Opinion changes, clickbait headlines and latest news
subtle fast circuits keep us in a state of constant confusion about what
- Should I completely give up sugar from my diet?
- Is it possible to eat carbohydrates while losing weight?
- Should I fast?
My favorite nutritional advice comes from Michael Pollan …
Eat real food. Not much. Mostly plants.
I recommend my customers to choose real food (natural or minimally processed, for example, oatmeal) in 90-95% of cases, and the rest of the food, which I call “joy” (regardless of what you LOVE), in the other 5-10 % time.
Diet, which consists mainly of whole foods, helps us naturally increase fiber intake, which in general allows us to feel more satisfied.
A few years ago, the New York Times asked Americans and nutrition experts about foods they thought were healthy.
For the most part, the public and experts agreed.
Only four of the products surveyed were found to be healthy Americans, but not experts …
- Granola bars
- Coconut oil
- Frozen Yogurt
Opinions differed with regard to orange juice and
Slim Fast is also shaking, but not with such a large margin. And several products
were rated by experts better than the average consumer (hummus, quinoa,
tofu, sushi, shrimp, wine).
Another recent article looked at data from
MyFitnessPal – 4.6 million users to determine which people lost the most
The most successful users ate rich diets fiber (grains,
vegetables, fruits, nuts).
Knowing what is is only part of the equation. How much we eat is another component.
I'm not a big fan of counting calories, grams or points. At least not in the long run. This can be useful if you are not aware of how much you consume, compared to what your body needs for normal functioning. But I think that a simpler approach, for example, striving for four whole meals based on food per day can be just as effective.
For most women, I recommend
The following recommendations:
- 1-2 servings the size of a palm protein meal for each meal;
- 1-3 fists of vegetables for each meal;
- 1 cup of bitter foods rich in carbohydrates (such as beans, oatmeal, quinoa, brown rice) or fruit during most meals; and
- 1 fatty toe thumb in most meals (for example, oil-based salad dressing, butter, guacamole, peanut butter).
The above recommendations are not set out in stone. I always work with people to determine the right formula for their unique preferences + body type + goal. We collect data as we go along and make changes as necessary, implementing one new change at a time.
Keeping a simple food journal (time of day + what you ate) is the best way I found to raise awareness of what you are consuming and manage portions. I am a big fan + user of You Ate – a free photo magazine app.
I think we can divide an overwhelming amount of nutritional information into four simple sentences …
- Eat real food most of the time.
- Include a lot of high-fiber foods (which will naturally occur with a whole-food diet).
- Eat less food / snacks
- Pay attention to how much you eat.
Still confused? Check out this brilliant article + courtesy Precision Nutrition infographics.
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