After successfully completing the Kinetic Sprint Triathlon earlier this year, I felt ready to compete in the International distance: 1500 meter swim, 40k bike,10k run. I chose this race to fine tune my strategy for my target race, the National Champion Ship in Milwaukee, WI, August 2014.
After yesterdays festivities, all the extra food, beer, wine and late night partying, you're going to feel a little bloated, drained and may be even hung over.
1) Make sure to drink lots of water and rehydrate yourself.
2) Choose light easy to digest foods today, since you probably over
did it yesterday.
3) To help with the bloating, drink some GINGER, MINT, or
CHAMOMILE TEA. Iced or hot, is up to you, but try to stay away
from sweeteners, it will only add to inflammation and bloat.
Eat, drink, and be merry. It’s that time of year again. So before we kick off this month and a half marathon of good times and overindulging, let me weigh in with 5 practical steps you can take between now and New Year’s Eve to minimize set backs and help you to maintain your fitness this holiday season.
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.
Good morning everyone I'm back with one of my favortie snacks and can't wait to hear some reviews on todays recipe. This recipe comes from the ufcfit nutrition manual and serves as the perfect snack in between meals. The snack will have you feeling full while providing a good source of protein, carbs and fiber. You can take this with you to work, pack it in your kids lunch, or make for some friends while at home. Hope you all enjoy this nutrient dense snack!Ingredients:1 whole apple, sliced2 tbsp. almond butter Directions:
Todays meal is another from the ufcfit nutrition manual. This recipe is easy to prepare and taste amazing. It will provide you with a healthy source of carbs, fiber, and protein. I prepare this meal atleast once a week because it's so simple to make. Ingredients: 2 slices whole wheat or gluten free bread 1 organic red apple, thinly sliced 2 tbsp. maple syrup or agave dash of cinnamon 1 tbsp.
The egg. The egg is way more than just a simple breakfast fix. It’s an anytime meal fix PACKED with vitamins and nutrients, particularly protein. Eggs go far beyond our typical breakfast food. According to some sources, eggs are placed as one of the top whole food protein choices. They are quite the item.
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