Elizabethtown, KY (PRWEB) July 04, 2012
Although the 4th of July brings fireworks and fun, it is also a time when people grill food, drink beer, and lose sight of their diets. Online publication EatMoveBeFit.com is now offering diet tips to people looking to stay or get fit during the July 4th holiday.
“When most people are enjoying the 4th of July festivities, they aren’t thinking about how much their dietary choices impact their health,” says Scott Colby, editor of EatMoveBeFit.com. “It is important to enjoy the fun, but if health and fitness are important to you, you must always be mindful of your choices.”
Studies have consistently found that unhealthy dietary choices can lead to obesity. In turn, obesity has been linked as the cause of many dangerous conditions, from heart disease and stroke to diabetes.
Colby notes, “America is a great country, but the truth of the matter is that the majority of Americans eat poorly. The problem is not always that they don’t want to change, but they don’t know how.”
Colby cites the rise in fast food, processed foods, and empty carbohydrates as some of the key contributors to unhealthy American diets. “A lot of people don’t seek out healthy eating tips, and instead opt for more chips or pretzels or double bacon cheeseburgers.”
“One place to start is by looking at fat differently,” Colby says. “Low-fat foods are not a cure-all; in fact, some fats are good for you.”
Recently, dieticians have cited the contents of the fat in people’s diets, recommending foods with a higher amount of omega-3 fatty acid than omega-6.
“There are plenty of great food options out there that are rich in omega-3 fatty acid,” Colby says.
EatMoveBeFit.com offers diet tips and recommends foods like fish (especially wild salmon, herring, mackerel, and tuna), pecans, eggs, and grass fed meats. “Eating things like fish and nuts is great because it gets you a high amount of protein, and the high omega-3 levels fight inflammation,” Colby notes.
Indeed, the website further states that omega-3 supplements, such as fish oil, krill oil, or flaxseed oil, can provide a tremendous benefit to managing inflammation.
Beyond looking at fat content, Colby recommends maintaining a balanced diet and not loading up on carbohydrates. “One of the main keys is having that desirable ‘balanced energy intake,’” Colby describes. “Things like chips, fries, soda, and beer really fill you up with empty carbs while offering very little else nutritionally.”
“Even if you choose healthy options, you need to make sure you’re not over-eating the foods you find acceptable, because taking in excessive amounts of calories can still lead to weight gain,” Colby continued. “You must also remember to partake in effective exercises to get optimal fat loss.”
EatMoveBeFit.com offers a host of nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle advice. “We offer weekly issues by renowned fitness authors,” Colby said. “Our goal is to bring people the best free fitness articles on the web. The power to change starts with the individual, but we offer the roadmap to success.”
EatMoveBeFit.com is a member of the Fitness Consulting Group family of companies. It is a leading health and fitness website and newsletter for giving you a better body today.
To learn more, visit: http://eatmovebefit.com.