Get the Most Our of Personal Training with Practical Nutrition Ideas
You’re deadly serious about your workout plan. You love coming to Excellence In Fitness Personal Training Studios, and you’re psyched about your trainer. But when you leave, temptation is everywhere — whether it’s that extra glass of
wine at night or the deli bagel and cream cheese in the morning, staying on track with your nutrition plan is tough. If only you could master this facet of your lifestyle, you’d be unstoppable — and in the best shape of your life.
At EIF, our fitness professionals are totally committed to helping you achieve your total health and wellness goals. Check out our nutrition advice from our trainers, and start healthier habits, starting now.
Even if you hate cooking, eating clean doesn’t have to
be a challenge — even if you work long hours and rely on prepackaged meals or takeout. Try these ideas for making eating healthy easier:
1. Don't kid yourself - If you don’t love cooking, don’t buy healthy eating cookbooks that will keep you working in the kitchen for hours at a stretch. Instead, look for pre-cut fresh or microwavable frozen vegetables, lean meats you can pop in the oven with little or no prep, and nonfat Greek yogurt and fresh fruits that will fill you up and give you clean energy. Make cooking easy and you’ll be less likely to eat out.
2. Avoid restaurants and prepared foods. There’s no faster way to derail your diet plan than to let someone else do the cooking for you. When you buy prepared food or eat in a restaurant you really can’t know how much sugar, salt and other unhealthy ingredients you’re consuming.
3. If you have to eat out, ask for dressings, sauces and toppings on the side. Request steamed vegetables, and opt for grilled, broiled or baked over fried. Limit alcohol intake to one drink.
4. Stop buying junk. If it’s not in your house, you won’t eat it. Replace cereal, cookies, crackers and other boxed or bagged foods with fresh fruit and high-fiber snacks. Buy a dozen eggs, and hard-boil them for a fast, nutritious and filling snack.
5. Try to go a week without eating any added sugar or processed foods. The more sugar you eat, the more your body relies on it for a quick boost of energy. Unfortunately, that energy is short-lived and the stored calories convert to fat if you don’t burn it off. The good news is that the less sugar you eat, the less you’ll crave it — and that’s better for your waistline, your workout and your wallet.
6. Get colorful. Skip romaine and buy kale. Skip russet and buy sweet. The more deeply colored your produce, the more nutrients it has. Always eat the skin, unless it’s not edible (like banana peel).
7. Drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water every day. That’s the minimum — not the goal! Start your day with a 16-oz glass of water, and have another before every meal and snack. You’ll beat dehydration — a major cause of workout fatigue — and fill yourself up. You’ll also get glowing, healthier skin — and you may even lose a few pounds.
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