Our team at Foods For Life Rx understands Diet and Nutrition are vital components of your overall health and fitness.
We provide traditional balance meals including Carbohydrates, Lean Protein, and Fats. We specifically design those meals to have a direct impact on the success of your fitness programs as well as your daily activities. A nutritious diet can give you the fuel and stamina for your workouts as well as a more productive work day, and eating right can also provide the mental focus and strong immune system to help you achieve your long-term personal goals.
The Paleo concept is new for most people and this newness can spark many questions. At Foods For Life Rx, we like people to not only read about and educate themselves on this topic, but also to get in and do it. Experience is perhaps the best teacher and often cuts through any confusion surrounding this way of eating.
For most people the fact the Paleo Diet delivers the best results are all they need. Improved blood lipids, weight loss, and reduced pain from autoimmunity are proof enough. Many people however are not satisfied with blindly following any recommendations, be they nutrition or exercise related. Some folks like to know why they are doing something. Fortunately, the Paleo diet has stood not only the test of time, but also the rigors of scientific scrutiny. With a very simple shift we not only remove the foods that are at odds with our health (grains, legumes, and dairy etc.), but we also increase our intake of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The term "Vegetarian" is used to describe any diet that emphasizes the consumption of plant foods and discourages the consumption of animal foods. In its most restrictive form, a vegetarian diet excludes all animal foods, including animal flesh, dairy products and eggs. At Foods For Life Rx, we understand how hard it is to add flavor to that way of eating. We take our time to add flavor by way of long term marinating, slow cooking, and preparation.
Vegan, macrobiotic, and fruitarian diets fall into this category. Less restrictive forms include the Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian Diet (includes dairy products and eggs) and the Lacto-Vegetarian Diet (includes dairy products). The popularity of vegetarianism is on the rise in the United States, and converts cite personal health, spiritual and religious beliefs, concern about animal welfare, and distress about the economic and environmental consequences of a meat-based diet as reasons for adopting a plant-based diet. This movement towards vegetarianism is consistent with a growing body of research that touts the health benefits of plant-based diets including lower rates of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and heart disease. When carefully planned and well-balanced, vegetarian diets provide sufficient amounts of all essential nutrients.
If losing weight is your goal, a combination of exercise and good diet choices is the most dependable and proven way to shed the pounds. Fad diets come and go, but the only proven strategy for weight loss success is to exercise consistently and monitor your caloric intake so that you burn more calories than you consume each day.