We have always been told that eating breakfast is important. In fact, we’ve been told that it is the most important meal for the day. And while there will always be a debate about whether fasting in the morning is good for weight management, there is scant evidence that not eating breakfast is beneficial for athletes.Here are just some of the reasons that athletes shouldn’t skip breakfast.
March is nutrition month so I want to cover some nutrition information today. When you eat food, it reacts upon your body in various ways. One of the ways in which it impacts your body is in regards to what it leaves behind inside your body. Some foods leave acid, such as, sulfuric acid, carbonic acid, phosphoric acid, while other foods leave minerals. So foods can be categorized as acid-forming or alkalizing.
There are countless nutrition programs available, each with their own fool proof rules to fix your broken diet. One favorite, brightline eating offers its participants a few thoughtful and well proven nutrition rules with a strong scientific justification such as "no added sweeteners." Brightlines borrows from psychology and are rules that create a dichotomy of black or white. There is no gray area here.
The influence that our nutrition and diet play on athletic performance aren’t always as apparent as they should be, but it’s there, either pushing you along with more energy, faster recovery, and a stronger immune system, or it’s dragging you down, leaving you feeling haggard, tired, and sluggish.In our battle to conquer our nutrition the easy way out is supplements. With pre-workouts, post-workouts, intra-workouts, and every sort of pill and powder imaginable designed to help cure all of our nutritional woes we hit them hard.
When attempting to get into shape and lose weight, one thing you must remember, is that dieting does not work. You must make a decision to change your lifestyle. Don't starve your body of precious nutrients. Eat good proper meals, drink lots of water and eat fresh fruits and veggies.
Hi friends who like a challenge,Spring is in the air, I think. I actually am really confused lately when it comes to the weather. Is it going to be sunny or gray and does that even mean cold, cool or warm? I thought I would write a quick post to give you some background on me and the current 28-Day program. Read as much as you have time for. I am a full-time personal trainer/wellness coach of 15 years. I’m thankful to have the best job in the world.
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is weight loss. And although there are a myriad of diets out there, one of the most common misconceptions is that you have to banish carbs to get the body of your dreams. This simply is not true. Carbohydrates, or carbs as they are commonly referred to, are very much a necessary macronutrient that our body and brain need in order to function properly. As a matter of fact, go too low in your carbs, and your lean muscle will suffer.
March is here. Today I continue to be focused on the nutritional needs of our body. Our food intake is not only about energy balance. Recently a new field of study has emerged called “nutritional psychiatry”. In an observational review of the data, Jacka (2017) notes that mood is not only effected by what we do eat especially during our emotional binges which are those times when we consume to excess (for both sad and happy occasions). Our mood is also found to be effected by what you do NOT eat. Once again, we are looking for a balance