Marconutrients:At each meal/snack if you consume a good balance of proteins, fats, and carbs, you will experience sustained energy. Some call this the metabolic test.Micronutrients:Getting the correct balance of vitamins and minerals into the body at the cellular level is much harder to do. If there is one thing I learned from my degree in nutrition it was the complexity of interactions of vitamins and minerals and the mirad of outcomes from such. What do you do?
Even though I have exercised pretty much all my life, I haven't always eaten right. When I was younger, nutrition was something of a mystery to me. All I knew was what I had heard…fat was the devil! So, I avoided fat at all costs. I loaded up on pretzels and every packaged fat free product advertised in the grocery store. It didn’t matter what I ate as long as it didn’t have fat. But what I didn’t know was that I was actually loading up on carbs, calories and sugar that eventually turned to fat. What?
Detox is a word that brings mixed feeling to most people. Some people say there is no need for detoxing because our bodies naturally do it. Some people say there is a need for detoxing as a way to get rid of the junk built up in our bodies. Well, I am sort of in between the two. In today’s blog, I am going to talk about two benefits of and one deterrent of a detox.
Balanced eating is critical to achieving fitness goals. Food is what fuels your body to reach your goals and without proper nutrition through quality foods, you’re likely to stall. As a result, if possible, eat organic foods and, above all else, maintain a balanced diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, complete proteins, and fats including such things as fish oils and flaxseeds.
At the end of a long day, pretty much everyone enjoys kicking back and unwinding with a drink or two. Generally speaking, light to moderate drinking isn’t going to have too much of an impact on your overall health, so for many people it’s not a big deal. But for anyone with serious weight loss or muscle gaining goals, those few drinks can be disastrous to their progress. Packing on the Pounds