Sunday, February 10, 2013


You guys might not know this about me, but I'm a nutrition major. And I'm kind of obsessed with all things nutrition related. When I got my books for this term Alex says I was more excited about my nutrition books than about my Christmas presents. That's a sign that I'm trying to go into the right field, right?

I've been wanting to share some of the stuff I've learned for awhile, but I'm hesitant. I am not an expert on this subject matter, just a student. So you are welcome to take all the advice I give with a grain of salt (no pun intended).

Fat is not your enemy. 
We actually need about 20-35% of fat in our diet. There are loads of fat soluble vitamins that your body cannot absorb in a "low fat/no fat" diet. Where the fat comes from is the important part.

Getting vitamins and nutrients from your food is way better than taking a supplement. 
If you eat a variety of fruits and vegetables you are better off than if you are taking a vitamin supplement. Although if you can't or aren't getting it from your diet a supplement is better than nothing.

Sleeping and getting enough water are crucial to being healthy and weight control.
I probably don't need to explain further. We've all heard it before, I just wanted to reiterate that it is very true. 

It is important to try to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity in every day.
That doesn't mean you have to go to the gym. It doesn't mean you have to go for a run, or do a work out video. It can be 30 minutes of cleaning, walking, washing the car, mowing the lawn. Just some sort of moderate physical activity for 30 minutes a day will help get you on a good path.

I'm not someone who is out to make everyone "skinny". I am most interested in educating people on being healthy, no matter what size you are. That way we can live longer happier lives. Not just skinnier ones.

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