When it comes to eating before a workout we need to think of our bodies as a car. Without gas in the tank the engine won’t start, and we won’t get to our destination. Food is the fuel that our bodies need in order to get the most out of a workout. Before training, you want to focus on foods that are high in carbs, moderate in protein, and low in fat and fiber. Carbs are your main fuel for activity.Continue reading “What I Eat Before a Workout”
You’ve finally decided to make your health a priority and want to make some serious changes in your diet. First off, congrats for jumping on the health train! You’ll find that eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard or require you to give up any of the foods you love. It’s all about making smart choices that essentially lead to a balanced and healthy dieting pattern.
Cheat meals are a must in order to keep a long-term healthy weight. It allows me to keep a healthy diet without feeling deprived of indulging every now and then. But the worst feeling is having all your hard work go to down the drain after a weekend of binge eating so I’ve put together my top five rules for staying on track on cheat day.
When it comes to buying fruits and veggies, we all want organic. But it’s no secret that they’re kind of pricey. So instead of buying the apples that are free of synthetic chemicals, we settle for the waxy coated ones that are within our budget range. But not every single crop needs to be bought organically. Some are more heavily sprayed then others. Each year the Environmental Working Group releases a new shopper’s guide to pesticides in fruits and vegetables. The “Dirty Dozen” list with the most pesticide residues, and the “Clean Fifteen” with less pesticides and harmful sprays. So if you can’t afford to buy organic, use the shoppers guide to select only the crops that should be eaten organically. That way you’re not spending money on produce that you could probably skip on buying organic.