Remember the 70/30 rule. Results are 70% diet and 30% working out.
What you put into your body is so important to help you achieve your fitness goals. Let me help guide you with a diet program that fits you!
- Protein and water are the ultimate sources of fuel for your muscles.
- Lean meats like chicken and fish provie 4 calories per gram of protein.
- Limit or avoid red meat to help keep your cholesterol and blood pressure low, keeps your heart healthy and
- It takes 22 ounces of water to metabolie only 1 ounce of fat.
- Drink AT LEAST 64 to 80 ounces (8 to 10 full glasses) of water per day.
- If you wait unil you are thirsty to drink water, you are VERY dehydrated.
- Without proper hydration, you will not burn fat for energy. Instead, your body will breakdown muscle and become fatigued and turn it into fat.
- Without water during exercise, your body tires more easily and it will effect your performance.
- Though there are many different types of sports beverages out there, water is the ultimate sports drink.
- It is almost impossible to receive our daily needs through food alone.
- Taking vitamins and minerals help the body function on a higher and healthier level.
- Vitamin B1 helps the body convert carbs into energy, helping the heart and brain cells function properly.
- Vitamin C helps keep teeth and gums healthy, aids iron absorption and helps wounds heal. It also acts as an antioxidant.
- Iron helps carry the red blood cells through the body. If you are low in iron, you will have shortness of breath and fatigue more easily.
Fats are absolutely necessary for your body to function properly. Fats provide 9 calories of energy per gram, which is more than twice as much as carbs and protein.- Approximately 15-30% of your meal plan should be comprised of unsaturated fat from healthy sources. Proteins stay in your stomach for 2-3 hours, while fats last for 4-5 hours
- THE best kind of carb to feed your body.
- Pasta (preferably whole wheat)
- Whole grains
- Potatoes (not the french-fried version)
- Nuts & seeds
Simple Carbs (i.e. BAD)
- White bread
- Packaged cereals