WEIGH-LESS ADVENTURE WEEK FIVE
SCHEDULE UP TO 3 COACHING APPOINTMENTS THROUGHOUT YOUR ADVENTURE
FOOD SKILL OF THE WEEK
EAT THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF CARBS
Oh carbs, they get a bad rap, and unfairly so! It is about time we stop shaming carbs and learn to embrace them! Once we view them in a positive light and learn a long term sustainable approach on how to include them in our diet, we will be able to achieve and maintain weight loss. Carbohydrates are essential to our body, which means they are necessary to consume for optimal health and performance. The key though, is that we strive to eat the highest quality carbs (you know those high fiber, no added sugar carbs) most of the time (there is always room for an occasional cookie) and eat portions that are appropriate for our body and activity level. Let's keep this week's food skill simple. First, here are the foods that are considered to be an optimal "carb"...
All grains such as rice, oats, pasta, quinoa etc. ,all breads to include tortillas and pitas, ALL BEANS, POTATOES, SQUASH, CORN and fruit.
Second, use the hand portion guide of how much carbs to strive for at meal times. For women, strive to eat 1 cupped handful portion of carbs at meals and for men strive for 2 cupped handfuls. Remember, this is not a rigid rule. If you notice you are still hungry soon after meals, you can increase carbs by 1/2 cupped handful. Conversely, if you are finding that you are stuffed, then reduce by 1/2 a handful. While tracking in your app this week, take pictures of your carb selections and pay attention to the quality and portion of carbs you eat. Are most of your carbs from processed high sugar sources? Are you omitting carbs all together? There is no judgement, just simply using the information you gain from your tracking to improve each day. All those baby steps really do add up over time when practiced consistently. Here is to learning to love carbs and how they nourish our bodies! For a complete guide on how to build a balanced plate with optimal portion just using your hand as a guide, check out the button below!
EXERCISE SKILL OF THE WEEK
INCLUDE STRENGTH TRAINING
THIS WEEK'S SMART WORKOUTS
This week we introduce to you playground workouts. At one point in our lives we were all children enjoying the fun challenge of playing on the playground. Doing this week’s workouts…. Have a Slider, Grassy-Ass (thank you very much) and Park-Core will make you feel like a kid again and provide you with great ideas on how to use that playground equipment, and get your heart rate up.
THIS WEEK'S WEBINARS
Sleep and Stress
Are you struggling to lose weight? Maybe you may just need more sleep. A lack of sleep will affect weight loss and can be a real health hazard. Also, your pre-historic survival reflex could be keeping you from meeting your weight loss goal. When you perceive danger your adrenal glands release cortisol and signal release of glycogen and fat for energy. Cortisol then makes you hungry so the used fat and glycogen get replenished. However, today's stressors do not include running from a sabre tooth tiger. Instead we sit and stew in our stress as part of our sedentary world. This does not allow us to burn through the energy released from our natural stress response. Learn what to do during your periods of stress to avoid a weight loss plateau.
Everything Has A Price
Anything is possible. You believe that, don’t you? We do. Yet, there is a caveat. The caveat is this. Anything is possible….as long as you are willing to do what it takes to make it happen. As long as you are willing to pay the price. Because, an absolute law of the universe is that everything has it's price. Identify what price you are willing to pay to achieve your health goals!