“Hunger is not an emergency” –Dr. John Berardi

Eating Right is just as Important as Exercise.

Eating 4-6 small, controlled meals per day can help with your fitness goals. These meals will bump up your metabolism because of the calories you burn by digesting your food. Following your weight-loss diet plan, you may complain of eating too much!

Eat Lean, Eat Clean.

It’s no secret, protein builds muscle and muscle is important! It is recommended to eat a “lean” protein at each meal. This includes: lean beef, fish, bison, pork, chicken, hamburger or turkey burger; but make sure it’s at least 93% lean and whenever possible: Grass-fed. By eating a protein at every meal, you’re boosting your metabolism because so many calories are used in the energy to break the protein down!

Also, make sure to read labels. It is important to know and understand what goes into your food. Find out what is in your food, don’t believe what you hear without further research on your part. Avoid items with “high fructose corn syrup” and items that are “partially hydrogenated.” Be a smart-shopper!

Healthy Alternatives

Snacks are easy, snacks are quick. Start forming a healthy habit by keeping “emergency foods” near. Ever feel like needing a boost of energy try keeping foods like nuts, hard-boiled eggs, fruit, or veggies around.  Most people do not get the proper amount of vegetables each day. Keep up with your diet by keeping them handy. Red/Bell Peppers are great tasting and help with certain vitamins like Vitamins A, C, B-Complex, K, D, and E. These support immune systems, healthy skin, and prevent against heart disease.

Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

How untrue this old saying is!  Challenge yourself to change 1 -2 small things in the next 21 days to learn a new habit. Kaizen Principle means continual improvement. Push yourself by keeping up with exercise routines and a healthy diet. Change 1-2 small things and watch your goals become attainable! Make positive changes!