What the heck am I doing that may be sabotaging my health? Well thankfully this is pretty simple and should make sense!
1. EAT REAL FOOD
You may be thinking, I do. I ate cheerios and OJ for breakfast, a turkey sandwich for lunch, and spaghetti for dinner. Well I challenge you to make it even more REAL...instead of cheerios, maybe opt for homemade oatmeal with some berries and bananas on top. Instead of a sandwich, do a giant salad! Instead of spaghetti, try baked chicken breast with roasted veggies. WHY? Because cheerios, OJ, bread, deli meat, noodles, etc....they all have an ingredient label. When have you walked thru the fresh fruit and veggie isle reading nutrition labels? You never have, the food is so healthy and real it doesn't need a label. So take it back to the basics, stick to what is naturally grown and steer away from packaged foods. JUST EAT REAL FOOD. It has fiber and nutrients that nourish your body!
2. EAT MORE FOOD
Many of us tend to restrict our food when it comes to weight management. That is honestly one of the worst things you can do. Your body will go into stress/starvation mode, and hold onto the fat you want to get rid of. Why? Because your body thinks there is a famine, and its a time to hold onto what you got! Plus calorie restriction can really mess with hormones and metabolism. Do not be afraid to flood your body with nutrients. A great website to track your food is cronometer.com I have used it for several years. Honestly one of the best resources I have found. Since we see a lot of moms in the office, I always like to share my personal story of how as a nursing mother, I was not able to loose weight or produce enough breastmilk unless I consumed over 2,000 calories a day. That would really scare some people who are so used to the calorie restriction mindset. But realize I am not telling you to eat 2,000 calories of pizza and donuts...that's real feed...Veggies, fruit, meat, nuts, olives, etc.
Give these two easy changes a try....see if you notice a difference!