🍰 Weight Loss Tips and Strategies for Diet and Nutrition Alexandria VA

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Sand & Steel’s latest nutrition tips and strategies.  This blog post is dynamically updated as we discuss new nutrition tips and strategies based on the nutrition consultations our clients have at Sand & Steel (so bookmark it with CTRL D).  We cover topics like how much soy is too much?  Is artificial sugar really that bad?  Does the kind of tea I drink affect weight loss?  How to balance macros for improving body composition, etc.  With over 8 years of nutrition and weight loss in Alexandria VA, you’ll this is a very long post.

A word of caution:
The following nutrition tips are designed to improve body composition and reduce inflammation.  They are generally organized in the order in which someone should implement them, but everyone has different nutrition needs, so be sure to consult a nutrition coach before engaging in a new diet regime.  Complications like food allergies, special diets, and special food-related illnesses, need to be handled on a case by case basis.  In addition, figuring out which changes to implement (and how much to consume), also needs to be considered on an individual basis.

Hiring a certified nutrition coach or dietitian will help you implement this list much more effectively because he or she can ensure your interpretation is correct and handle individual exceptions.  Much like there is no perfect workout for all people, there is no perfect diet.  How you implement this diet and exceptions you make will have individual consequences which need to be measured and interpreted.

The devil is in the details
For example, if you are already drinking green tea that’s great… you already have a jump start on week 2.  But did you consider what kind of green tea you should be drinking?  How long should the brew time be?  How fresh do the leaves need to be?  If that’s not tough enough, the rubber really meets the road, when you realize that different people have different answers to questions like these.  Answers that often depend on a variety of factors.


Every metabolism works differently, so don’t give up if you don’t succeed right away.  There is a formula that will work for you.

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The Get Healthy Stay Healthy Guide

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A Curated List of Effective Workouts, Weight Loss Tips, and Lifehacks to help you Get Healthy and Stay Healthy.  The Get Healthy Stay Healthy Guide covers every personal training, yoga, nutrition, lifestyle, and health topic for all people.  It contains every secret, life-hack, and shortcut.  After two hours of Googling, you finally found it.  The Roadmap, Landmark Guide to Get Healthy Stay Healthy.

The Definitive Guide to Calorie Quality vs Calorie Quantity

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Tip #5: How to Analyze Calorie Quality

Losing weight is about eating the good calories, not limiting how many you eat.

A breaking new article from the New York Times (linked below) summarizes research that losing weight is more about eating good calories than limiting total calories.  While it’s great that the New York Times is finally realizing this, the article doesn’t really explain how to analyze what is a good calorie and what’s not.  Here’s how you make that determination…

Low Carb? Good Carbs vs Bad Carbs Explained

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Paul explains how to analyze whether a carb is good, careful, or evil with 7 simple rules. Some carbs are good, some are bad, some are just plain evil when it comes to weight loss.  America’s food companies take advantage of people’s lack of knowledge with products like: diet soda, bean pasta, and “low carb” bread.  Are these reengineered carbs goods for weight loss? 

Multivitamins and Weight Loss

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Tip #1: Multivitamins For Weight Loss

Multivitamins Help Improve Weight Loss

Your metabolism will slow down if you are missing essential vitamins or minerals from your diet. In addition, Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies can increase inflammation levels, and decrease the body’s ability to repair tissue. Taking a multi-vitamin is easy, and it adds some insurance against missing an essential vitamin or mineral. Please keep in mind that taking a multivitamin is no substitute for getting your nutrition from whole food sources. Absorption from multivitamins can vary significantly.

Paul generally recommends the following 3 multivitamins for clients interested in weight loss or hypertrophy…

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