Updated: Apr 30
As personal trainers, we often get asked questions about what to eat. Here are some general guidelines. Always eat within the guidelines and counsel of your medical doctor.
1. Eat Whole Foods, less processed foods.
2. Consume organic whole foods from the three major macro nutrients. Steer clear of trendy restrictive “diets” that say you cannot have one of the three major macro nutrients, which are whole foods from carbohydrates (carbs), fats, and proteins. Use the MyFitness Pal app to guide you on proportion’s for foods from the three major macro nutrients. Examples of healthy carbs are brown rice, organic baby red potatoes, and generally whole grain sources. Raw seeds and nuts are also generally great examples. Whole fruits and raw vegetable are also excellent examples of healthy carbs. Examples of healthy foods for our busy on the go lifestyle include raisins, bananas, seeds, nuts, apples, oranges, and dark, bright vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, carrots, and bell peppers.
For healthy proteins, examples include kidney beans, chia seeds, peas, undenatured whey protein, organic cage free eggs, and for non-vegetarian options, the leaner meats such as fish, boneless skinless chicken breast, turkey, and some lean beef options.
Examples of foods containing unsaturated fat’s which when consumed in the proper amounts can be helpful to our overall health, include fish, seeds, and avocados. Our body needs the essential fatty acids from such foods to help with our brain, joint, and heart functioning.
3. Third, supplementing with a whole foods-based system to fill in the gaps with nutrition, is also important for optimal health and results when exercising. One of the highest quality systems we have seen and experienced with ourselves and clients and very effective when it comes to decreasing body fat while increasing energy and muscle strength, and with healthy on the go, convenient foods and snacks containing proper proportions of the three major macro nutrients, is Isagenix. This company has gained much positive recognition and results with helping our clients and others with lifestyle fitness nutrition support, and when it comes to combining science and nature with their nutrition and for their quality of nutrition. Supplementation with Isagenix shakes, vitamins, and plant-based nutrients, is recommended as we often do not get enough nutrition on a daily basis from our whole foods alone.
4. Intermittent fast nutritional cleansing. While our kidney and liver is designed to detox the body, the playing field has changed in the last 50 years. There are more environmental toxins introduced into the environment with the water we drink, the foods we eat, and the air we breathe. Combined with the increased availability of convenient processed fast foods with often high stress and busy lifestyles that involve hours of inactivity working at the desk or computer, contribute towards the inability of our body to keep up on a daily basis with getting rid of the toxins. More than ever intermittent fast nutritional cleansing is important to assist the kidney and liver to detox the body to reduce body fat, increase energy, and allow the body to function at its best. Again, we have found the world’s leaders in nutritional cleansing which is Isagenix to greatly assist with a sensible science based intermittent fast nutritional cleanse component.
5. Finally, it is very important to drink purified water equivalent to about half of your body weight in ounces a day to stay properly hydrated. If you have any questions about our above recommendations, please call, text or email me. You can call or text me at 1-844-449-6348 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be happy to hear from you!