Tip Tuesday Part 1: Nutrition
Are you tired of putting in the effort at the gym and not seeing results?🧐
You’re not alone—many people show the drive, determination, and consistent effort, but don’t reach their goals. Does this sound familiar?🤔
To help you out here are some insightful tips and strategies specifically designed to help you build strength, gain muscle mass, lose fat, enhance your endurance, and maintain healthy eating habits. Tip Tuesday Part 2 will be about muscle building
1. Make sure you're eating healthy.
Ask almost any personal trainer and they’ll tell you that regardless of your training goals, healthy eating is the backbone. Food is what fuels your body to reach your goals, and without proper nutrition through quality foods, you’re likely to stall. Maintain a balanced diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, complex carbohydrates, complete proteins, and healthy fats like fish oils and flaxseeds
2. Prepare ahead
Preparing meals in advance gives you the best chance to accomplish your nutrition goals. That way you won’t feel pressured to eat unhealthy foods or skip meals.
3. Eat more clean food
Eating only three daily meals? Not a great idea. Half the people I deal with aren’t losing weight because they don’t eat enough. Try to eat five times a day, about every three hours, to stimulate your metabolism including two mini-meals between three basic meals. With activity levels decreasing throughout the day you should eat less as the day goes on.
4. Control your portion sizes
You’ll be eating more often, so paying attention to portions is extremely important. Make sure chicken breasts, and meats are no larger than your palm, and that pasta servings are no larger than your fists. Using smaller bowls, plates, and cups because studies show people serve themselves 20-40% more food when they’re using larger plates.
Everything you consume should have substantial nutritional value. You want the most nutritional bang for your buck, everything you eat should serve some sort of nutritional purpose in your body, fuel you workouts and be geared to optimizing your body.