Most people start an exercise program to lose weight. Prioritizing exercise is an important choice an individual can make. When people don't see the scale move or they hit a plateau, many end up returning to their old habits. What's missing is proper nutrition that goes along with exercise. Healthy eating is an important element in weight loss. Plus it adds the much needed energy for people to remain active. When there is a push to do more physical activity without the push for healthy dietary choices, people become unbalanced. Making healthy food choices along with exercise sets people up for success rather than failure.
EXAMPLE PROTEIN SOURCES
top sirloin, flank steak, lean ground beef
chicken and turkey, white and dark meat
halibut, sole, salmon
whey, casein, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese
soy, beans, nuts, grains, etc.
GOOD FAT SOURCES
Natural peanut butter
Types of carbohydrates
Sources: Table sugar, white potatoes
Effect: Spike blood glucose and insulin levels
Sources: Most fruits, whole grains, sweet potatoes
Effect: Less dramatic impact on blood glucose and insulin levels
If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me!
-Lisa Couture, ACE CPT