Hey guys! This is Farida Abou El Dahab (@farida_aboueldahab) and today I’ll be taking over AFPA’s Instagram stories. I completed my holistic nutrition course in April and I’m here to tell you all about my experience. The course has been a great eye opener and studying holistic nutrition while being pregnant really helped me make better choices and find a balanced lifestyle. I’m really excited to share my story with you. If you have any questions feel free to comment below or send me a message. Have a love day xx
August is Black-Owned Business Month. To celebrate, we will be highlighting various Black-owned businesses in the health, nutrition, and fitness space on the AFPA blog. But first, we want your nominations! Nominate your favorite Black-Owned business by filling out the form (#linkinbio) for a chance to be featured on the blog. And YES we encourage you to nominate your OWN business as well! This is open to both AFPA grads and businesses not affiliated with AFPA. Deadline to fill this out is August 7th, so please fill it out as soon as you can and be sure to look out for our post the week of August 18th! #linkinbio for the nomination form👉
It's Farmers Market Week! Will you be supporting your local farmer? Reasons to love farmers markets: 🌱Fresh produce is packed with more nutrients and flavor 🌱Eating in season is better for your health and the planet 🌱It supports the local economy 🌱It helps build community Tip time! This is a good time to remind your clients to eat seasonally if it is available to them. Take it one step further and create a "farmers market" checklist that is catered to their specific eating plan. This haul by @bohobeachbungalow 😍
APFA grads! In three words, tell us how it feels to graduate and hold your certificate! 👇👇👇 Congrats to @thatfirevegan for becoming #AFPAcertified!
❓POP QUIZ! ❓Who can guess the three main hormones responsible for hunger and "fullness"? Answer and explanation below! . . . At a base level, our bodies send us hunger signals to get the energy and nutrients it needs. Let's take a look at the various hormones that work together to signal hunger and fullness. ☝️First up-- we have the hunger hormone: ghrelin. Ghrelin released when your body is low on "fuel", and low blood glucose is detected, sending signals to your brain that you're hungry. 👉Next comes the hormone leptin. While you eat, your stomach begins to fill up, and the expansion of your stomach and the increase of blood glucose which releases leptin, signaling that you are full. 👉Simultaneously, your pancreas releases insulin into the bloodstream. Insulin is the hormone that ensures that the cells have access to all of the energy from the food they require. (remember: blood glucose or blood sugar is the main source of energy for our cells). This is why your blood sugar will increase shortly after eating a meal, and it will slowly decrease as your cells either use the energy or the energy is stored for later use. Save and share this for reference and to learn more about The Science of Appetite for Health and Wellness Professionals, head to our link in bio for the full post!
"A little late on this! I am #AFPACERTIFIED! The AFPA Yoga Fitness Instructor program was just perfect for me! Being a Certified Personal Trainer and CETI Cancer Exercise Specialist, I wanted to deepen my knowledge of yoga practice in order to incorporate it's benefits into a well rounded exercise program and this program provided the necessary tools to do just that! Being an avid yoga student, I am very aware of the positive benefits that yoga practice has on my other personal physical performances such as running. Also, its impact on my mental and emotional health and wellness is not to go unnoticed or unsaid. I am excited to use this certification to grow as an exercise professional and continue to spread the benefits of yoga practice to those living with cancer. Thank you @AFPA, you’re the best!" #AFPAcertified grad @fightthefatiguefitness