Monday, August 1, 2011

You Are What You Eat: Nutrition Tips from Instant Fitness

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Five of the top killers in America, heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and hypertension, are influenced by a number of factors, but are all linked to diet. True, you cannot change your inherited susceptibility to these diseases, but you definitely can do your best to prevent them by what you put into your body. If you eat mostly processed foods, fried foods, sodas, and fast foods now, you will likely develop a degenerative disease in the next 20 years. Try and remember people you know who have had a heart attack, a stroke, or diabetes. What did their diet mostly consist of?

On another note, you can’t expect to loose much weight if you don’t change your diet. If you exercise 3 hours a day and still eat what you’ve always eaten, you will only get so far. And the changes you would make wouldn’t be permanent. In order to loose weight, your body must use up more calories than it takes in. This means, you need to adjust your diet to your current activity level. This can be hard to do, but there are ways to measure your daily calorie requirement. Visit to calculate your calorie requirement. This site also has other interactive tools that can help you assess your calorie intake,
In oder for you body to function at it’s highest level, you will need to make sure you are getting all the right nutrients (carbs, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water).

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