Nutrition Tips

  • Eat breakfast - Starts the metabolism which will allow you to burn more calories, and have increased energy.
  • Eat frequently - Keeps the metabolism going, prevents hunger and over-eating, keeps energy levels high and keeps blood sugar levels constant.
  • Eat a combination of fat, protein and carbohydrate each time you eat - You will feel more satisfied, stabilize blood sugar, increase energy and get a variety of vitamins and minerals.
  • Drink water - Water will help you feel satisfied, rid the body of toxins, and help deliver nutrients throughout the body.   Eight 8oz glasses is a good place to start.
  • Eat slowly - By eating slowly your body will have time to process your food and be able to signal your brain when you’re satisfied.
  • Avoid processed sugar - These are empty calories that lead to low energy and increased body fat.  Instead try using “raw” sugar or honey.
  • Avoid sugar substitutes - Your body can not tell the difference between real and fake sugar.  Foods that contain sugar substitutes (diet soda, etc.) have been linked to increased body fat, metabolic problems and a variety of diseases.
  • Eat organic whenever possible - Organic foods tend to supply more vitamins and minerals and have less “man made” properties than processed foods.
  • Always eat following a workout - Within 1 hour of a workout  is the prime time to start the bodies healing process and to replace lost nutrients.  A combination of protein and simple sugar (fruit) has been proven to be optimal for a post workout meal.
  • Plan ahead - You must plan for the upcoming day or week.  

Best Foods by Macro Nutrient

Protein

Protein stabilizes blood sugar, satisfies hunger and helps you to stay fuller longer.  The best protein sources are:

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Lean Beef
  • Beans
  • Low Fat Dairy Products
  • Eggs
  • Nuts
  • Fish

Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate’s give you energy.  For quick energy choose simple carbohydrates (pre workout).  For sustained energy choose complex carbohydrates.  The best sources of carbohydrate are:

  • Fruits (Simple)
  • Whole Grains (Complex)
  • Vegetables (Complex)

Fat

Eating the right kind of fat is an essential part of a healthy diet.  “Good fats” are a concentrated source of energy, improve metabolism and like protein, help you to stay fuller longer.  The best fat sources are:

  • Avocado
  • Almonds
  • Nuts
  • Fish Oil
  • Olive Oil

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