Nutrition is key to any physique you try to achieve. It’s also key to living any healthy lifestyle.
You’re not going to get nearly as far in any fitness journey without the proper nutrition.
Nutrition is almost the same for any type of workout style, lifting style, or goals.
You want to eat foods that have a nutritional value. Which means you need to cut out: processed, refined, surgery, saturated fats, and empty calories.
What do you eat now?
that’s a pretty big question you need to ask yourself. Some people will go to the grocery store and think they’re buying healthy snacks, but in reality they aren’t. that’s simply because the knowledge isn’t there. And thats okay! i didn’t know things like his at first either. I thought the healthiest meal i could eat was a chicken salad! And that’s clearly not true.
Next time you go to the grocery store look at the nutrition label, and don’t look at the calories. the calories aren’t as important right now. Look at the fat, is it saturated fat? As well as the sugar. As well as the carbohydrates.
Now i want to make one thing clear, carbs aren’t as bad for you as you may think. Depending on the size of the item the carbs may be evenly balanced which is fine! Now if theres 60g of carbs in a 2 inch snack bar then theres a problem.
Do your research! it’s so important. Considering that’s how you will learn what is and isn’t good for you. You can look up meal plans which give you specific recipes and ingredients to start eating healthier. It will pay off in the long run.
What You Should Be Eating
Whenever i tell people they should eat healthier this simplest way for them to understand is to buy more natural foods. It doesn’t necessarily have to be organic foods, but buy things from the health food store, or section of your grocery store. Things like: broccoli, apples, grapes, sweet potatoes, celery, carrots, blueberries, strawberries, lettuce, etc. I could go on and on with this. You want to start eating healthy meals, as well as good sized portions. You want to have a meal that will satisfy you until your next one, and not something you’re dreading to eat either.
All of this will get easier with time, but make sure you’re taking the time to learn it as well. If you’re just throwing yourself into not knowing anything and eating things you don’t actually enjoy, you’re not going to stick with it, and you’re just gonna go straight back into eating all of the unhealthy food options you’ve been buying at the store.
meal prepping has really helped me personally with weigh loss, portion control, and not wasting food.
I think of it like this:
- you bought all this healthy stuff you might as well eat it
- if you make enough for three days, a week, etc. you won’t have to keep making food
- you’ve already made it, you might as well eat it
- wow i feel better about myself cause i’ve been eating healthy i’m going to do it again.
Don’t think of meal prepping as a hassle or a chore because then it will be. It’s not hard to do at all. It will keep you on track and motivated for the week, and hopefully you’ll be excited to eat what you’ve made for the week. And It doesn’t have to be the same meal everyday either! Meal Prepping is well worth it.
You can create your own recipes to make your meals from or you can get them from other people or apps.
I choose to do my own as well as others. You can look up any recipe that i have posted here on my blog or look up some of your own.
For an app i like to use Yummly. Yummy let’s you create recipes and allows you too see others to make as well. There’s a variety of different options!
Now i’ll share some of my meal prep recipes with you:
Salmon Avocado Sandwich
- cream cheese
Cook the salmon any way you like and then the rest is easy. You just spread avocado on one slice of bread and then cream cheese on the opposite slice. Then theres your sandwich!
- ground turkey
this one is also very easy. just make your ground turkey into a burger add your own spices and there it is.
Pasta Topped With Meat
- pasta of your choice
- ground turkey or chicken
again another simple one! cook the pasta and the meat any way you like and then put them together.
These meals can easily be simple and delicious. None of them are hard at all. And I’m sure you’d find other simple meals online as well
So there you have it! A simple Nutrition guide to get anyone started. If you really want more in depth advice i would seek out a professional health coach or nutritionist they really know how to help geared toward specific goals.
I hope you enjoyed this installment of my Fitness Guide, let me know if theres anything else you’d like to know. You can contact me through any of my social media accounts just tell me you came from my blog and i’d be happy to help! I’ll update you again soon!