You've probably heard the terms, "watch what you eat" and "reduce your portion sizes." Those are words of wisdom, however, things have changed dramatically in the past several decades when it comes to food portions and the typical size of foods. Now, manufacturers and food companies are making foods that are MUCH bigger than we need to consume! Society's outlook on "bigger is better" is killing us by raising our blood pressure, cholesterol levels and exponentially increasing our risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke!
So what can you do to combat this growing trend of gigantic portions?
Portion your plate out accordingly and don't plan on getting seconds.
Eat good food. That way you don't feel as though you need to binge eat on anything just to feel satisfied!
Here's a link below from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Obesity Education Initiative
Blood pressure levels are increasing across the globe. With increased blood pressure comes a multitude of other health issues. Be cautious and take care of your body before it fights back and you end up on medication!
Four things you can do to reduce or keep your blood pressure low:
Below is a link to Harvard Medical School on the topic of blood pressure! Enjoy and let us know what you think about the link!
Quality Nutrition = Quality Training
Eating smart not only makes your feel better and exercise more efficiently but aids in a lifestyle that is less prone to disease and other health complications.