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71 years old, 70 pounds lost through Doylestown Adventure Boot Camp’s Nutrition Program

Earl before & after Doylestown boot campDoylestown Adventure Boot Camp not only gets you fit but provides nutrition counseling for men and women of all ages to help lose those unwanted pounds!   Earl, a resident of Bucks County, has proven results from Wendy’s nutrition counseling program.

“I’ve struggled with being overweight for years but always thought I could figure it out on my own.  At age 71 and 334 pounds, I finally asked for help.  My daughter directed me to her trainer, Wendy Yazujian who runs the Doylestown Adventure Boot Camp in Doylestown.  Wendy worked with me, helping me better understand what types of foods I should be eating and how much.  I was amazed!  I had thought I was eating healthy, but I was making a lot of mistakes.  Now, 6 months later, I am 70 pounds lighter and my health has improved dramatically.  I was pre-diabetic, hypertensive and had high cholesterol.  I am no longer pre-diabetic, my blood pressure and cholesterol are now stable.  I feel fantastic!  I am grateful for Wendy’s knowledge of nutrition, commitment to my health and compassion for my situation.”

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The Fact on Fats

fat intakeWhat is fat and how much should we consume in a day? There are two types of fat, saturated and unsaturated. A chemical process called hydrogenation alters the texture of foods by making liquid vegetable oils more solid (as in margarine and shortening).

Fats that are hydrogenated are called trans fats which consumed in great quantities increase blood cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease. Coconut oil, butter, animal fat, cheese, bacon, ice cream, margarine, fried foods (hydrogenated shortening), snack foods (chips, crackers and microwave popcorn) are examples of saturated trans fats and should be eliminated from the diet.

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Healthy Snacks

thHealthy Snacks are important in your daily diet.   Don’t allow yourself to go 5-6 hours without eating.   Eating small meals every 3-4 hours will increase your metabolism.

This is optimal.  A stable metabolism will allow your body to burn fat at rest throughout the day and even when you  are sleeping!

Fact!  When you eat after 5,6  hours your blood sugar spikes, causing excess insulin in your blood.  When there is excess insulin in your blood your body stores fat more easily.   Drink more water.  If you’re not drinking half your body weight in oz.  you aren’t drinking enough.  I always say…. You should never be starving or ravenously thirsty.

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Want to lose weight? Start counting your carbs!

The Basics of Carbohydrate Counting

nutritional counseling and factsWhat is carbohydrate counting?

Carbohydrate counting is a way to plan your meals by counting the amount of carbohydrate in foods. It can help you eat the right amount of carbohydrate to keep your blood sugar levels under control.  Too much carbohydrate will get stored as body fat.  If you are looking to lose weight , read more…

Every person is an individual and dependent on your age, height , weight and lean body mass will determine how much carbohydrate you will need to consume for healthy weight loss.

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