I asked a question on Facebook the other night: What is the most important factor in getting real results from exercise? I received these responses: MotivationLoving yourself enough to take care of your core‘Doing it’ (I call this Showing Up)
How many times a day, week, month do you have clients/strangers come up to you and ask you about your nutrition? I am always surprised when I start to break down how many people I talk to about nutrition and find out those numbers range from 30-100+ a month. What advice are you giving them? Are you suggesting the Whole 30 diet? Paleo? Eating Organic? Or just marketing certain grains and vegetables that you have found work for you? Anyway you are answering this question you are helping someone else make money.
A few days ago I posted a photo on my Facebook page of my lunch. I had been trying to keep my fridg stocked with pre made healthy choices, and given that I had seen a lot of photos of oreos and such recently, I wanted to share a thought of some ways one could eat quickly AND healthfully. That day I was having kale with garlic and lemon, spiced chickpeas with ginger, and brown rice with turmeric and cilantro.
The key to being the best that you can be is preplanning. Don’t just go through life by the seat of your pants. Strategize.
Book your exercise sessions like they are mandatory meetings. You will be mentally prepared to workout at your scheduled times.
Plan your routine based on the amount of time you have available. If you only have 20 minutes, maybe work on speed training. If you have more time, maybe focus on slow and steady distance. When strength training, give muscle groups 72 hours to recover.
Make a grocery list before you go food shopping. Stick to the list.
Drink plenty of water every day.Take a multivitamin & fish oil supplement every day.Eat when you are hungry, stop when you are full.Focus on lean meats & veggies, nuts & seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar.Fad diets do not work. They may at first, but in the end, you'll gain the weight back and more. No diet will do what eating clean and healthy does.See last tip.
Todays recipe is from a gourmet nutrition book by Dr. John M. Berardi, Michael Williams and Kristina Andrew. This smoothie is a perfect post-workout meal providing 70g protein, 80g carbohydrate, 9g monounsaturated fat, 3.7 polyunsaturated fat, 0.2g omega-3 fatty acids, 3g omega-6 fatty acids,16g fiber, and 37g sugar. This could also be used for a meal replacement so pull out your blender and mix up this nutrient dense smoothieIngredients:Raspberries frozen 1 cupSpinach 1 cupLow-fat plain yogurt 1 cuplow-fat milk 1/2 cupCashews 1/4 cup
Welp!… I must confess: I officially fell of the wagon. I like to think that it was more like a slight slip-up than a full-on fall though. After all, I'm known for falling and running into things on a regular basis, so let's just blame it on my clumsiness. ;)