Struggling To Eat Clean? Finding It Hard To Optimize Your Nutrition?
Easy TIPS to stay on top of your nutrition whilst training.
Heavy weights, Resistance and high reps are not all you need to start a transformation health & fitness regimen. Your diet is not only important but key when it comes to promoting these developments. As you start resistance training more, your body will likely need more to keep you in shape and help you build muscle. However, you don’t have to overload it with pasta or protein shakes!
Here are a few more tips that will help you with your nutrition.
- Load Up on Fruits and Veggies! You know fruits and vegetables are good for you, but did you know they should fill half your plate at every meal? According to research Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fibre, fruits and vegetables make you less likely to get heart disease, high blood pressure, and some cancers. A challenge for you, are you up for it? Your daily goal: 2 cups of fruit and 2.5 cups of veggies. Top your morning eggs with salsa (yes, it counts!), snack on a fresh fruit smoothie, add some spinach to your pasta sauce.
- Choose Better Fats! Believe it or not some fats are known as “healthy fats” like olive oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados these contain healthy fats that are essential for energy and cell growth. Cut back on foods like butter, bacon, and untrimmed meats, as well as pantry staples like cookies and crackers, you can keep these at bay. A few cheeky swaps to consider, snack on almonds instead of chips, cook with olive oil instead of butter, and top your sandwich with a slice of avocado instead of cheese. Also, some fish (such as salmon) is high in omega3 fatty acids.
- Drink water, I think we know that water is not only great to replenish your body and keep you hydrated in your daily activities and workouts but also aids skin, nails and hair benefits. Radiant skin is not just down to your favourite moisturiser but what you eat, and drink plays the most vital role in your overall health and well-being. Water also aids digestion, so swap out that fizzy pepsi for a tall glass of cold water. Aim for about six to eight drinks per day. To help you achieve this goal, start and end your day with a tall glass of water, also it may help setting a phone reminder, downloading a fun interactive app that allows you to log in your intake or keep a water bottle with you throughout the day. Need more flavor? Drop a slice of lemon or lime into your glass for that extra refreshment.
- Fibre, Fibre, Fibre! Eat More Fibre Want to reduce belly fat, have more energy, and lower your risk of heart disease and other forms of illnesses. Simply bump up your fibre intake. Fibre rich foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans can also lower your cholesterol and boost digestion. Plus fibre makes you feel fuller longer, which is great for keeping off extra pounds off.