One of the Top 2018 Resolutions

Make Your Calories Count!

If you find dieting, losing weight and making healthy food choices difficult, look at it this way: try to get the most out of the calories you eat. Avoid foods that have a lot of calories but little nutritional value—or “empty” calories. Foods with a lot of nutrients (vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fats) and relatively few calories are considered healthy.

Now ask yourself—is there something you are eating or drinking that you can cut out? A great (and easy) first step is to quit sugary drinks, such as soda, bottled lemonade or sweetened tea, or juices with sugar added. Try unsweetened teas and flavored or plain water instead. Cookies, cakes and candies are also filled with empty calories, so think about cutting those out of your diet too.

If you can cut out 500 calories from sugary beverages or snacks every week, you may see an improvement in your weight of as much as 1 to 2 pounds a week. You might miss the sweet taste but it may help you to know that your taste buds take time to change, so give yourself about 2 months to get used to it.

Let’s take a look at what happens to your entire body when you loose fat.

Coach Connie

Vitamin Deficiency Symptoms Chart

Vitamins and minerals in adequate amounts are necessary for good health, and help in the prevention of diseases. Deficiencies can develop when following a restrictive diet which is lacking in a certain vitamin or mineral. Most deficiencies of vitamins and minerals are not likely to develop if consuming a wide variety of foods. Eating irregularly or eating a poor variety of food can cause deficiencies.
Vitamin Deficiency Symptoms Chart, According to research, vitamin D deficiency is linked to a significantly increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in elderly individuals.

The vitamin deficiency symptoms chart provides a condensed reference guide to the functions of vitamins and minerals, deficiency symptoms, and dietary sources.

Vitamins are listed first in alphabetical order, and then minerals.

 References:
1. Vitamins in Animal and Human Nutrition. 2nd ed – PDF
2. PMID: 16245676