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“It becomes a lifestyle,” quipped Carr-Mullings. “If I now eat certain items no longer a part of my lifestyle, for example oily foods, I may feel sick.” Today, the 37-year-old manages to balance her workout schedule with her busy work schedule at one of Jamaica’s leading telecommunications companies. “For the hours outside of work, I let that be my extra-curricular activity instead of going out,” she shared. “Due to my work schedule, I shifted from evening to morning workout sessions, which for me, mornings are better. “My body is at a much better place for workout, the gym is quieter and I am ready to take on the day,” Carr-Mullings continued, adding that there is one school of thought that you burn more calories that are stored overnight, in the mornings. With a personal quest to reach a higher level of fitness discipline, Carr-Mullings is currently training for a Body Building competition hosted by the Jamaica Amateur Body Building and Fitness Association (JABBFA). “Based on my journey and getting to this point, I want to go to a higher level of discipline and see the best results that I can bring my body to,” stated Carr-Mullings.
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It appears that an increase in servings does not increase weight, which is a good thing for getting more vitamins and fiber in ones diet, Kaiser said. While Kaiser recognizes the importance of eating fruits and vegetables for their many other health benefits, expectations for weight loss should be kept in check. In the overall context of a healthy diet, energy reduction is the way to help lose weight, so to reduce weight you have to reduce caloric intake, Kaiser said. People make the assumption that higher-fiber foods like fruits and vegetables will displace the less healthy foods, and thats a mechanism to lose weight; but our findings from the best available evidence show that effect doesnt seem to be present among people simply instructed to increase fruit and vegetable intake. In public health, we want to send positive and encouraging messages and telling people to eat more fruits and vegetables seems far more positive and encouraging than just saying eat less. Unfortunately, it seems that if we just get people to eat more fruits and vegetables without also taking explicit steps to reduce total food intake, lower weights are not achieved, said senior author, David B. Allison, Ph.D., associate dean for science in the UAB School of Public Health. Because this recommendation is so widely shared, Kaiser believes these results should bring change to public health messaging.
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