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FEAR not. The active Defence
member does not need
to worry about occasion-
ally overeating or eating the
wrong types of food.
This is because of our commitment
to exercise -- and therein lies the key
to weight control.
It is a balancing act. What you
need to remember is the energy con-
sumed through eating must be equal
to the energy used in activity.
When contestants on weight-loss
programs realise that, impressive
The secret is to be aware of nutri-
tional content along with the speed at
which foods turn into energy to gauge
your training efforts.
Allow high amounts of nutritional
foods with slow-released energy types
to parallel periods of activity.
Food's nutritional content and
digestion speeds govern the actual
total of usable ingested energy.
Confusion often influences peo-
ple's consumption of carbohydrates
and proteins -- but if they learn how
the body is fuelled, it will help them
If you keep up the proper exercise and follow
the science, you do not have to be intimidated
by food, says CPL Dean Cook.
Carbohydrates are fuels and pro-
teins are not, unless the body is under
stress or famine. Carbohydrates will
always be the body's principal source
Proteins and associated saturated
fats are not preferred uses for energy
unless carbohydrate intake is influ-
Protein may be broken into energy
during lowered levels of nutritional
undernourishment and carbohydrate
Fats can be processed with the
help of carbohydrates during the
body's most enduring energy-pro-
ducing system, the aerobic energy
The aerobic energy system needs
carbohydrates to burn stored or con-
Therefore carbohydrates are like
air is to a flame; without air, the fire
will die and stored energy won't be
I am often surprised to see that
many members calorie-count their
portion-controlled foods. They allow
themselves to be intimidated.
They'd be better advised to reflect
An elevated oper-
ational focus within
all facets of the ADF
requires you to main-
tain a higher physical
fitness standard, so
exercise should be
part of your way of
life.The type and
quantity of food
eaten should not
be a worry for the
member. The erro-
neous and unneces-
sary cycle of fearing
foods, with concern
may even hinder
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right to find out
drates are best for
on their enlistment agreement and bal-
ance rather than portion and calorie
THE WAY AHEAD: Reflect on your enlistment
agreement and balance rather than portion and
Photo: LAC Aaron Curran
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