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May 4, 2010

Metabolization - Important in Maintaining Good Health

The amount of food consumed at one time is important in overall health. The portions or serving size you consume in one feeding may be contributing to obesity.

Our bodies must be able to metabolize what we consume in order to maintain proper health.

Diabetes can occur when our bodies do not metabolize food properly. That's why it is recommended that we eat 5 small meals per day, instead of 3 big meals.

This gives the body a chance to break down foods and send them to the proper body cells and organs.

1. Chewing Food
  • Although I  don't have  a specific number for the amount of times to chew food before swallowing, because it varies according to the foods and the person mouth capacity. I do know that this plays an important role in metabolism.
  • Our food should flow down our throats and not go down in chunks. It makes our bodies work too hard to break the food down, especially when its done repeatedly.
2. Water Intake
  • The amount of water we take in daily is another factor in helping metabolize food and maintaining good overall health.
  • Water is the most recommended beverage.
  • Water not only helps break down food, it also helps keeps our systems flushed and everything flowing properly.

So, the little TO DO LIST
  1. Eat 5 small meals daily
  2. Chew food well before swallowing
  3. Drink plenty of water

February 24, 2010

Is There Something Eating At You?

Is There Something Eating At You?

Does losing weight have you worried about what you are eating? Have you ever been so frustrated with dieting, calorie counting, weighing food, and. cheating at eating? Well , you are not alone. The problem may not be what you are eating, but  what is eating you.
  • There are people who eat healthy, but still fail to lose weight.
Remember (from previous postings), that weightloss also involves mindset and exercise. To be a complete person you have to consider the mind, body and soul. So instead of putting so much time worrying about what you are eating, make sure you put time ito finding out what is eating you.

Exercise is very important in being healthy. When you don't get proper exercise, you don't feel good. And when you don't feel good, you don't get proper exercise. It's a vicious cycle if you allow it to be. Don't let it eat at you! Take things 1 step at a time, and focus on the things you can do instead of what you can't do to lose weight. Remember, I can do all things through Christ which stregtheneth me. PHILIPPIANS 4:13.
  1. I can eat more fruit
  2.  I can eat more vegetables
  3. I can drink more water
  4. I can exercise daily
  5. I can show love
  6. I can help others
  • Weightloss is a mindset. Determine what you will ALLOW to eat at you!