I just finished reading TIME’s recent health blog in which they asked 10 fitness/nutrition experts from various backgrounds to talk about their plans for healthy eating and living (to read more click here). I found a lot of food for thought, but basically I related to their idea of simple living, functional fitness, and not-too-complicated eating. I drew from some of the highlights of the article and commented on why I liked what they had to say…
Who: Will Gadd, pro-outdoor sports guru
Who: Neda Talebian Funk, FITiST Co-Founder and CEO
Who: Dr. Sonu S. Ahluwalia, Clinical Chief, Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center
(Not Pictured) Who: Michael Olajide, Jr., Co-Founder of AEROSPACE High Performance Center.
What I liked about what he said: I recently read an article about minimalist eating. I was intrigued, but haven’t really thought about it since. What Michael says reminds me of the article and brings me back to the idea that as a society, we over-consume, whether it is our portion sizes or just our belief about how much food we actually need to eat. I realize that we need to be careful about proposing this idea, especially among young girls who are so influenced by the media and the skinny models. What Michael is suggesting (and what the article was promoting) is something different. We have added so many artificial things to our food and we tend to over eat sugar and refined flours…cutting back on those things and eating more whole foods is a place to start.
(Not Pictured) Who: Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General
Who: David Kirchhoff, CEO of Weight Watchers International
Who: Tamal Dodge, owner and founder of the Tamal Yoga School
What I liked about what he said: Anyone else seeing a pattern here? Commitments are more successful when they are reasonable. Slight upgrades and small changes are what can often bring about the most effective real long-term changes in nutrition and lifestyle. It doesn’t need to be complicated!