Rules for Eating to Lose Fat: #3 Don’t Starve Yourself

Posted by on Jul 17, 2010 in Nutrition | 0 comments

By Avril Young, Registered Dietitian, LDN, NASM CPT It’s easy to come to the conclusion that you have to eat less in order to lose weight. But even though that seems to make sense, it only works to a point. If you eat less than your body’s bare minimum needs (resting metabolic rate, or RMR), your body will actually STORE MORE FAT. Think about that and try to wrap your head around it. We’ll be coming back to this topic. There is no golden rule...

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Rules for Eating to Lose Fat: #2 Adequate Protein

Posted by on Jul 13, 2010 in Nutrition | 0 comments

By Avril Young, Registered Dietitian, LDN, NASM CPT Many of my clients show me food records that have 60%+ of their calories coming from carbs. Now if you are an athlete of normal weight, that’s not necessarily a problem. But if you are trying to lose fat, it’s a different story. If your food intake is that high in carbs, it’s likely not high enough in protein. Adequate protein is important for 3 reasons: improved satiety, increased thermic...

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Rules for Eating to Lose Fat: #1 Forget the “3 Square Meal A Day” Rule:

Posted by on Jul 9, 2010 in Nutrition | 0 comments

By Avril Young, Registered Dietitian, LDN, NASM CPT Instead, eat at regular intervals throughout the day. Past research has said that eating throughout the day ensures that your metabolism stays high all day, however new research no longer supports this. Should you still eat throughout the day? Definitely. Going long periods of time could lead to one or both of the following: 1. You get too hungry and the Oreos on the counter next to the apples...

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