Updated: May 5
A Real Food Approach to Weight Control & Wellness
Healthy sustainable weight loss can be achieved without starvation diets, pills, supplements, boxed foods, extreme exercise or calorie counting.
Way too many think weight loss is about cutting calories when in fact it’s about changing calories. While calories are a way of calculating dietary energy, the caloric number in itself tells you relatively nothing in terms of the quality of the calories. If you keep your calorie intake down by eating poorly (processed, refined or “diet” food) you aren’t feeding your body the necessary nutrients it needs. Restricting calories (starvation methods) is also not sustainable in the long term, which ultimately results in weight gain, typically with interest.
The MODA dietary statement is “Eat real foods in controlled portions at proper intervals.” In the early days, I encourage clients to focus on the quality and timing of food while working on portions as we go. At any given workshop, you will hear me utter these words on several occasions: J.E.R.F “Just Eat Real Food!” I’ve developed a meal plan that is the most sustainable way to lose and keep off weight. We use real food to flavor real food.
It’s been my experience in today’s world of food savvy marketing that many are unable to distinguish the difference between real food and edible food-like substances. At MODA, I cut though the confusion and make real food simple, fun and tasty.
BY Tony Vassallo
Founder of MODA for Men Weight Loss c/o MODA Nutrition Inc.
In 2010, Tony was 37 years old, morbidly obese, with a host of medical issues: Type II diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, gout, joint pain, constant indigestion and acid reflux. Simple tasks like putting on socks, climbing a flight of stairs, fitting into an airplane seat or restaurant booth and getting out of bed were big challenges for him.
He lost 130 pounds in 2010-11 and has kept it off ever since. When he changed his lifestyle, the many medical issues he suffered—all of them—vanished.
Tony Vassallo Weight Loss Transformation
Founder of MODA Nutrition & Weight Loss.
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