It was probably to eat MORE vegetables. Am I right?
Our mom’s were probably pretty smart. If we ate more veggies (and less processed foods) we probably wouldn’t have the belly fat we’re dealing with now.
I feel pretty good knowing that I’m giving this ‘mom’ advice to my kids, even if it seems to fall on deaf ears. Thankfully most times I can see my kids making healthy choices even without the evil ‘mom glare’.
Remarkably, people tend to know MORE about the right things to eat, but they want to complicate things. Easy solutions like eating more vegetables and STOP eating crap seem to be lost in the shuffle.
No one ever gets fat eating broccoli or even apples. If we just stuck to more fresh foods, less processed stuff, less sugar and man made stuff, we’d be a whole lot better off.
Too bad that bad stuff tastes so good though :/
Fact is, if all you eat is the bad stuff, it’s hard to develop a taste for the truly tasty natural flavors of fresh food. All that sodium and those artificial sweeteners (up to 600 times sweeter than sugar) ruin our taste buds.
So do as your mother says and eat more vegetables and fruits.
Research shows subjects on a low-fat diet that ate more fruits and vegetables lost more fat than another group on just the low-fat diet. (Amer. J. Clin. Nutr. 85: 1465-1477, 2007.)
Second, research shows subjects on a low-fat diet that ate more fruits and vegetables lost more fat than another group on only the low-fat diet. (Amer. J. Clin. Nutr. 85: 1465-1477, 2007.)
Both pretty powerful reasons to eat more fruits and veggies.
So many of my clients WANT to make healthy changes, but they’re really stumped as to HOW.
It’s been a real eye opener to see how my Challenge Diet clients are responding to the paleo-style plan. In this plan I have meal plans and recipes and clear direction on what to eat. Weight is falling off. It will happen for you too with this style of eating.
Ever heard of the “Paleo Diet”?
If you haven’t – its a diet based around eating REAL FOODS – unprocessed & organic. Whether you have or not, what you probably DON’T realize is that it’s the fastest growing “diet” in the world right now. From celebrities, chefs, elite athletes… even fitness experts–everyone is eager to try it or adopt it. And for good reason, because no other diet or eating plan provides so many benefits so fast:
– Increased Energy
– Clearer Skin
– Lean, Muscular Body
– Enhanced Libido
– Greater Mental Clarity
– All Day Stamina
– Better Workouts
– And more
The list goes on and on. Talk to anyone who’s actually eaten Paleo for even a full month and chances are, they’ll rave about the changes they started seeing in their body.
Now, the #1 problem… by far the biggest complaint I hear from many who try out the Paleo lifestyle is it’s ‘boring‘ or that it’s too hard.
Often, people learn the core principles, experience results… but then get stuck eating bland meals of the same foods over and over again.
I’ve found a solution: a Paleo Cookbook that I love.
CLICK HERE to read more from ‘Paleohacks’.
Turns out Paleohacks is the single biggest online Paleo community anywhere–filled with tens of thousands of people actually THRIVING on Paleo.
You’ll find 125+ recipes (even I can cook) and a ton of bonuses, like how to eat out and have a social life without being a pain in the a$$.
And to top it all off, it’s on sale (including well over $100 in bonuses) for at almost 30% off. Want to eat some delicious recipes as soon as TONIGHT?
CLICK HERE to see if Paleo eating and it’s benefits is something YOU want to experience.
Now, as promised, I have a fun bodyweight workout for you that you can do anywhere. All you need is a small space and a timer.
- push up shoulder touch
- mountain climber (each leg)
- prisoner reverse lunge (each leg)
- prisoner squat
This is an AMRAP set. This means you’ll repeat these 5 exercises ‘as many rounds as possible’ in the 5 minutes.
Now even though the workout is 5 minutes long, if you can, repeat this AMRAP set 2-3 more times, with a one minute rest between. Count how many rounds you get each set and try to match or beat your rounds from the previous set.
You get a full body, heart pounding workout in small space, a short time and with NO equipment. I’d say you have NO excuse NOT to do a workout when it’s as simple as this. If you like this workout, you’ll find plenty more like this one in Challenge Burpees.