The American philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau roamed far and wide over the hills and mountains of his native Massachusetts and neighboring New Hampshire. In his masterwork, "Walden," ...View Article
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Posted on 03-29-2018
When it comes to food many people eat unconsciously. They eat the foods they grew up with, the foods that taste good and the foods that are available and convenient. This means that a lot of people find themselves eating boxed convenience foods, fast food or foods that are filled with processed sugars. They taste good, they are fast, and they fill you up. The problem is that most modern convenience foods and fast foods are low in nutrients and high in things that potentially hurt your body.
There is often confusion between good nutrition and dieting. They are not one in the same. Dieting generally focuses on calorie reduction to lose weight but doesn't focus on nutrition. Nutrition isn't about dieting; it's about giving your body the foods it needs to function optimally.
It's always better to focus on nutrition vs dieting because weight loss is a side effect of proper nutrition. As long as you are practicing smart portion control, you won't have to obsess on calories, you can focus on enjoying your food.
Maintaining good nutrition doesn't have to be complicated. Today there are many different ways of eating, diets, and opinions on what you should be eating. A good guideline for nutrition is to focus on fresh fruits and vegetables, with a stronger emphasis on the vegetables. Lean meats, fish and protein sources such as eggs and cheese are also good. Whole grains in moderate amounts are good, but don't fill up on bread. Healthy fats like avocados, olive oil, salmon, etc. should be a part of your balanced diet as well.
Build good habits such as meal planning and prep and keep yourself stocked with healthy, easy-to-eat snacks so you aren't tempted to go through the drive-thru or buy processed junk.
If weight loss is a priority, portion control, healthy foods and daily exercise is your best bet. Your chiropractor is a good source of information when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition and supplement information, exercise, and holistic treatments are just some of the services your chiropractor can offer. If you would like to learn more, contact Ringer Chiropractic at (209) 835-2225 today and set up a consultation
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