Walking – the most basic form of human movement and also something you’re probably sick of your fit bit, apple watch, the news, and your doctor telling you to do more of. We all know we need to move more but, could it be completely wrong for your goals?
When something becomes a buzzword in the fitness industry it’s usually because someone found a concept or modality that has incredible purpose and benefit when applied correctly and attempts to take the work out of it to make it “easier” for the general public. Unfortunately that also often robs people of the benefits.
Ketogenic dieting is a great case in point. Something with great benefits in clinical applications, an ancient diet, and a subject with an incredibly deep pool of knowledge, has been dumbed down to “don’t eat bread or pasta” and thus, has given the now trendy diet, a bad rap.
Though not as popular as keto (or what people think is keto), intuitive eating is a buzzword that has been twisted from it’s original intention.
Here’s the run down on what it is, what it isn’t, who it’s for, and who it isn’t:
If I told you there was a pill you could take after every meal that would improve your insulin sensitivity, aid in digestion, burn a few calories, and all around make you feel better, would you take it? What about if I told you it was completely free! That’s right, 100% free, except you might want to invest in an umbrella, winter coat, and new pair of shoes.
Every person has a list, and a big one at that, of individual discrepancies that will shape how you should be eating. Everything from underlying diseases and the status of your microbiome to what you like to eat or how often you like to eat. As a personal trainer, my job is to take in this complex equation with dozens of variables and produce an answer leading to the desired result.
While I can’t train every single one of you, I can give you some things to look for, to make the right choices for you, based on your goals. Here are 5 things you can do today to positively effect your fitness goals: