“Exercise is king, and nutrition is queen, together they create your fitness kingdom”
– Jack Lalane
By Dorron Blumberg
There are so many different diet theories in the world today. You can easily get mixed up with what you should be doing that would work best for your body. Below are three nutrition tips you can follow to help optimize your health forever:
- Be Aware. Stop to think about what you are going to put in your mouth for each meal during your week/day. Take some time on Sunday and Wednesday to plan your meals ahead of time. If you are not a person who likes to cook, check out Perfect Fuel.
- Understand what your body needs. Carbohydrates fuel your energy, protein feeds your muscles, and healthy fat supports your metabolism and energy. During your most active part of the day, fuel your body with high energy carbohydrates (i.e., fruit, oatmeal, Ezekiel bread). When you are least active, supply your body with more green vegetables and lean proteins. Lastly, use supplements that are NSF and Informed Choice Certified. Check out NSF Sport.
- Eat in moderation and eat often. Enjoy food, don’t abuse it. Same goes for drinks. Treat yourself and be balanced. Balance is key. For example, when you go out to eat, order appetizers instead of an entire meal or just simply split a meal. Furthermore, make sure you eat every 2-3 hours to condition your body to burn fuel and use it to support your body’s metabolism. Check out Avatar Nutrition to learn about macros and flexible eating.
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