Today they released the results of a new study -- the
conclusion? People can be over fat and healthy or thin
and unhealthy. Nothing shocking here, but this often
confuses people who immediately associate either body
type with health (or lack of).
We know from earlier data that those who exercise are
healthier -- regardless of body weight. Now, with that
said, being overweight/overfat still puts men and women at
a higher risk for disease, such as diabetes, heart disease,
osteoarthritis, cancer, and much more. However, at the same
time, when people exercise, they decrease their risk for
these diseases. The goal, then, should be to exercise, but
also monitor nutrition intake to maintain the healthiest
body weight possible.
It's also important to note that being thin does not
necessarily equate to health. We often hear how so and so
can eat anything they want, yet not gain a pound. And this
shows how important it is to rely on more than just what the
scale says! Although you can't see the inside of your body,
your heart and all your organs will ultimately suffer if you
load your body up with sugar, trans fat, and other processed
ingredients. It is like saying that smoking is not bad for
you because you can't actually see what that is doing to
Every person, regardless of body weight, needs to
practice nutrition fundamentals:
1. Eat at MINIMUM of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables
2. Eat breakfast every single day.
3. Drink plenty of water.
4. Avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates, like white flour,
white breads, etc.
5. Include a lean protein with each meal
6. Choose quality fats -- raw nuts, avocado, fish, egg yolks,
7. Eliminate trans fat from the diet.
8. Limit intake of saturated fat.
If you want to learn more tips, strategies, and techniques
on how to make the absolute smartest nutrition decisions in
the grocery store, http://mealplans101.com can guide you
and give you the answers you need for ultimate success!!
Yours in health
Jayson Hunter RD, CSCS
Chris Mohr RD, PhD