Our main focus at NHHC is making bodies healthy again. But often, our clients come in with their major concern being weight loss.
So here are some of our tips – they may seem to conflict with what you have heard from the popular fad diets and magazines, we don’t put a name to our diet, but rather offer basic, sensible advice. Our body needs and wants whole foods and fats, we don’t need to follow intricate diets and count calories and point values of foods.
1. Eat whole Whole Foods
- Grass fed beef
- Pastured chicken with the skin
- Virgin organic coconut oil
- Fresh organic vegetables
- Limit fruits, carbs and sugar
2. Be sure to get enough fats for optimal body and metabolism function
- Coconut oil
- Fresh, good quality meats
- Butter or ghee
- If you are consuming milk,
- BEST is whole, raw milk.
- GOOD is whole, non-homoginized
- AVOID pasteurized, low fat milk
3. Eat your meals in a smaller time frame of the day. For example, eat your meals between 10am and 6pm. This leaves 16 hours (overnight) for you to use up the “sugar energy” in your body. Once that happens, it will start using fat stores. If you are diabetic or have blood sugar issues, this may not be appropriate for you until you improve your blood sugar health.
4. Get some exercise (always start slow with gradual changes)
- Lift weights (use a trainer if you are unfamiliar with lifting
5. Get enough good quality sleep.
6. And most importantly, DO NOT COUNT CALORIES!!
Not all calories are equal. The healthier you are, the easier it is to lose weight and keep it off. This is because if you don’t eat quality food your health becomes sluggish, and that includes your metabolism.
And one more thing, fat in foods does not translate to fat on the body. Excess sugar and carbs put on weight. If you limit your fats you will have difficulty maintaining a robust metabolism.