Weight Loss Through Nutrition ~ Change Your Habits Not Your Life
Regency Athletic Club
2400 Wooten Blvd.
Wilson, NC 27893
LifeSculpt, founded by Ms. Sandy Tyson, can help you identify your nutrition goals and plan ways to help you meet them. We can show you how to feed your body right and work your body right so you can increase energy, improve health, lose weight and raise self-esteem, even while eating your own foods and eating at restaurants! Good nutrition and exercise are especially important. Are you tired of medications? Medications can only keep symptoms and illness at bay. LifeSculpt's programs can, overtime, help heal your illness, get you off medications and make you healthy. Eating well, along with the right exercise can help you:
- feel better
- look better
- keep up your strength and energy
- keep control of your weight
- help your body's store of nutrients
- be healthier
Eating well means eating a variety of foods that will give you the nutrients you need to protect and maintain your health. These nutrients include protein, vegetables, fruits, dairy, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals.
We need protein for growth, to repair body tissue, and to keep our immune systems healthy. When your body doesn't get enough protein, it takes you longer to recover from illness and you have lower resistance to infection. Good sources of protein include lean meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, nuts, dried beans, peas and lentils, and soy foods.ways to help you meet them. We can show you how to feed your body right and work your body right so you can increase energy, improve health, lose weight and raise self-esteem, even while eating your own foods and eating at restaurants! Good nutrition and exercise are especially important. Are you tired of medications? Medications can only keep symptoms and illness at bay. LifeSculpt's programs can, overtime, help heal your illness, get you off medications and make you healthy.
Eating well, along with the right exercise can help you:
feel better look better keep up your strength and energy keep control of your weight help your body's store of nutrients be healthier eating well means eating a variety of foods that will give you the nutrients you need to protect and maintain your health. These nutrients include protein, vegetables, fruits, dairy, carbohydrates, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals.
Eating vegetables regularly can have many health benefits. They are one of the most natural foods and contain different vitamins, minerals and thousands of other plant chemicals known to provide health benefits. Along with all the many disease-reducing benefits, eating vegetables can also help control weight. Vegetables are low in fat and calories, a good source of dietary fiber and provide us with extra energy. All these features help control weight effectively. Being low in calories enables us to eat lots of vegetables without consuming excess energy, the high fiber content also helps fill the stomach faster limiting the total amount of food consumed. The presence of many vitamins and other chemicals in vegetables supply the body with nutrients necessary to boost energy production within the muscle cells. This give us a natural feeling of vitality and the energy to become more active helping to burn more energy each day.
Studies have shown that weight loss is quicker if fruit or vegetables make up a third of the food consumed each day. This is because fruit helps fill the stomach faster but is low in calories and fat. It is also thought that eating plenty of fiber and eating a wide variety of food will help us burn more energy. Not only are fruits loaded with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants to keep the body healthy, but they also contain no fat, and very few calories. This means that you can fill your stomach with fruit, and help your body repair itself with all those nutrients, minerals and antioxidants. Because there is no fat involved, your body will start to lose weight naturally.
Fats play an important role in nutrition. Fats and oils provide a rich source of energy for the body. They are used to store energy, insulate body tissues, and transport some types of vitamins through the blood. They also play an important role in food preparation by enhancing food flavor, making baked products tender, and conducting heat during cooking. You may have heard that some fats are better for you than others. When considering the effects of fats on your heart and cholesterol level, choose unsaturated fats (mo unsaturated and polyunsaturated).
Mono unsaturated fats are found mainly in vegetable oils such as canola, olive, and peanut oils. They are liquid at room temperature. Polyunsaturated fats are found mainly in vegetable oils such as safflower, sunflower, corn, flaxseed, and canola oils. Polyunsaturated fats are also the main fats found in seafood. They are liquid or soft at room temperature. Certain polyunsaturated fatty acids, such as linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid, are called essential fatty acids, because the body cannot make them. They are needed to build cells and make hormones.
Essential fatty acids must come from foods we choose. Saturated fats (or saturated fatty acids) are mainly found in animal sources such as meat and poultry, whole or reduced-fat milk, and butter. Some vegetable oils like coconut, palm kernel oil, and palm oil are saturated. Saturated fats are usually solid at room temperature. Trans fatty acids are formed when vegetable oils are processed into margarine or shortening. Sources of trans fats in the diet include snack foods and baked goods made with partially hydrogenated vegetable oil or vegetable shortening. Trans fats also are found naturally in some animal products, such as dairy products.
Carbohydrates give the body the fuel it needs for physical activity and for proper organ function. There are also good and bad sources of carbohydrates. The best sources of carbohydrates -- fruits, vegetables, and whole grains -- supply needed vitamins and minerals, fiber, and phytonutrients to the body.s cells. Other sources of carbohydrates include bread, potatoes, rice, spaghetti, pasta, cereals, dried beans, corn, peas, and beans. Sweets (desserts, candy, and drinks with sugar) can supply carbohydrates, but provide very few nutrients.
Water and fluids are vital to our health. All body cells need water to function. If you do not take in enough fluids or if you are vomiting or have diarrhea, you may become dehydrated. In general, a person should drink about eight 8-oz. glasses of water or clear liquid each day to be sure that all the body cells get the fluid they need.
VITAMINS and MINERALS
Vitamins and minerals are needed for proper growth and development. They also allow the body to use the energy (calories) supplied in foods. A person who eats a balanced diet with enough calories and protein usually gets plenty of vitamins and minerals. If you are thinking of taking a vitamin or supplement, be sure to discuss this with your doctor first. Some of these substances can be harmful, especially when taken in large doses. It may be best to choose one with no more than the Daily Value (DV) for all nutrients and one without iron, unless your doctor thinks that you need iron. Again, discuss this with your doctor first.
Antioxidants are substances that protect the body's cells from damage caused by free radicals (by-products of the body.s normal processes). Examples of antioxidants include vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A (beta carotene), and selenium. If you want to take in more antioxidants, health experts recommend eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, which are good sources of antioxidants.
Herbs have been used to treat disease for hundreds of years. Today, herbs are found in many products, such as pills, liquid extracts, teas, and ointments. While many of these products are harmless and safe to use, others can cause severe and harmful side effects. If you are interested in using products containing herbs, talk about it with your doctor first.
Many people believe that if they find a pill or supplement in stores , it is safe and effective. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) put out new rules in 2007 to help ensure that supplements contain what their labels claim they do. However, some of these rules will not be fully in effect until 2010. Even then, the supplement's safety and its effect on the body are not addressed by the new FDA rules. The FDA does not require manufacturers of these products to print possible side effects on their labels. The FDA cannot pull a dietary supplement or herbal product from the market unless it can prove that the product is unsafe.