Who remembers me and my carrots? I love these carrots, raw, something makes me crave them.
The calories count, but they are well spent! There is nothing better for your health than well spent calories.
Calories are what give us energy, and that energy (ATP in the body) is the currency that runs everything.
Just like calories and protein and micronutrients are the currency that controls body fat.
I have some information that supports what I teach, eating close to TDEE. just enough under for a deficit to lose body fat, and that too low creates metabolic adaptation to fat loss. That will be for another post, "got calories?"
Back to the carrots, it doesn't matter what color the carrots are. The color gives us different phytochemicals, and that's good, but today it's about how the raw fiber in the carrots that can benefit our estrogen and cortisol levels.
The fiber has a stimulating effect in the intestines. The fiber from the carrot carries out the liver toxins. Without the fiber the estrogen tends to go up, which turns off the thyroid and progesterone, which in turn increases estrogen and cortisol which can give us hormonal symptoms, more stress (cortisol), more digestive issues, and make it harder to lose body fat, especially around the mid section.
So, the daily carrot can give us anti-stress and anti-estrogen properties which can be benifical for fat loss, hormone balance, and digestive issues.
Now, I'm not saying you have to go on a new diet. Simply try eating a raw carrot every day. It's not so bad. I like the fresh organic carrots if you can get them, they taste amazing. But the boring bland watery carrots will work, like the baby carrots in the packages that are washed and smoothed down, they still have the needed fiber too!
What is the best diet that will give you all the nutrients and macros you need to achieve your goals?
The one that you will do!
The single most important part of being successful with any diet is compliance. Those who fail, simply stopped complying with the program. They quit. It may be for a number of legitimate or not so legitmate reasons, but the failure is the same either way.
Consistently executing your plan is the only way to succeed. It's 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
That's why the program needs to be simple and sustainable. It needs to become part of your lifestyle without detracting from work, family, and fun.
And that's what I help people with in the 1st Phorm App. Today is day 1 of the spring sprint challenge. It's not too late to get in if you want, and you can bring a friend. Simply message me for details, and go look at the last few blog posts where I've written all about it for the last week or so.
Message me if you have questions.
Got Carrots? 🥕🥕🥕