There have been a lot of recent articles in the news about putting more emphasis on your diet than exercise in order to lose weight or maintain your weight. As someone who is not so fond of exercise, this is great news. Now, this doesn’t mean you should try every new diet craze out there or that you should be “dieting” all the time. It means making overall diet changes that will positively impact your lifestyle. This year let’s plan to focus our energy on lifestyle diet changes and overall health rather than how many miles we can run a day. The latter will come in time once your body is properly fueled for the journey.
Here’s a great letter we received from a long time customer about her experience with the Atkins diet:
Well, like everyone else, I started my diet – again! You can’t blame a girl for trying. But, I’m following the Atkins diet and so far, so good. I lost 6 lbs. to date and feeling better than ever. I was a real monster during the induction phase, nearly tackling my 10 year old for the pretzels she was eating. Now, I don’t even crave any carbs and I don’t get as hungry. How come it took me 42 years to realize all I needed to do was reduce my carbs and I would feel better, look better and I have more energy? I guess you can teach an ‘old dog’ new tricks.
But, because you consume a lot of saturated fats on a low carb diet, it’s critical that you supplement your diet with essential fatty acids – the ‘good fats’ or Omega 3s. Omega 3 fats decrease inflammation and water retention which is a large part of weight loss that in turn speeds up the removal of water retention in the body. Omega 3 fats also help increase energy production so you can keep up with your New Year’s exercise commitment as well!
I like taking Deep Blue Omega purified marine fish oil. This is the best Omega 3 supplement I found because you can get 2000 mgs of EPA & DHA in just 2 gel capsules per day. These are 2 fatty acids that are responsible for reducing high blood pressure, reduces your risk for heart attack, helps with cardiac arrhythmia and irregular heart beats. Plus, as a natural anti-inflammatory, I feel less aches & pains after my runs. Did I mention I’m also training for a half-marathon?
Let’s make 2009 the year we look back on say, “this is the year I changed my diet and it changed my life.”
Studies support that a diet consisting of generous servings of fish, nuts and seeds rich in nutrients called omega-3 fatty acids can help lower a person’s blood pressure. How so you ask? Well, a recent study looked at diet and its relation to blood pressure in 4,680 men and woman, ages 40 to 59, who lived in Japan, China, Britain and the US. They found that people who ate diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids had slightly lower blood pressure, on average, than people who ate less of the nutrient.
The foods that contain the omega-3 essential fatty acids you need are fatty fish such as trout, salmon and mackerel. Other food groups such as walnuts, flaxseed and canola oil are also good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
However, because of our poor diets, it’s very difficult to eat the right amount of foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids…I mean, who can live on fish and nuts? That’s why it’s important to supplement your diet with a good omega-3 dietary supplement such as Oceanic Naturals Deep Blue Omega – learn more at www.deepblueomega.com. The Deep Blue Omega purified marine fish oil gives you a powerful dose of important pharmaceutical grade omega oils in just 2 softgel daily capsules.
Not only can Omega-3 fatty acids lower blood pressure, they have also been linked to better brain development and a lower overall risk of cancer and heart disease.
So, pull up a plate of yummy blackened trout or tasty grilled salmon with a delicious dill sauce plus 2 Deep Blue Omega fish oil capsules and be on your way to a healthier, happier you!