Nutrition and Beyond. October 2018

 Inspiration always has its roots, especially when it relates to a healthy lifestyle. This post is a blend of inspirational and educational quotes from amazing people, experts in their fields. I believe these quotes will encourage people (me included) to live healthier and be more mindful. 

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Nutritionist about myth of one-size-fits-all diet

“Different bodies may respond to the same input in different ways. No other health issue is as complex as weight loss. It is a far cry from the “eat less, move more” philosophy that has permeated our culture for the past hundred years, nor is it as simple as eliminating one type of food in favor of others. Food, exercise, sleep, hormones, appetite, adrenals, thyroid, the gut microbiome, inflammation, genes, the environment, medication, habits, self-worth, subconscious thoughts, emotions, and stress can all affect how the body stores and burns fat. If you’ve ever wondered why you can’t seem to lose weight even when you are exercising and eating right or why your best friend can eat heaping bowls of pasta without gaining a pound but your weight seems at ebb and flow as frequently as tides, you are not crazy, or lazy, or undisciplined; the presiding weight loss equation of calories in/ calories out is woefully inadequate.”Dana James, functional medicine nutritionist, MS, CNS, CDN, author

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Doctor about mindful changes

“Without taking time to explore the hidden motivation driving their eating behaviors, even the most motivated dieters will struggle. True, sustainable, lifelong health requires addressing the mind alongside the body and being compassionate with yourself as you seek to make meaningful change.” Mark Hyman, MD, New York Times bestselling author

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Supermodel about our Planet

“There are enough signs that we can’t keep going in this direction… People forget that without a healthy environment, there are no healthy humans, because last time I checked, our life depends on the health of our planet, period. At the end of the day, the Earth will be fine. If we are gone, she’s going to regenerate herself. So we have to think about how we’re going to survive on it. How can we have the least impact?”

“People think they need more stuff, but no … Start with the simple principle of waking up in the morning and asking, ‘What makes my life possible?’ It’s such a simple question. The air I breathe, the soil I step on, the food I eat, the water I drink, the sun that makes me happy. If we understand that our survival depends on the Earth and really appreciate all those gifts, maybe we can show a bit more care…” Gisele Bündchen, supermodel, global environment goodwill ambassador.

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Scholar of longevity about the secret of longer life

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress, and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” George Burns, resident scholar of longevity in the United States

 

 

With best wishes and much love,

Zhenya


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