20 tips for healthy diet and nutrition programs
Nutrition and healthy food is important to anyone who plans for a fit body and a healthy life. Although most interested in weight loss, weight gain or staying fit in general, focus on only the workout, it is also important to watch out for what you eat. Burning calories is all very well, but controlling the intake of calories and other unhealthy products is also essential to stay fit and healthy. So here are 20 tips for a healthy diet and nutrition program.
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Let me guess...you gained some weight this holiday season? If so, then there are some tips you should be aware of before you embark on your journey. I say journey because it will likely take more time than you will feel motivated. Typically, we get fired up for about 2-3 weeks and then the mood fades. Here are some common mistakes people make and how you can avoid them.
When was the last time you dug your teeth into an energy bar or whipped up a protein shake for yourself? If I was to take a guess, I would say not too long ago…Maybe yesterday, maybe last weekend or maybe just now depending on your lifestyle.There was a time when sports nutrition supplements were consumed by hard-core athletes and bodybuilders to improve performance, boost energy, and hasten recovery. Not any longer, though!
Post workout is an ideal time to eat a small meal with both protein and carbohydrates to help repair and build muscles and replenish your energy stores, respectively. It’s best to eat within 60 minutes of finishing a workout because that’s when your muscles are most receptive.
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.
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.