISTENCY. Just because you decide to treat yourself to some pizza at one meal doesn't mean to give up or restrict the rest of your foods for the day. Simply get back on the horse and stay the course of your nutrition plan. Your body and metabolism will thank you for not yo-yoing.

Weight Management (Part 1)

Weight Management (Part 1)

3/4/2019

Everyone is always looking for that "quick fix" or "magic pill" to conquer their weight problems. As a practitioner and someone who's tried many diets out there over the years, I have learned that slow and steady wins the weight loss race with lasting results. I have also learned that it's not about a "diet" but rather a solid nutrition plan that works for me specifically!

Here are the 5 Initial Steps you should take to help create a balanced and non-restrictive nutrition plan to support your focus on being the BEST version of you!

  • SEEK A DIETITIAN: to determine individual energy needs and a personalized nutrition plan
  • S.M.A.R.T GOALS: Long-term success (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based)
  • EXERCISE: Slowly incorporating more exercise weekly and daily
  • PORTION CONTROL: Measuring cups and a food scale will help you see how much you are really putting in your mouth
  • BALANCE: Each meal should consist of whole grains, lean protein, leafy green veggies, and a fruit or starchy vegetable