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I just read that shares in the company, Weight Watchers, soared yesterday. No mention of the fact that Jennifer Hudson was on Oprah recently WITH her WW counselor. The “Opie” effect is HUGE. (NO pun intended) Jennifer Hudson is a shadow of her former self! Amazing. Sometimes people think I might not be on board with WW. Just for the record, I think it is the healthiest (physically and mentally) plan when it comes to losing weight safely. It is one of the only weight loss plans that allows you to choose from all the food groups and never have to say no to any one food. I give Weight Watchers a big thumbs up! As for Jennifer, YOU GO GIRL!
In answer to the question about what’s better, eating before a workout, or after? This is a highly debated question and it depends on what time of the day and what your goals are. As a rule, I always recommend eating something about an hour before working out. As for eating after, depends on what the workout consists of, how long it took, etc. Too many factors to have a black and white answer. As I believe in grazing, (eating every 3 or 4 hours) for me, I am eating before and after workouts throughout the day. After we get our heart-rates up, our metabolism remains high for a while. This means we can burn more calories so eating shortly after a workout has it’s benefits, too. Some people who workout first thing in the morning, find they do better on an empty stomach and like to think of burning yesterday’s left over calories. Personally, I believe in eating a good breakfast before working out, but that means I get up extra early to have time to digest for an hour before my first session. So…I guess the simple answer is, you have to do what works best in YOUR life and YOUR fitness routine.
Repeatedly I get asked about where I get my vitamin B from. There are several B vitamins and for veganish people, we have to watch out for B-12 deficiencies. Without eating animal products, its hard to have enough B-12. I don’t take a supplement and I don’t eat cereal which is often fortified with it. I don’t drink enough soy or almond milk, also fortified with it. What I do use is A LOT of NUTRITIONAL YEAST. It can be bought in canisters (like you would find protein powder) and is yellow and flaky and most resembles cheese in flavor. Derek turned me on to it and we sprinkle it on soup, veggies, salads, even popcorn. As a warning not ALL brands of nutritional yeast have B-12, so make sure to look for it specifically on the label. I buy mine in Whole Foods and it lasts for what seems like…ever! You can also take a B-12 supplement, but where does the B come from? Animals. So it sort of defeats my purpose.
Speaking of animals, eating and working out. They are all calling me. Have a Fantastic Friday. Much love.