Healthy Eating Suggestions & Recipes
Eating healthy is an essential element of any good fitness plan. In my e-book you'll know that simply put, you can't exercise away a bad diet! The information I share here is intended to help you raise your awareness around the nutritional value of the foods you eat and begin forming healthy eating habits that support your individual fitness goals.***
First things first...before we dive into the recipes and detailed suggestions around healthy eating habits, take a look at some of the quick tips below. They'll help you establish a good and regular source of nutritional information and the right mindset to tackle what is often the most challenging part of any fitness plan; eating healthy.
Some Quick Tips About Eating Healthy!
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Visit the USDA’s Nutrition site on the internet and look at the Dietary Guidelines For Americans 2015-2020. It has a host of information on nutrition and healthy eating including an easy to use table depicting the recommended Calorie Needs for Men and Women by Age, Sex, and Physical Activity Level. This will give you a good idea of the caloric intake you should be considering based on the criteria noted.
I find the USDA’s site on nutrition one of the most informative sites on healthy eating. It’s grounded in science and highlights everything from healthy eating habits to data that supports the benefit of healthy eating. A quick scan of the site can help you appreciate not only the benefits of healthy eating but arm you with additional tools to help you make the right choices for you.
Utilize The Tools That Are Available To You...For Free!
Eating Healthy Can Be Hard - Give it Time
Eating healthy can be one of the hardest components of getting fit. It not only requires a change in behavior but also takes time to see and feel the benefits. We all know how hard it is to change behaviors, especially when results don't occur over night. So, I encourage you to stay focused, utilize your healthy eating tools, my recipes or your own favorite healthy recipes and take the next 30 days to learn about and create healthy eating habits upon which you can build. If you falter on any given day, re-adjust, regain your focus and get back to your plan. Commitment, motivation and a strong desire to achieve the change you want to see will serve you well. If you stick with it, healthy eating and exercise will become a habit that paves the way to fitness, well beyond your initial 30 days!
Let's Get On To Those Healthy Eating Suggestions & Recipes!
The healthy eating suggestions and recipes in your plan can help take some of the guess work out of what to eat. Remember too that there are a host of good books out there that provide healthy recipes, nutritional information and plenty of variety.
*** I am not a certified nutritionist or dietician. I am not offering medical advice on how you may want to lose weight or deal with a medical issue such as diabetes or cholesterol. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are different. If you have specific questions about what’s good for your specific needs or medical condition, you should consult with your doctor. Nutritional information comes from my personal training certification and following the USDA's dietary guidelines.