Let’s Talk Nutrition

Thu, Apr 16, 2020 at 11:50AM

Let’s Talk Nutrition

Flexible dieting, paleo, atkins, keto, what’s the best diet for you? True, all of these diets are perfect for someone with very specific goals. Most of us that are going to the box 4 to 5 times a week and our biggest fitness goal is to look good for  summer don’t need something quite so drastic. At least not at first. It would be more beneficial for you to adopt good nutrition habits first and if/when you hit a plateau you can look into getting more specific with detailed macro plans and other methods. Here are 3 things you can do to get better nutrition habits.
1. Eat real food!!
Simply put - the more natural the food the better it is for your body. That Big Mac may “fit your macros”, but it doesn’t take into account how your body is going to process it or how it will affect other nutrients in your body.
2. Eat mostly vegetables!!
This is proof that mom is always right. If you want to grow up big and strong you have to eat your veggies. At a very minimum ⅓ of your plate should be vegetables. At every meal! YES! That includes breakfast!!

3. Eat lean meats!
 Make sure you are getting your body weight in grams of protein. For Example if you weigh 165 pounds, you need to eat 165 grams of protein PER DAY!

Here is a good list of carbohydrates and proteins for you:

       Root vegetables:
Sweet potato
Yam
Artichoke
Carrots
Onion
Turmeric 
Ginger
Beets
 
       Other Vegetables:
Asparagus
Bok choy
Broccoli
Cabbage 
Brussel Sprouts
Cucumber
Egg Plant
Kale
Peppers
Squash
 
      Fruits:
Banana
Strawberry
Blueberry
Raspberry
Apple
Mango
Cantaloupe  
 
      Complex Carbohydrates:
Oatmeal
White Rice
Brown Rice
Quinoa
Potato
Whole Wheat Bread


      List of good lean protein:
Bison
Black beans
Canadian Bacon
Chicken Breast
Cod
Deli Ham
Deli Turkey
Egg Whites
Eggs
Filet Mignon
Ground Beef
Ground Chicken
Ground Turkey
Halibut
Lobster
Salmon
Scallops
Shrimp
Tilapia
Tofu
Tofu
Tuna
Turkey Bacon
Turkey Breast

 


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