Former Mr. Universe does not want to fight Michelle Obama over MyPlate
Former Mr. Universe Avtar Nordine Zouareg does not want to pick a fight with Michelle Obama, but the new MyPlate nutritional guide is helpful, but it does go far enough in dealing with the root cause of an individual's obesity, which is internal.
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“MyPlate makes good nutritional sense,” said the world-renowned 48-year-old fitness coach and wellness guide. “It does a much better job helping kids achieve optimum nutrition than the former Food Pyramid. But until doctors, nutritionists and weight loss professionals deal with the internal causes of obesity, emotions that affect behavior, they will never achieve long-term results.”
Avtar Nordine Zouareg, who goes by the singular name, Avtar, knows a thing or two about life and death. He practically died at birth; his 15-year-old mother rescued him from a hospital morgue and nursed him back to health. Born 3 months premature, he remained small and sickly and when he enrolled in a French school, his small stature netted almost daily beatings from school bullies who found him an easy target.
Determined to turn his life around, he used exercise and the powers of his mind to transform his small body into a muscle-bound athlete winning the titles Mr. France, Mr. Europe, Mr. World and Mr. Universe. He was the second youngest Mr. Universe.
Avtar has performed his signature “Mind Over Body” wellness program with thousands of clients, including an A-List of celebrities like Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, Barbra Streissand, Whitney Houston, Neil Patrick Harris, Sugar Ray Leonard and Senator John Kerry. The Algerian-born author and motivational speaker believes most nutritional professionals, dieticians, doctors and coaches just don’t have all the facts when it comes to solving obesity problems long-term.
Avtar’s version of nutritional advice is even easier for kids to follow than MyPlate. He advises kids “to eat 5 colors every day.”
Avtar Nordine Zouareg is one of a handful of fitness coaches and wellness guides who uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (meditation, affirmations and visualizations)
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Former Mr. Universe Avtar Nordine Zouareg is a world renowned fitness coach and wellness guide whose signature Mind Over Body program has helped thousands of people lose weight, overcome addictions and attain goals previously thought impossible.