Okay, so when I set out about this particular topic, I had done quite a bit of research into plant based diets and how good they really are.
Many people struggle with emotional eating, and oftentimes, the food sources are less than healthy. While food is to be used as a fuel source for the body’s health, mindless eating in a response to an emotional need can simply make matters worse. The psychological health of your mind is just as dependent on the food you eat as the physical health of your body. When your mind is fighting depression or anxiety, your body’s response is both emotional and physical. Fatigue and a lack of energy are two of the body’s primary physical responses to mental health concerns.
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If you’re trying to build muscle and lose fat, there’s a good chance that you’ve come across two terms—“bulking” and “cutting.” These two terms refer to two different phases of improving your physique. Bulking is the term that refers to consuming a large number of calories while training hard at the gym. Cutting is the process of cutting calories (particularly carbs) while continuing to train just as hard.
It is common for anyone to lean towards comfort foods and treats that are not part of our everyday diet during the winter season. Although, as we enter the warmer season by heading into summer, we must leave unhealthy food habits that are common during the winter. We like extra food intake for our body during winter, and in the process, we eat items like chocolate brownie and sweets—not so good for our fitness goals. Remember, life is all about balance!
Ah, the vicious cycle of diet after diet, plank after plank, shakes after shakes and still nothing seems to work. You look behind you as you weigh yourself to see if anyone is tipping the scale, but it's just you. If you have felt that extreme frustration of a failed weight loss plan after you did everything "RIGHT," you're not alone. There is an overwhelming amount of information on losing weight, and it becomes difficult to even keep up. However, if you have been tricked into believing the next three myths, I encourage you to experiment with changing your thought system.
As the ending of 2019 is just around the corner, it's time to take a step back and discuss the various diet patterns and trends that are going to represent this year. Annually analyzing these trends aids people in focussing on the newest food items on the market and making their dietary choices accordingly.
Eating highly nutritious meals can be a bit of a challenge, especially in today’s day and age: we often feel too busy or stressed out, so we tend to gulp whatever comes to our hands first. And it’s not just that we consume bad/junk food, but we also tend to overeat.
This title may be a little deceiving. Yes, I do love food, not really to the point of obsession (though I'm sure my spouse will tell you otherwise). I have phenylketonuria, better known as PKU, a rare metabolic disorder in which phenylalanine cannot be digest. Phenylalanine can primarily be found in protein which means I cannot digest protein. People with phenylketonuria are treated with a low protein diet; being left untreated can result in seizures, brain damage, behaviour problems, and more. Since this is a serious disorder, it is screened for only a few days after birth, as to ensure treatment can be given right away.
When it comes to losing body fat, time and time again it comes down to a calorie deficit.
Recently, I made the tough decision to bring back some animal products into my diet. While I still eat mostly vegan or vegetarian, I find that incorporating eggs, fish, or chicken a couple of times a week has renewed my physical and mental energy.
There are only so many foods you can eat that contain the protein you need. If you are a picky eater or vegan, your sources of protein are limited. It may feel like you aren't getting enough protein in a day. The answer isn't eating more food in a day. Add protein powder to your everyday diet. You can get all the protein you need without eating foods you don't enjoy. There are many different ways you can prepare the powder and incorporate it into your diet. Making this change will change your diet for the better.