Diet

A fixation on “healthy” eating can lead to an unhealthy set of problems, especially when people eliminate many products and foods from a normal diet. Orthorexia nervosa, a term coined by Colorado physician Steven Bratman, defines this subset of people who are obsessed with eating healthy. A 2008 study published in the Turkish Journal of Psychiatry, for example, reported a strong correlation between those who exhibit obsessive-compulsive tendencies and orthorexia, and found that women were more prone to developing the disorder. The main categories for eating disorders are anorexia nervosa,...
Even though exercise burns calories, it is important to maintain this calorie deficit by reducing dietary intake as well – the old “calories in and calories out” adage holds true. In a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in September, 58 obese people participated in a 12 week study of aerobic exercise without any dietary adjustments. The average weight loss was 7 pounds, and many lost only half this amount. It is possible to target your exercise routine for weight loss - “If you work out at an easy intensity, you will burn a higher percentage of fat calories” than if you...
Rather than stuffing your face the night before the Sun Run, Carbo loading is best done over several days during the tapering week before the race. Although it is time to eat, Carbo loading is definitely not an excuse for the foodies to eat everything in sight either. Why Carbo Load? Carbohydrates are converted into glycogen and are mainly stored in both the muscles and the liver. In the muscles they provide the best and most readily available source of energy. While the liver acts as a storage reservoir to maintain good blood glucose levels for the brain. Eat Healthy - Carbohydrates take...
Get started by…Choosing Better Carbohydrates Let’s bust few myths first! Carbs make you overweight: If you are still on the low-carb bandwagon – it’s time to get off. Carbohydrate foods are essential for providing energy not only for everyday activity, but especially for your training. Too many calories from any food group will cause your body to produce additional body fat. Carbs cause diabetes: Diabetes is a complex condition caused by several genetic environmental factors. Sugars and other carbohydrates do not cause diabetes. Carbs make you hyperactive: Although a long-standing belief,...
Are you in it for weight loss? Many people jump into SunRun training to knock off a few extra pounds that may have crept up over the holidays or over the past few years. Your first step to successful weight loss is to consult a dietitian to assess your current weight, help you determine a healthy goal weight and to develop an individualized nutrition plan. Because it is not realistic for everyone to have access to a registered dietitian, here are a few key tips for successful weight loss. 1. BE AWARE OF WHAT, WHEN AND WHY YOU EAT THE FOODS YOU DO. Realize that food is fuel and is eaten to...