Gold’s Gym Nutrition Director Brian Rosenthal offers professional advice on changing bad eating habits and recommends healthy lifestyle changes to help you shed pounds.
Does the thought of shopping for a spring break bikini make you want to steer clear of the mall? The holiday sweets might have planted themselves on your love handles, butt, abs and thighs, but don’t get discouraged this year! Gold’s Gym Nutrition Director, Brian Rosenthal, offers professional advice on changing bad eating habits and recommends healthy lifestyle changes to help you shed pounds.
1. Turn off the TV and eat at the table. Take a moment before eating to acknowledge having the food you have in front of you and slowly appreciate each bite. This will reduce the tendency to overeat.
2. Get the snacks off your desk or coffee table. “Studies have shown over and over, we will eat it just because it is there,” says Rosenthal.
3. Forget the diet fads and meet with a dietician or a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Every body is different and what your body needs will be different from your friends, family and colleagues.
4. Eat every three to four hours whether you are hungry or not! By eating small amounts all day, you burn more calories digesting, keep your blood sugar levels normal, reduce cravings and reduce the chance of breaking down muscle.
5. Always have protein when you have carbohydrates. Because protein takes longer to digest, you are less hungry as often.
Rosenthal tells his clients that a healthy lifestyle is an ongoing, moving forward process. “Your body is the way it is based upon a complicated string of events in your past that have resulted in how you are now,” said Rosenthal. “Think about your health for a moment. The thought is now in the past. What you do moving forward determines what your health is and will be in the future. That being said, it is important to discover what your body needs in terms of fats, proteins and carbohydrates-and then implement a plan!”GO BACK