In order to lose weight, we often are told that energy out
must be greater than energy in. In
other words, calories taken in must be less than the calories we use in all of
our daily activities. So, to lose weight
we cut calories and try to increase activity.
(Granted, there is more to weight loss/maintenance than just an exchange
in energy. What if we cut too many
calories or don’t eat enough?
Since I started at Kindred Nutrition, I’ve heard many of Amy’s
or Dawn’s clients talk about how they’ve cut back on calories to lose weight
but have hit a weight-loss plateau. Many
a time when a client discusses this occurrence, we eventually come to the
conclusion that the client is not eating enough. This probably sounds foreign but you do need
to eat in order to lose weight! If
you’re not eating enough your body goes into “starvation mode.” Then whenever you do eat your body
automatically stores those calories as fat because it is worried that it is not
going to get enough calorie…
Oh Macros, how I love thee. You are the foundation of my nutrition recommendations. You should be individualized and different for everyone although you are "prescribed" routinely the same person to person. You are scientific, there is not a one size fits all, and frankly you are misunderstood.
A couple of years ago Macros started to become more popular in the www world when a brilliant someone decided to market magical macro percentages to induce weight loss, body massing, and everything else under the sun. The thought process is to start with grams of protein needs dependent on body weight, to then look at range of fats between 25-35% dependent on goals and body type, and to provide the remaining of your macro goals from carbohydrates. How easy, especially since everyone has the same protein needs, insert sarcasm here.
Right away many bought into this bullet proof hope and we now have too many folks determining and "prescribing" ratios for people who aren't …
We've been so lucky at Kindred Nutrition this year to have two great interns. Read below to see how a student athlete views her experience so far at Kindred Nutrition. We can't wait to follow her season this year!
I’m Maryellen Hauver and I am one of the interns spending
time at Kindred Nutrition this summer.
I just completed my sophomore year at Bridgewater College,
studying Nutritional Science. As I got into my major at school, I began to
consider what job I would like to use my degree for after school. In my classes
I mostly heard about working as a Registered Dietitian. Before choosing this as
my career of pursuit, I wanted to get some experience that would help me
understand exactly what the job entails. Knowing that I would be home for the
summer, I did some research about dietitians in the Frederick area. Through the
magic of Google, I found Amy! I also discovered this blog and saw that she had
taken college student interns in the past. It appeared to be the perfect