Dennis Wong started his journey to health and harmony over a decade ago. Today, the co-founder of one of the nation’s leading nutritional products companies answers questions about food and ways to keep your cravings in check.
Q: What’s the benefit of eating smaller, more frequent meals as opposed to three full meals a day?
Dennis Wong YOR Health: First, it helps eliminate the desire to eat on the go. If you always have food in your stomach, you’re less likely to snack without thought. Eating frequently also keeps the blood sugar regulated, which helps avoid insulin spikes that make you feel tired.
Q: Why do I find it so difficult to stick to a new diet?
Dennis Wong YOR Health: Making a positive change in your eating habits can be a struggle if the decision is done in haste. A healthy diet isn’t one that requires a drastic alteration of your food planning, at least not initially. If you drop everything you love at once, the cravings can be tough. A gradual transition is best. A great way to start is to replace your sweet snacks with fresh fruits, which give the body the sugar it needs to cope with the desire for candy.
Q: Is there a way to pack healthy nutrition into my day before I start a new meal plan?
Dennis Wong YOR Health: Absolutely! In fact, YOR SuperGreens is a delicious way to sneak in vitamins, even if you’re still munching on chips and cheeseburgers.
Q: How long does it take to see results when I start eating “clean?”
Dennis Wong YOR Health: You may or may not see immediate results. Your body needs a certain combination of nutrition, which is unique to you. Once you get active and determine what balance of fats, protein, and carbohydrates you need, you’ll see improvements.
Q: Is there a wrong way to consume calories?
Dennis Wong YOR Health: Anytime you are consuming “empty” calories – those which don’t actually fuel your body – you’re doing it “wrong.” One of the biggest temptations for people is calorie-infused drinks, such as soda. Replace these with water to rid yourself of at least one non-nutritional dietary habit.