Consumul moderat de bere contribuie la scăderea incidenței bolilor cardiovasculare. Și nu o zic eu, ci studiile internaționale. Ba chiar un studiu efectuat în România, sub egida Centrului de Studii despre Bere, Sănătate și Nutriție (CSBSN), reconfirmă efectele benefice ale consumului moderat de bere asupra scăderii riscului de apariție a bolilor cardiovasculare.Citește mai mult
Berea și sportivii: Poate un pahar de bere pe zi să ajute performanța?
Te-ai întrebat vreodată ce efect are consumul de bere asupra performanțelor tale sportive?
Sau cum pot atleți de elită precum Sage Canaday să alerge atât de bine, în condițiile în care sunt fani declarați ai unei beri după antrenament?
Ei bine, acum există un studiu realizat chiar în România, care explică felul în care un consum moderat de bere influențează mai multe aspecte ale performanței sportive, precum și recuperarea după efort și compoziția corporală. Iar rezultatele arată bine.
E vorba despre studiul „Influența consumului de bere asupra calităților motrice forță și viteză”, realizat în perioada noiembrie 2018 – octombrie 2019.
Vorbim despre un consum moderat, care în definiția Organizației Mondiale a Sănătății, înseamnă 330ml de bere pe zi pentru femei și 660ml, pentru bărbați.
Kilian Jornet’s diet, through the lens of a nutritionist
Renowned elite ultrarunner Kilian Jornet published a post a few days ago about his diet. It’s not the first time he writes about what he eats as an elite athlete, but his post generated a lot of reactions and comments.
It makes sense, because as runners we are curious about how top performing athletes train and eat. And considering his results in the past 10 years, it’s no wonder that everyone in the running community is watching every step that Kilian Jornet takes, looking at how he trains, how he lives, and of course, what he eats.
Present you vs Future you: who wins?
I was in the middle of a conversation with one of my food coaching clients a few days ago, when I just felt the need to stop and congratulate him.
That’s because, by looking at the way he trains, eats, sleeps, and all the smaller or bigger habits that he does consistently, his lifestyle is starting to look more like an athlete’s than that of an average recreational runner.
It’s not perfect, but trust me that he is taking much better care of himself and being more consistent in his trainings than runners with much more experience and better results.
Of course, he doesn’t train at the pace of a pro athlete, that wouldn’t make sense now (it would actually hurt him and his goals if he even tried). But he’s challenging himself constantly, according to his abilities, and social, work, and family life, and that’s what matters. Also, he might not keep the same compliance over the entire year, but he knows that he can.
However, most of us find it difficult to align what we are doing now with where we want to get. I sometimes have to remind some people that, even though they want to drop 10 kilos, they are eating as if they had 20 kilos extra. Two different sides of the same person.Citește mai mult
The processed foods myth – are they all bad for your health?
You’ll hear many people saying that the easiest way to lose weight is to cut processed foods. However, you shouldn’t be afraid to consume processed foods, because they’re not all bad for you.
For a healthy lifestyle you just need to read the labels, adjust the dose, and learn more about the processing method. Some processing methods are useful and harmless, and that’s why some processed foods can actually be staples of a healthy diet.
Losing weight and changing your eating habits might be much easier than you think
As a nutrition coach working with people to improve their eating habits, lose weight, and improve their self image, I get a lot of surprised reactions from my clients.
Some of them are surprised that I don’t ask them to completely give up sugar or other favourite foods.
Others are surprised that they can eat as much as they do and still lose weight.
How European food culture ruined my diet and eating habits
Growing up as a child of the Revolution born in the late 80s’ Romania, much of my eating habits have roots in my country’s very culture. And since us eastern europeans borrowed a lot from each other, in all senses, there are parts of the food culture that overlap and unwritten laws that are universal.Citește mai mult
The best weight loss video
I was about to say this is the best weight loss video for athletes. But it actually is the best one I’ve seen lately for anyone trying to lose weight, no matter how active they are.Citește mai mult
Don’t like vegetables? Some tricks to get more greens in your diet
If you don’t like vegetables and are trying to incorporate more of them into your diet, you might feel like giving up the battle every single time you see a boiled carrot.
But there are ways to overcome this. Here are some tips on how to eat more vegetables even if you don’t like them that much.
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The fitness industry wants you fat, unhealthy, and unhappy
The fitness industry is not really in the health promotion business.
It’s a kind of vicious circle if you think about it.
On the one hand, our goals are more related to how much we weight than with how healthy we are.
And on the other hand, the fitness industry is trying to sell us all these things that don’t work, just to keep us hooked and buying the next 10 miracle supplements or programs they’ll be selling tomorrow.Citește mai mult
Top strategies to stop overeating
This is an excerpt from my Fit Tales Newsletter #13, with the addition of several answers from a few subscribers who shared their own strategies to overcome overeating.
When you’re in the fitness industry one way or another – a nutritionist, a trainer, or even a skinny fat insta model – people think you *only* make perfect choices when it comes to your food and workouts.Citește mai mult
Juice detoxes explained: why they’re crap and why they only seem to work
The term detox (or cleanse) is a bit misleading.
It implies that our bodies are intoxicated, poisoned, and they’re not. If they were, that level of toxins would determine major functions in our body to shut down.Citește mai mult
The 4 rules of habit building applied to healthy eating
This winter I read James Clear’s Atomic Habits where he goes into detail about an entire system for creating better habits and breaking others. I found that it was very similar to what I teach my food coaching clients.Citește mai mult
What you need to know about intermittent fasting and how it works
I get a lot of questions about what intermittent fasting is, if it works, how it’s best to do it, and so on.
It’s definitely been getting a lot more attention in the past years, some people are trying it, and others are getting rich by writing books on it. Has any of this made us healthier or happier overall? Not sure yet.
If you haven’t heard of IF so far and what I’m writing below is mostly news for you, then you’ve either been living in a cave or you’ve successfully managed to become immune to fitness hypes (you’re my idol, in this case).
So what is Intermittent Fasting (IF)? It’s simple: alternating periods of eating with periods of not eating.
Gustari hranitoare contra cronometru
Lipsa timpului e una dintre amenintarile cele mai mari pentru sanatatea si silueta noastra. Nu avem timp sa gatim acasa mancarea pentru seara sau pentru a doua zi, la birou, iar multi dintre noi nu avem timp sa ne pregatim nici macar la birou o gustare cat de cat hranitoare. Asa ca de cele mai multe ori cadem in capcana fast food-ului, mancarii comandate in care nu stim ce uleiuri si sosuri s-au folosit sau a snack-urilor cu ingrediente pe care nici macar nu le putem pronunta. Citește mai mult