Eat Less and Move More
So you’re about halfway through the year . . . how’s your nutrition resolutions going? Make the rest of the year different.
Eat less and move more. Decrease your portions, increase your frequency of meal times and get movement into your day, most of the week.
An interesting study conducted by the Agricultural Research Service—the US Department of Agriculture’s scientific research arm—compared the Atkins (carbohydrate restriction), Ornish (fat restriction), Weight Watchers (calorie and portion-size restriction) and Zone (high-glycemic-load carbohydrate restriction and increased protein) diets.
The study included 160 overweight or obese participants, selected at random. According to researcher Ernst Schaefer, “the strongest predictor of weight loss was not the type of diet, but compliance with the diet plan that subjects were given.” (Marion-Bliss, 2006)
That is exactly what Cenegenics helps patients do: reduce excess body fat as well as improve overall health, mental acuity and quality of life.
Cenegenics also keeps it simple: Low-glycemic foods that aren’t processed. Research suggests reducing glycemic load may aid in the prevention or treatment of obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus (JAMA, 2005).
- Write down your weight-loss goal.
- Work with a nutrition/fitness counselor to customize your action plan.
- Eat small frequent meals.
- Eat a variety of different foods to avoid boredom.
—a nutrition tip from Cenegenics Nutrition/Fitness Counselor Rod Stanley, CPT at the Cenegenics-Dr. Life center.