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Diets don’t work. Let’s make that perfectly clear.
So why are there so many diets out there if they don’t work?
Good question. There are new diets year after year because they don’t work or only work while you’re on them. There is a lot of information out there regarding diets, with conditional results. You will drop this many pounds/kilos if you do A. B. C. D and avoid E. The difficulty with these diets is they only serve to confuse your natural instincts on when, how and what to eat. Attempting to restrict eating habits can mean you end up putting on more weight after the diet ends. So it follows that we need is not another diet but a guide that helps us make better food choices.
Processed Health Foods vs. Real Food
Have you ever started a diet that required you to buy their own brand snack bars or shake mixes? These foods are sometimes not food at all! When a specific product is formulated in test kitchens, a company may make the addition of healthy ingredients such as omega 3 fats, but what you’re getting is far from natural and may even harm your body (ie. artificial sugars, hydrogenated oils). (more…)
Take care of yourself during a busy show season by having snacks on hand to keep your energy up and to ensure you always arrive on time. Having to stop for food can sometimes make the difference between attending a casting or being late for a show. Always have a supply of snacks in your purse or your car that will maintain energy and blood-sugar levels so you can give your best to the job.
Fresh Fruit is great to have on hand in warmer weather. Fruit high in water content will hydrate, energise and help you feel full. TRY: banana, grapes, watermelon, apples, pears and peaches.
With Dried Fruit, a little goes a long way. High in sugar and sometimes fiber, dried fruit is a sweet snack that will give you burst of energy, especially great in the afternoon. TRY: unsulphured apricots, goji berries (eat them with almonds, for less bitterness), strawberries, banana, figs, dates and mango.
While eating your dried fruit throw in a small handful of Nuts, which will give you long-burning energy and some protein. The best type for you are raw and unprocessed, but lightly roasted also do fine. TRY: pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pistachios, almonds and walnuts.
For those models who eat dairy, Yoghurt can be a convenient morning snack. Easy enough to grab as you’re running out the door, you can eat it on the run or on the job. The extra protein & calcium will keep you feeling fuller for longer. TRY: any natural greek yoghurt and naturally sweetened varieties. Try to avoid soy, low-fat or artificially sweetened yoghurts as they can be less satisfying, leading you to feel hungry sooner.
Air-popped Popcorn is a healthy whole-grain carb, with fiber and a little protein. Snacking on 1-4 cups of the air-popped variety will give you the carbohydrates to burn during a demanding job. TRY: popping your own kernels and using a zip-lock bag, or any store bought, low sodium popcorn.
Available at most supermarkets, Baby Carrots are a refreshing crunchy snack that will keep in your purse all day. They’re a great snack for models who are looking to maintain their measurements, and will give your complexion a glow from the inside. TRY: cutting your own carrot sticks and using a zip-lock, or any shop bought pre-washed baby carrots.
Black Licorice, if made with blackstrap molasses can be high in Iron, and some studies have proven real licorice can reduce your appetite. This sweet treat will keep your hunger at bay until the next sit down meal. TRY: Panda All Natural Licorice or Darrel Lea Soft Eating Licorice. Just a few pieces are enough, and chew gum afterwards or it could leave your teeth looking a little green.
Always stay hydrated between castings and on the job by carrying a re-usable water bottle that you can fill through out your day. Try to alternate your snacks so you don’t become bored and snack on the nearest packet of crisps.
What do you snack on? Feel free to add your favorite snacks in the comments below!Google+
This DVD set brings us the New York City Ballet workout. What could be more graceful than the long, slender limbs of the world’s best ballerinas… making them your own! We follow most of the ballet workouts (except the squat-like ones) and over time have seen better posture and subtly defined muscles.Google+
‘Eat mostly plants, especially leaves’
Author Michael Pollan gives us direct advice on what to put in our mouths and why we should leave processed foods in the labs they are made in. We love his easy-to-read style in this book, although if you’re looking for something a little more in depth try Omnivore’s Dilemma, winner of the James Beard award and a very revealing read on the modern food industry.