Weight Wellness: Nutritional Basics
What makes sense
Our food was created by our founder Lizanne Falsetto as portable nutrition; food that is delicious, nutritious, satisfying and can travel with you wherever you go and whenever you need it. Coming from a big Italian family and time spent in the kitchen, Lizanne has always been a foodie. As an athlete and as an international model, she has became very knowledgeable in the science of nutrition through two avenues; listening to her own body and reading or talking with experts.
Over the years she has developed a great understanding of combinations that impact us all; food and energy, nutrition and health, nutritional grouping and weight, longevity and lifestyle, family and meals, emotion and eating.
An even and healthy approach
Our mission at thinkThin is to be an ingredient of a day lived well. Our intention is to stack those days together and provide a vibrant life that is full, varied and satisfying.
We believe in weight wellness – this is the optimal and sustained weight range where we can be healthy, active and feel emotionally comfortable that we are feeding our minds, bodies and our joy.
The role of good nutrition
Taking charge of what we are eating is essential, but understanding the nutritional makeup of our food is key. Get involved in your own life, buy fresh ingredients where possible and always read labels on all food that is packaged.
Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood. Our bodies use protein to build and repair tissue.
thinkThin® high protein bars contain 20g of protein
No sugar, Low Sugar
High blood sugar or insulin levels are directly linked to many of the diseases and health risks that are endemic today; obesity, diabetes, hypertension, undesirable cholesterol, triglyceride and other factors that put heart health at risk. Sugar has also been linked to some forms of cancer and to Alzheimer.
Dr. David Ludwig from Boston Children’s hospital recently provided some frightening statistics, “Americans wolf down 142 pounds (of sugar) a year, or roughly 2 ½ pounds a week. “That is up 23 percent in the last 25 years.”
Sticking to food intake that is naturally low or has controlled levels of sugar helps minimize the associated spikes and crashes that may occur with increased sugar intake.
Good fats are essential for human health and provide building blocks for important hormones and structure of the body. Omega 3’s provide anti-inflammatory building blocks and can be found in flaxseed and nuts.
An active lifestyle
There is so much to do in life, so get out and take us with you! There is abundant research to support exercise and activity as an important ingredient of a healthy lifestyle. However we would like to add “to each his own”. And to encourage everyone to be active in mind, body and emotion on your own terms. If you are not a jock, gym rat or sports buff, get dancing in the kitchen, take the stairs at work, walk when you can and when the children say “come and join us”, see if you can drop what you are doing and simply do just that.
Links and Articles
Sharing with you some links that we have found useful and informative. (to come)