It’s that time of year, when the snow is starting to melt and people are beginning to think about exercising in the great outdoors or at the gym, to get ready for the summer. I generally find that this is when you start hearing ‘Eat less, move more’, for those wanting to shed those extra winter pounds, we hear friends and family talking about the latest fade diet etc. However, we know that about 75% of our energy requirements are used to maintain our body’s everyday functions, such as temperature, heart rate and our general ‘being’, this is known as our a basal metabolic rate – the rate at which our body burns fuel. The other 35% is used for anything extra, such as exercise and going about our daily routines. So looking at the math, we would have to reduce our calorie intake quite drastically for it to have an effect on our weight.
We now know that insulin, is the hormone which creates fat deposits in our body. By eating too many sugary, starchy and processed foods, we increase our insulin levels, increasing the fat deposits. The answer would therefore be very simple. To decrease our sugar intake, will reduce our insulin levels.
By doing so, we allow the body to have access to the extra storage of fat deposit and start to burn it off, therefore loosing that extra weight.
This is where I can help you decipher the maze of nutritional information out there, as the food industry loves nothing more than trying to labels foods as healthy but still managing to hide some extra sugars ! I will guide and empowering you to understand food labels, drawing up a health plan adapted to you and your individuals needs. You will gain a better understanding of how your body feels, when you give it some good old fashioned clean energy. This will then allow you to make better choices regarding your health and well being.