5th Week of Go Red Challenge
Tuesday, August 06, 2019
We had a great session last night for my Go Red health challenge. We started off with a Yoga instructor who went through some moves with us while sitting in a chair. It was very informative and relaxing. I realized that I need to practice yoga more!
Following yoga was ask the Dr. a question session. Some great questions were asked and answered. Mine was: "Which is more important - Diet or Exercise?", Her answer was 80% diet 20% exercise. It was also discussed how important it is for us to fuel our bodies with a balance diet. So many fad diets require that you eliminate certain food groups and that's just not healthy. Our bodies need carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, water, etc. and it's important to get all of these on a daily basis.
One fad diet that she (the Dr.) said has proven to work for most is the interval diet. Typically, the person fasts for 18-20 hours and eats 4-6 hours for 3 or 4 days out of a week. The important part is that when the person comes off fasting, they must remember to fuel with healthy food and not binge. Her own brother has lost 110 pounds doing this - WOW!!
There were several questions about about specific heart conditions that I really don't remember the specifics. This is a challenge to get heart healthy so it only makes sense. I have to say that I do believe her recommendations because if a question was asked that she has not researched, she would simply state that rather than give "her opinion". She definitely earned my respect!
I hope that everyone has a Terrific Tuesday!!