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Four MUST-HAVES in every meal

Written by Sherman Rosier, CPT-NSCA, CNS on Tuesday, 04 February 2014. Posted in FitTalk

Four MUST-HAVES in every meal

Four MUST-HAVES in every meal

This may be the most important message of the year regarding your eating plan for 2014. 

If you use these 4 strategies with every meal, I guarantee you'll have an amazing physical transformation this year... 

1) Pay attention to the cooking method
The way a meal is cooked determines how many calories, how much added fat, and the number of nutrients that survive. This simple factor will make or break your weight loss goal. 

Avoid foods prepared like this:

  • Fried and battered
  • Processed and packaged
  • Doused with cream sauce
  • Sauteed

Choose foods that are prepared like this:

  • Grilled
  • Baked
  • Broiled
  • Steamed
  • Raw

2) Your meal should be 50-55% low glycemic carbohydrates 
The bulk of your calories should be coming from a quality source of natural carbohydrates.  Try to stay away
 for simple sugars and other high glycemic foods such as white potatoes. 

Good choices of low glycemic carbs include:

  • Brown Rice
  • Oats
  • Beans
  • GrapeFruit and Apples
  • All Berries
  • All Green Veggies

3) Include lots of fiber
Fiber is a huge part of eating healthy and being lean. Fibrous foods will fill you up while delivering vitamins and nutrient in low-calorie packages. Fill at least two thirds of your plate with fibrous vegetables.
Try these forms of fiber:

  • Salad
  • Seasonal vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Legumes

4) Lay off the sugary drinks
Here's where many individuals could make an easy change and see results. Dump the junk drinks and add more water to your day.
   Avoid:

  • Soft Drinks
  • Lemonade
  • Sweet Tea
  • Fruit Juices

For faster results, pair your clean eating with a challenging exercise routine. 

If you're serious about transforming your body then call or email today to set up a consultation with us. Together we will create the perfect program that will quickly get you into the body that you deserve. 

Don't wait! Let's get started today...Sherman Rosier, Fitness Professional and the Fit & Functional/GroupFit Team

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