Integrative Health Blog

Cut the Carbs and Lose the Weight

Posted by Anita Capizzi RN, CHC on Tue, Dec 30, 2014

Anita Capizzi RN, CHC

Have you been enjoying the hustle and bustle, the parties and leisure time spent eating and low_carb_diet_DCdrinking with family and friends this holiday season?

Are you ready to start the new year with healthy habits as your main focus?

Many people tell me that the extra weight they carry around is their main concern - they want to look better and feel better.

As a nurse and a health coach I understand that what’s at stake isn’t just how our reflection looks in the mirror, it’s how our future health will be 5 or 10 years down the line. The connection between the foods we eat and the health we get to enjoy is very real.

Every time that we eat or drink something it affects our internal biology for better or for worse. During the holidays we get our fill of sweets, Xmas cookies, cakes, breads, chocolates, alcohol, cheese, crackers, candies, you name it!

We can all guess that none of the above named foods is affecting our internal biology for the better!

The quicker we can refocus our attention towards healthy habits, the faster the pounds will melt away!

Good health always starts with good nutrition.

A low carbohydrate, moderate protein, high healthy fat lifestyle is my approach. Carbohydrates come in many forms from processed foods like chips and cookies to real foods like salads, fruits and vegetables. Understanding the effect that carbs have in the body is crucial to navigating the way towards better health. In a nutshell, excess carbs create inflammation in the body and that paves the way for chronic diseases to develop, like Type II diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.

I’ve written in previous blogs about the effects of excess carbohydrates and insulin response in the body - http://info.nihadc.com/integrative-health-blog/bid/73043/Diabetes-Awareness-The-Truth-About-Carbohydrates

The more research I do and the more clients I see have success, the more I am convinced that adopting a low carb lifestyle is the way to decrease inflammation in the body, melt the pounds away and enjoy a greater degree of health and wellness.

Learn more in my upcoming webinar:


"Cut the Carbs and Lose the Weight"

Wed., Jan. 7, 2015 at  8 p.m.

Register Now

 

 

anita_capizzi_DCAnita Capizzi, RN, CHC, is a RN, graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Certified Health Coach at National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA. Her philosphy is to meet people where they are and upgrade their level of holistic nutrition and wellness, one step at a time. Anita Capizzi does individual nutrition counseling and conducts a 3 month group program for those with metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes/diabetes or blood sugar issues, Type II diabetes or for diabetes prevention, called Take Control of Your Blood Sugar.

Topics: carbohydrates, weight loss, pre-diabetes, blood sugar