When we are children, we are constantly hearing our parents saying that we're not eating enough, and in some cases, it's that we're eating too much.
What starts to happen is that when you're a child between the age of zero and six or seven, you don't have any perspective. Psychologically, you are not able to put things into question, especially if it comes from an adult that is important in your life.
So, when your parents tell you...
...then you think you're not a good person for not eating it or for not finishing your plate, or maybe even for not thinking about the little children in Africa that are hungry.
What happens overtime, is that physically you start not trusting your body and your natural sense of satiety, which is extremely important because we all have that naturally within ourselves. We all know when we're full, we all...
The word "antioxidant" is one you might hear a lot, maybe from commercials on TV or posters in the supermarket.
But it can be hard to know the difference between marketing and the real benefits.
To get to the bottom of this topic, let's deep dive into five exciting facts about antioxidants and why they are so powerful and essential.
First of all, you need to know that all antioxidants are substances. Some are man-made, and some are naturally occurring in your body.
It is not sure how many substances can act as antioxidants, but there could be thousands. And each has its role and can interact with others to help your body work at its best.
Antioxidants can be found, for example, in vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamins E, Selenium, and Beta-carotene.
Free radicals get produced in your body during natural processes like digestion and breathing. But they can also come from, for example,...
This time of year seems to bring a pressure to get your body ready for the summer. We’re all thinking about bathing suits, shorts and t-shirts. Unfortunately, this leads people into following fad elimination diets that restrict eating and are hard to maintain. You might lose the desired amount of weight only to see it creep back up once you’re not following the diet as consistently.
It’s important not to fall into this mindset and only focus on the coming summer months. Remember that health and wellness is for more than just a season, it’s for life. At the Limitless lifestyle academy, we follow 6 lifestyle essentials to help achieve a healthy life.
They include- Lifestyle nutrition, optimized exercise, stress reduction and sleep, learning about your body, mindset and vision and community. We help our clients balance the lifestyle essentials together to allow them to live their best and healthiest life. Learn how you can use our lifestyle essentials to help...
Did you know that sleep plays a huge role in regulating and resetting your hormones daily?
Many of our ladies at the Limitless Lifestyle Academy come to us with frustrations of hormonal changes during menopause, and many of those frustrations revolve around not being able to sleep or not getting adequate sleep every night.
Hormones are chemical messengers that are responsible for maintaining your bodily functions. These include and are not limited to hunger, stress, body temperature, muscle repair and cardiovascular function. So it’s safe to say making sure these hormones are working properly is important for our health. During our sleep cycles our bodies take the time to regulate these hormones so that we are reset and ready to go for the next day.
Guinness originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness at St. Jame's Gate, Dublin, Ireland. In 1759, at the age of 34, Arthur Guinness signed a lease for the St. James's Gate Brewery, Dublin. He leased the brewery for 9000 years at an annual rent of £45. Guinness is a type of ale known as stout. Guinness stout is made from water, barley, roast malt extract, hops, and brewer's yeast. A portion of the barley is roasted to give Guinness its dark color and characteristic taste. It is pasteurized and filtered. In addition to delicious flavor and creamy taste, it may also have some health benefits!
It has antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory. Antioxidants found in the Guinness are similar to those found in red wine. The flavonoids in it give it its health benefits. These flavonoids fight free radicals in your body and can reduce your risk for heart disease and some cancers. A 2003 study claimed that a pint of Guinness could cut the risk of blood clots forming...
In our programs, we encourage our clients to add some nutritional supplementation and organic foods to their lives. Here’s why:
Back in the day when I first opened my exercise studio, I thought that nutritional supplementation was completely unnecessary… a big marketing scheme to make people think that their lives would be so much better by taking all sorts of “vitamins.”
I also thought the same about organic vs non-organic food
A few years later, when I was researching to expand my program offerings, I came across articles and studies that suggested the complete opposite of my beliefs about nutritional supplementation and organic food. So I reached out to some colleagues and did more research on the subject, and basically did a 180.
Now, I understand the importance of both and I include recommendations in all of my programs.
Well Dorian, what changed your mind, you might be thinking.
Well, there are a...
Dietary fiber is a non-digestible carbohydrate that originates from plant-based foods.
Many carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules, while fiber is not. Instead, it passes through the body undigested.
Dietary fiber is essential for homeostasis within the gut.
The predominant health benefits extend to enhanced metabolic welfare, including protection against obesity and related metabolic diseases.
Diets have changed radically over the past few decades, with people consuming more ultra-processed foods void of dietary fiber. This lack of focus on the foods we eat has led to deficiencies in dietary fiber.
Women's recommended daily fiber intake is 25 grams, while men should aim for 38 grams. Still, most Americans consume less than half of those recommended minimum levels, which is comparable worldwide.
Because fiber helps regulate the body's use of sugars, helping keep hunger and blood sugar in check, and helping feed the good bacteria responsible for...
Sometimes it can be overwhelming to know what exercises to do and how often or how long to do them.
We want to help you optimize your workout routine with a quick formula that we use for our Limitless Ladies.
We think of building the perfect exercise routine like baking a cake. If you are missing one component like baking soda or salt, then the whole cake can turn into a hockey puck and you might get frustrated. This is the exact feeling we want to help you avoid when it comes to your exercise routine.
Here are the five ingredients of building the perfect exercise routine.
T - Type
Balancing the type of exercises you are doing each week is extremely important. If you are just doing cardio without any resistance training, then you won't be able to build muscle and change your body composition.
Optimized Weekly Exercise: 1-2 Vigorous Cardio Sessions, 1-2 Moderate Cardio Sessions and 1-2 Resistance/Strength Training...
What Is Mindful Eating?
Mindful eating is a simple method of becoming hyper-focused on the present moment, and being aware of your senses while eating food. It can help manage eating habits, and make people feel better about their body.
The purpose is not counting calories, or tracking macros (carbohydrates, fat, or protein), and mindful eating has little to do with weight loss, although it is proven to help with losing weight. The intention is to help individuals understand and enjoy the food they eat, and remove stresses associated with overeating unhealthy foods. Mindful eating can be a fun way to make meal times social, or a time to reflect and savour the moment as a solo experience.
Benefits of Mindful Eating
There is much research associated with the benefits of mindful eating, most notably the pioneering works of Jon Kabat-Zinn (leader of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School). The mindful eating method...
You know that feeling, an intense urge to eat a sugary, salty, or fatty type of food. Just thinking about it makes you feel excited.
There are no hunger pangs, rumbly tummy, or fatigue, which are the natural hunger signs. Only an urge to fulfill a desire. These desires are called cravings, and they can pop up at any minute.
Food cravings are a strong desire to eat sugary, salty, or fatty types of food, which often seem uncontrollable, leaving you unsatisfied until you get what you want.
Over 90% of the world's population experiences food cravings, and we all experience them differently.
Studies have shown that men and women crave different kinds of food.
Men are more likely to crave savory foods like meat, fish, and eggs. If men do crave sweets, they typically go for sugar-sweetened beverages.
However, women crave mostly sweet foods like chocolate, cakes, and ice cream. The same studies have shown that women more frequently report experiencing cravings...