By Lisa D
Fitness Consultant & Certified Personal Trainer
Copyright © My Fit Vida
There is no one size fits all program.
As with your nutrition, weight training and cardiovascular
routines should be specific to your goals. Need help getting started?
Contact Mefor a personalized diet and workout consultation.
Following the proper workout program is the next piece of the puzzle. Your body was made to move and be active. You wouldn’t have been born with muscles if you weren’t meant to use and grow them! A good workout routine is very important in aiding fat loss and building lean muscle. If you have been dieting for a while but not seeing the results you want then you need to add in a fitness program. If you’ve been working out for a while but your progress has plateaued then it’s time to switch things up!
It all starts with what you put in your body. Food is fuel and your body deserves the best. You give it junk, then junk is what you’re going to get back. Being fit and healthy is not a trend, it’s a lifestyle choice. When people ask if I am on a “diet” my answer is no! This is my lifestyle! If you are visiting this site and reading this page then you are already on your way to making changes. For those of you who are already on the path of living a fit life, sometimes all you need are a few small adjustments to bring you closer to your goals.
Sample list of clean foods
Lean Proteins- chicken or turkey breast, egg whites, whole eggs, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, whey protein, casein protein
Complex Carbohydrates- oatmeal, sweet potatoes, brown rice, sprouted grain bread, apples, berries, citrus fruits, bananas
Healthy Fats- Natural nut butters, raw nuts, avocados, olive oil, coconut oil
Fibrous Veggies- spinach, kale, green beans, green leaf lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower
Condiments- fresh salsa, balsamic vinegar, low sugar ketchup, soy sauce, mustard
….and so much more. Eating clean does not have to be boring and you do not have to feel deprived.
Eat a nutritious meal every 2-3 hours starting within 30 minutes upon waking
Eat 5-6 smaller meals throughout the day
Include a lean protein source at each meal
Combine your protein with a serving of vegetables plus complex carbohydrates or healthy fats
Drink at least 3-4 Liters of water per day, 1 gallon is even better
Eliminate processed sugars from your nutritional plan.
Your main focus should be eating clean nutritious food while eliminating all the empty calories from your nutritional plan