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The Marilyn Denis Show | Health & Fitness | Roundtable: Leading a Healthy Lifestyle
Roundtable: Leading a Healthy Lifestyle
Our experts answer all of your health, nutrition and relationship questions.
Q: I’m 27 years old and over the past six years I’ve been gaining weight and it’s taking a toll on my personal life. I don’t want to go out because I’m afraid anyone that knew me when I was thin will see my overweight body. I’m looking for a way to get back on track can you help?
A: This is a good question where we consider something called ‘figure out and fix.’ The first thing that I would suggest that she needs to do is to figure out which part of this is weight related, and then do the things that go with weight related: exercise, fitness etc. As we age we need to think about making changes to the exercises we do. The figuring out part is true for all of us, when I’m 15 pounds up I don’t feel as good as when I’m 15 pounds down. But then she mentions the part about not wanting to go out. So we need to sever these two things. The not wanting to go out is much more psychologically based, so there won’t be things that she can do because even if she loses 20 pounds, looks fantastic and goes out, she still carries whatever that is with her. She still has a lot of limitations about how she sees herself or feels about herself.
I highly recommend that she sees this as three separate pieces, work on exercise, work on intake of food but then also approach the not going out thing in a different way. Look back and find the source of this psychological issue. I think she will pull a string and that string will probably go through good times and bad. When they are good we never pay attention but when they are bad we sometimes learn something. It’s time to learn.
A: Food can make a profound difference. It’s such a huge foundation. I really want her to start to embrace all of her delicious veggies and fruits instead of depriving herself. The first step is to embrace what feels good and really add in seven to ten fruits and veggies and you’ll see the cravings will start to melt as soon as your nutritional needs are deeply met.
Q: I gave birth to my daughter in December. I gained 75 pounds during my pregnancy and I’ve only lost 25 pounds. I’ve been eating healthier and monitoring the portions. I’ve also been walking and jogging and drink lots of water, but I don’t seem to be losing more weight what else can I do?
A: Let’s talk about something most people haven’t heard of but has been well studied. Saffron as a spice is probably worth its weight in gold. Latest research suggests that it will help to mitigate satiety pathways. Some people have trouble losing weight following pregnancy, which is a time when you have been eating for two. It is safe and Hydro-Saffron will mitigate satiety, reduces the hormone that makes you hungry and it’s very anti-oxidant protective. You can take it in pill form in the morning and evening and they are becoming more available.
A: I think hormonally balancing foods would be a good idea as well. Remember also that consuming protein throughout the day is very critical. For this reason I am a big fan of hemp seeds, because it’s giving you easily digestible protein, and also giving you great essential fats for hormonal balance.
Q: Is quinoa considered a carbohydrate?
A: Yes it is. But it is a high-protein carb. Being a pseudo-grain, it has far more protein than other grains and is very easy to digest. I think it’s one of the healthiest carbs to reach for. It’s extremely good.
The amount you should have is between ¼ to 1/2 cup is a good amount and if you pair it with something like hemp seeds or sesame seeds then you’re really creating tremendous protein infusion. It’s great for breakfast.
A: It’s also gluten-free, and one in 113 people are celiac meaning that you can’t handle gluten. It also causes weight gain at a lessor degree if you are gluten sensitive. 97 percent of individuals that are gluten sensitive don’t even know it. You can get tested with your doctor.
Q: My boyfriend is quiet when around my friends. This bothers me because I know he has an outgoing personality. What can I do?
A: I think that we fool ourselves to think that if people who are extroverts also warm up quickly and that is not necessarily the truth. There are lots of extroverts who are very quiet in the beginning in social situations. It’s part of getting to know your partner at a more intimate level and understanding that this is a process and if there is a problem with the friends then they need to talk about that. We under estimate how important it is early on in the relationship that our partners get along with our friends and that our friends like us.