One of the big things I focus on when helping my clients to achieve their goals is how and what to eat! Whether their goal is fat-loss, toning up, feeling great in a bikini, training for an event such as a 10K or generally feeling fit and fabulous – it mostly (approximately 70-80%) comes down to what we eat, stress and hormones!
When it comes to knowing what we should and shouldn’t be eating it can be very confusing unless you are trained in nutrition. There is so much confusing information out there, it can be overwhelming.
So, here are the answers to some of the more common questions I am asked about healthy eating!
Should I avoid saturated fats?
Absolutely not! The right saturated fats are good for you! The key is in the word ‘right’. Our bodies need fats to work properly so cutting them out of your diet can be harmful. The fats you need to avoid are the processed vegetable and hydrogenated fats.
Are whole grains good for me?
No, they are not. You may be surprised to learn that wheat – whole or otherwise – isn’t very good for you at all. Foods containing wheat will cause your blood sugar levels to spike, which results in an increase in fat storage and can cause food cravings. Not good for the healthy eater!
Wheat also contains gluten that causes a whole host of problems, from bloating and stomach aches to more serious conditions such as damage to the intestinal walls and thyroid problems. Gluten also stops you from losing weight properly, and causes your body to put on weight around your tummy and bottom!
Are eggs bad for me?
No! Eggs are super. In fact they are a super food! Contrary to popular belief, eating lots of eggs will not raise your cholesterol levels. They are nutritious, loaded with vitamins, minerals, high quality proteins, good fats and various other lesser-known nutrients.
One large egg contains:
- Vitamin B12: 9% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B2: 15% of the RDA.
- Vitamin A: 6% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B5: 7% of the RDA.
- Selenium: 22% of the RDA.
- Plus small amounts of almost every vitamin and mineral required by the human body, including calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, manganese, vitamin E, folate and many more.
Remember to always opt for free range and organic!
The truth is, making healthy eating a way of life is absolutely key to your long-term success. If you feel you are in need of the right advice then why not book in for a FREE B-Fit session, or just give me a call for a confidential chat on 07748298728.
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