Losing weight: Nutritionist tips
Consider eating more fish or taking Omega 3 oils. Without getting too scientific, omega 3s redirect where fat is broken down within a cell. It seems counterproductive but Omega 3s redirect fat to be broken down by a less efficient organelle: the benefit in doing so is more energy has to be expended to break down the fat. Choose a high quality fish oil to ensure the oil is well preserved and offers you the most benefits. Cold pressed prevents oxidization and gross fish burps!
Mix up your lettuce. If you’re partial to sweet or iceberg lettuce, pick up a package of a more colourful leaf (spinach, red leaf, etc.) and throw a handful in next time you are preparing a salad. You probably won’t even notice it is there but the darker greens will provide many more vitamins and minerals.
Learn about leptin. Leptin is a satiety hormone. It tells our brain we are full. Similar to dibetes type 2, we can become leptin insensitive. Certain chemicals like high fructose corn syrup interfere with our ability to know when to stop eating. Can you imagine what a vicious cycle that could create if we kept eating unhealthy food?
Additionally when trying to lose weight, nutritionists recommend not decreasing your caloric intake by more than ¬¬¬500 calories a day. Rapid fat loss will greatly reduce a person’s leptin level. Ultimately this will lower a person’s basil metabolic rate (BMR), which is counterproductive to weight loss.
Practice curiosity. Curiosity is a way to find out something new. We’ve all heard Einstein’s quote, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. To be different (lose weight) we need to choose differently.
Additionally, when a person actively chooses to remain curious about something new, they are creating an opportunity to experience joy.
Trying a new soup on a menu might be so mouthwatering delicious that you decide to replace your Friday night pizza routine. By asking yourself, “I wonder how this will taste?” or “I wonder what this will be like?”, we remove any preconceived notions.
Recognize nutrition is not ‘a one size fits all’ plan. Your body shape is different from your partner’s, you metabolise food differently than your neighbour, and you even detox in a completely different way than your grandparents. So, if something is not working, don’t beat yourself up about it.
Seek science- backed research and make informed decisions about your nutritional choice. If you are unsure what to trust, Nutripanda is here to bring clarity and advice. Check out our events or sign up for a FREE pre-consultation with Dr. Gregorio today.