As a Registered Dietician I get a lot of questions from friends about what they should be eating, and I’ve heard some pretty crazy things. One friend recently told me that in an effort to lose weight he’s been eating fruits and vegetables exclusively for several weeks. Macronutrients are a vital part of a healthy diet; they alone will not sustain your body. While every body is different in its needs; however, a major component to all balanced diets is protein.
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Because of the way it is metabolized, MCT oil gives you quick energy like carbohydrates without the sugar content of certain snacks and candy that can ultimately affect insulin levels. MCT oil as part of your balanced meal also contributes to the feeling of satiety that may discourage you from snacking between meals.
Amino acids are the ‘building blocks of life,’ meaning that we cannot live – let alone thrive – without them, as they are necessary for overall health and wellness.* Certain ‘Essential’ amino acids are only available in our diets through the foods we consume, and other ‘Non-Essential’ amino acids are available in food as well as are produced by the body as they are needed.
Take it one day at a time, focusing on each meal and each workout as they come. Rome was NOT built in a day! My second piece of advice is simply to be YOU. Work hard to be the best possible version of yourself; don’t look at athletes and fitness models that you aspire to look like and feel that you have to look exactly like them to be successful. Focus on yourself and making positive lifestyle changes – now THAT is success.
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