Evidence shows that healthy eating patterns, as outlined in the 2015-2020 US Dietary Guidelines and Key Recommendations, are associated with positive health outcomes.
The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines translates science into succinct, food-based guidance.
In simple words.
- If you eat too much you will die before you should
- If you eat the wrong foods you won’t be as healthy as you should.
Three-quarters of the population is overweight. About half (117 million) of all American adults have one or more preventable, diet-related chronic diseases.
A healthy eating pattern that includes nutrient dense vegetables, fruits, fat free dairy and protein in appropriate proportions is recommended.
Males should consume between 1800-2200 calories (7500-9200 kl) and Females between 1600-2000 calories (6700-8350) per day. However, energy needs vary with age, sex, height, weight and most importantly, objectives.
If you are overweight and you limit your energy intake in order to lose weight, it is hard to get a balanced diet. In these circumstances, supplements can make up for the shortfall in nutrients,
If you fast for around 16+ hours per day, your body exhausts the available energy from glucose in the blood and goes into ketosis, a process whereby energy is derived from stored fats.
The body responds to ketosis through a process known as Autophagy. Essentially, autophagy is the creation of a ‘garbage bag’ (autophagosome) that collects cellular components and then takes them to the cell’s ‘recycling center’ (lysosome) to be broken down into their parts which can then be recycled into new components. These new components rejuvenate the body.