Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that is not readily digestible by the body. Though most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules, fiber is mostly kept in-tact and so it doesn’t increase the amount of sugar molecules in your blood. In fact, fiber helps to regulate the body’s use of sugars as it slows down digestion so that sugar molecules are released slowly into the blood stream, helping to keep hunger and insulin production in check.
…As soon as I implemented some of my “5 A Day” and started pooping again, I started feeling Healthy AF and continued to see more improvements with my other measurements – progress photos, the number on the scale, my performance in workouts and how I felt throughout the day. I was still eating boatloads of cereal and even expanding my horizons trying food like Frosted Mini Wheats and Trix but I was also making sure I got a daily dose of fruits and vegetables.
If you haven’t already checked out my introduction to Food Matters – Why Quality Counts then go read Part 1 first.
…I had a pretty captive audience owning three CrossFit affiliates so more and more people started asking for my guidance with their nutrition. As I started helping more clients and friends, it became apparent to me, that people’s nutrition was more about fixing relationships with food than simply losing weight. Fixing that relationship & rectifying common misconceptions was actually the key to their success with weight loss.
Chase performance and your results will follow. Earlier this week we talked about taking a selfie and using progress pictures as a measure of your progress. Another metric you should be tracking regularly is your performance. Why? Because if you’re getting fitter, stronger, faster and increasing your work capacity, then it’s highly likely that you’re making profound changes to your body’s physiology and composition.
It’s the age of the selfie! We take them all day every day but when was the last time you stripped down and took a “real” selfie? I’m talking about the #nofilter kind of selfie that you’re probably too damn scared to share now, but that in 6 months time you’ll be like “Hell yeah b*tches! That was my body then and look at it now!”
Whether your goal is to lose weight or gain weight, if the scale is your only measurement of progress, you are bound to become dissatisfied, discouraged, and frustrated. The scale is a good way to see if things are moving in the right direction, but it should not be your only metric.
Weightloss is not linear.
You’re ready to take hold of your nutrition or take what you’re currently doing to the next level, but what do I eat?
Hear the story of our friend Jason Murphy who lost 300lbs by simply switching to Diet Mountain Dew and eating a ton of bacon!
People can get really neurotic about hitting “triple zeroes” – three zeroes signifies that you have eaten all of your food for the day and reduced your macronutrient goals perfectly to zero. We’re not knocking that that’s an awesome achievement! But don’t stress yourselves out about it because it’s really not necessary. When we use the term “hit your numbers” what we really mean is be within a range of 5 grams for each macronutrient. If you want to fine tune that and bring each one closer to zero, then more power to you.
When people ask about how to track when you’re eating out at seminars, Jason always hands the floor over to me. If you don’t already know, I am a full-blown foodie! It’s a blessing and a curse! I get a huge amount of enjoyment from eating delicious foods. The downside? Well, really tasty food often doesn’t come in a conveniently scannable packet! Nor does it typically come at the end of a buffet line – sorry Jay but Chipotle won’t cut it for date night! 😉
Last week we discussed how to stay motivated when progress isn’t happening…but what if you’re the reason that your progress has stalled!? (Mind blown!)