5 Things You Will Learn in Nutrition 4 Weight Loss
By Kim Rueb
January 9, 2017
With the New Year (and New Year's resolutions) in full swing, now is the perfect time to get back on track with your health and with your eating. Many of you have probably heard about Nutrition 4 Weight Loss that focuses on eating real food to lose weight. This class has been life-changing for many of our clients, in fact, 96% of people who take the class achieve success.
Here are five tips that you will learn in the class; some of them might come as a surprise!
1. Cravings are not your fault and are not a sign of weakness.
By staying on top of your hunger and eating three meals and two snacks with protein, fat and carbohydrates every day, you will reduce your cravings and stabilize your blood sugar. Barb had tried many diets in the past, but nothing worked until Nutrition 4 Weight Loss. "I have always had such strong sugar cravings, and what's great about Nutrition 4 Weight Loss is they teach you the reasons why you have cravings in the first place. Having that understanding has really changed my relationship with food. I now know exactly what foods to eat to avoid cravings, stay at a healthy weight, keep heartburn away, avoid pain in my knee and keep my energy up. I know what works and what doesn't."
2. Eating fat will not make you fat.
Low-fat and diet foods often have added sugar and trans-fats that cause insulin resistance, leading you to gain more weight. Heidi, a past Nutrition 4 Weight Loss client, always thought she knew what it meant to eat healthy. "In the past, I was always hung up on the fat content in foods. I would study a nutrition label on a product and make sure the fat was low enough. I was really afraid of fat! Thankfully, my teacher explained how important fat is for the body and it really clicked for me."
3. You don't need to calorie count to lose weight.
Eating a balanced diet of protein, fat and carbohydrates at every meal will boost your metabolism and help you lose weight the healthy way. Ginny lost 44 pounds* eating the Nutritional Weight and Wellness way. "After taking the class, I understand more about nutrition and how what I eat affects how I feel. Physically I feel better and mentally I feel better knowing I am treating my body better. The class taught me that I deserve to eat good food and if I do, my body will treat me better!"
4. Poor gut health could be preventing you from losing weight.
A healthy gut has more good bacteria than bad, and an unhealthy gut is dominated by bad bacteria. The typical American diet is high in sugar and chemicals, feeding the bad bacteria and compromising your intestinal health. By changing your diet and eliminating processed foods you will balance your gut and improve your weight loss efforts. As an added bonus, improving your gut health will also boost your immune system. After taking Nutrition 4 Weight Loss, Lisa said, "Not getting sick was one of the biggest surprises to me since I work with children, teaching them piano, and I frequently come in contact with sick kids. My immune system is so strong now."
5. Eating a bedtime snack 30 minutes before going to bed will help you sleep sounder and longer.
The snack keeps your blood sugar balanced throughout the night which translates to you staying asleep and not waking up throughout the night with crashing blood sugar. Chris, a past Nutrition 4 Weight Loss participant, said, "My sleep quality has improved ten-fold, which brings about many other positive changes in my life, including clear thinking and more energy."
Are you ready to take the next steps to improve your health with our Nutrition 4 Weight Loss program? The program is available to take online or in-person at one of our many locations throughout the Twin Cities.
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Here's to a great year ahead! To keep you motivated, you'll find more tips and advice on losing weight all over our site, start with listening to a powerful Dishing Up Nutrition podcast on My 90-Pound* Weight Loss Journey or read just how important good bacteria are in Is Your Gut Preventing Weight Loss?
*Because everyone is unique, individual results vary.