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How Many Colors Did You Eat Today?? 5-9 Fruits & Veggies a Day

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By Christine Ardigo MSRD

How Many am I Supposed to Eat???

It’s recommended that we eat 5-9 fruits and vegetables every day. Every day. If you have 5 small meals a day, and have one at each meal, that’s five right there.  It’s entirely doable!

I counsel clients all the time and they tell me they eat plenty of fiber, but once we run down their usual list, it consists of some low fiber Cheerios, an apple with the skin peeled off and mashed potatoes at dinner. Women need 25 gms of fiber and men need 38 gms of fiber every day. Food labels will tell you how much fiber a product contains per serving. Although fruits and vegetables do not have labels, they are naturally high in fiber and for an added benefit, they provide water and fluid to keep all that fiber flowing smoothly though your intestines.

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How to Drop your Body Fat by 8% in 8 Months

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By Christine Ardigo MSRD

Drop your Body Fat by 8% in 8 Months? Is that Possible? 

Last month when I posted Women & Weight Lifting – what are we so afraid of? I mentioned that I dropped my body fat by 8 percent. I went from 22% down to 14%. I received a lot of questions as to what I ate during that time. Yes, I worked out hard but what about the food? What you eat is the most important part of the equation. Like I always say, no amount of exercise will undo a bad diet. Nutrition is 80% of the transformation.

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Processed Foods vs. Whole Foods. Which are Safe to Choose?

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By Christine Ardigo MSRD

What are Processed foods? What are Whole foods?

Confused by the two? Walk up to a tree, pluck off an apple, bite down and eat it. Whole food. The less you do to a food, the closer it is to a whole food and the more nutrients it has.

The supermarket provides a gamut of items and the majority of them are not even real foods. Froot Loops, Twinkies, Cheez whiz, Spahgetti-O’s. It’s amazing our bodies survive as long as they do. Then again, people are acquiring diseases 10, 20, 30 years earlier than their parents.                                                                                                                                                  . Read More

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