All Food is Not Created Equal

All food is not created equal.

Fact: two slices of whole wheat bread raises your blood sugar higher than 6 teaspoons of sugar does… It raises it higher than a Snickers bar. High blood sugar triggers insulin and when that happens too often, our bodies get sick.

We have been taught that if white bread isn’t so good for you… Then whole-wheat bread must be a better choice.

It might be a tad bit better but it’s still not really healthy.

I won’t argue with the fact that grains have fiber… But so do vegetables. And vegetables are much higher nutritionally than grains could ever be.

The truth is that “heart healthy” grains are the hardest food for us humans to digest. It’s why they wreak havoc on our immune systems, gut lining and trigger our inflammatory response.

All grains are really just seeds and seeds are meant to make plants. They’re not meant to be digested. They contain phytic acid which blocks the absorption of minerals in your small intestine. Why would you consciously eat something with a low nutritional value but a high caloric value? Again, why not eat something highly nutritious and low in calories like vegetables instead?

Everybody is different & you have to find what works for you, but since I’ve been getting lots of Q’s about what works for me…

Myth 1: you have to cut or restrict calories to lose weight.
My Truth : your calorie intake depends on your weight & activity level — you need about 10-12 calories per lb of body weight if you’re sedentary. You need 12-15 calories per lb of body weight if you’re really active. Under eating is counterproductive.

Myth 2: eating fat will make you fat.
My Truth: eating (healthy) fat is good for your brain and body.

Myth 3: you need supplements to burn fat.
My Truth: You can burn fat through working out/resistance training and proper nutrition.

What I know about nutrition didn’t happen overnight. I’ve learned SO much about what’s best for me in these last 6 years as a coach. You don’t have to know it all, but you’ll never find out what works for you if you don’t get started. Isn’t today the perfect day to get started? Email me at daradistel@yahoo.com for more info!

XOXO,

Dara

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