It’s 2017 and you’ve made your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy. At Henry Mayo Fitness and Health our Registered Dietician can teach you how to create and maintain healthy habits through proper nutrition.
Henry Mayo Fitness and Health offers free onsite classes that touch on an array of topics. On January 11 and 18, Debra D’Angelo, RD, will be teaching classes on healthy eating and how to avoid fad diets.
D’Angelo will cover topics including how to read food labels; how to avoid nutrition mistakes; how to eat healthy for a lifetime; the pitfalls of fad dieting; food portioning; and more.
“I like to focus on healthy lifestyle changes that clients can make and keep for a lifetime, not just for a specific period of time,” D’Angelo said. “Reading food labels correctly is very important. New food labels recently approved by the FDA are more user-friendly and will make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices.”
D’Angelo will answer questions such as:
What is added sugar? What is the difference between carbohydrates and sugar?
Assumptions about beef vs. poultry: Turkey bacon or pork?
Fast food choices: Grilled chicken or a beef burger; which is better?
Is low-fat peanut butter better?
Why using big-crystal or kosher salt is better than traditional table salt
“Healthy eating and sustaining weight is about balancing proteins, carbohydrates and fats,” she said. “Fad diets don’t work because they are not sustainable and most of them are not based on any evidence. To keep the weight off, it’s better to go slowly, cut back and eat balanced meals. It’s important that you find something that you can stick to.”
As a guideline for most people, D’Angelo recommends daily meals be comprised of 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent proteins and 30 percent fats. Daily calorie intake should be no less than 1,200 calories. She also recommends healthy snacking throughout the day to avoid hunger and binge eating.
“By eating every four hours people have a better chance of controlling their appetite and not overeating,” she said. “Coupled with exercise, healthy eating will help you succeed in 2017.”
Register now for “Eating Healthy and Avoiding Fad Diets”
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 6 –7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 9- 10:30 a.m.
Community Education Center at Henry Mayo Fitness and Health
24525 Town Center Drive, Valencia, CA 91355
Call 661.200.2300 or visit www.henrymayo.com.