“Love to eat. Hate to exercise” my today nutrition session was about the obesity trends in the U.S. for the past twenty years, nutrition, environmental control and physical activity.
What I have noted for future personal application (use):
A- I need to eat from 2.5 to 6.5 fruits and veggies per day. I studied that back in high school and during my Nutrition & Fitness classes when I was in RI but I wasn’t really practicing that. Back on track.
B- I need to limit my consumption of sodium, energy drinks, saturated, trans fat and cholesterol. I will need to focus more on the product label when I am shopping for grocery. For the cholesterol part, it is going to be hard. While I am not a fan of organ meats, I love eggs (white part plus yolk). Very often, I eat more than the normal weekly portion! Yummy but not so healthy.
C- My daily portion of food should equally have fruits, veggies , grains and proteins. My master problem is the grains! Put aside pastas and popcorn (fat and butter free of course), I am not a real fan of grains. I do not like bulgar, oatmeal, brown rice! Ewww but I need to consume like 3 1-oz serving of it per day! Real trial!
My afterward resolutions:
A- Increase my daily food intake. I have a wide variety of fruits here in Haiti. This will not be very hard 🙂
B- Start to be active. So far, I used to focus more on the EAT LESS part of dieting than on the EXERCISE MORE.
#1- I will try to exercise 30 minutes every day (zumba, cardio, aerobics, social dancing, walking). Grrrr….I am going to miss my laziness.
#2- Taking the stairs instead of the elevator at work.
C- Tracking my calories. Record every little thing I put on my mouth. I did for today and I have extra calories I can add 😀
I found a weight loss fight buddy. I sincerely hope this will help me remain motivated.
Some useful websites for more information about healthy nutrition and fitness: