Eating less processed foods is going to give you more energy and help you maintain a healthy weight. The more nutrient dense foods you consume the less high-calorie, low nutrion foods you will eat. Go ahead and eat some pizza...can you make the pizza at home using high quality whole foods rather than purchasing a frozen or fast food pizza? Focus on the quality of the ingredients and putting high-nutrition foods i
Breakfast. The most important meal of the day. So why do we typically skip breakfast? The answer for most of us is probably a lack of time. In fact, most Americans rarely stop their busy lives to eat throughout the day. By the time you get home you are starving. You consume one large meal then sit in front of the TV drained of energy from your hectic day. Sound familiar?
It goes without saying that the best way to eat is to have 'meats, vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar.' Trust me, I've experimented with every fad diet there is, as well as the recommendations from the FDA, and ultimately my results went up exponentially when I subscribed to the above. However, there's an emphasis today on what quantity of each macronutrient one should ingest on a daily basis.
Trying to change all your bad habbits at once is never going to work! That's a big reason that diets don't work well (but that's a blog for another time.). If you try and cut out all the pop, the sugar, the salt, the carbs and the alcohol all at the same time, there is NO way you succeed, and if you do, you are probably not staying sane very well. So my advice is always pick ONE bad habbit at a time, start with a managable one right out of the gate. Make your first change one that you know you can do.
Tip of the Day ~ Heard the Hawaii News Lately...
Hope you've been watching the Hawaii News the last couple of weeks, there's been several cases of Liver and Kidney failure due to taking certain DIET supplements.
So far they've reported that at least 7 people and the numbers are raising that have been hospitalized with major life threatening medical issues for taking over the counter diet supplements to loose weight. Really people, loosing weight or LIFE...
Being that this is my first ever blog post on the topic of fitness, I figured this topic would be a great place to start. This is particularly applicable for those of you who have hit pleteaus when training. What are plateaus, you ask?