Quick Tips on WHY to Eat Healthier

Goal:

Eat 5-6 small meals per day accompanied with 5-6 BIG glasses of water. Have each meal be between 150-300 calories. Have each meal contain a protein, carbohydrates and fat. Don’t starve yourself! Just choose healthy, natural food choices. Don’t think about what you CAN’T eat, think about all the healthy, delicious choices there are for you to eat!

Suggested Supplements:

Isopure Protein Powder

Quest Bar Protein Bars (So many amazing flavors to choose from!)

Premier Protein Shake

Suggested Vitamins:

Multivitamin

Vitamin C

Fiber

Calcium

**All listed supplements and vitamins can be found at 24 Hour Fitness, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin Cottage, and some at Walgreens, CVS, or Target

Why is protein SO important?

Proteins are the building blocks of life. The body needs protein to grow, maintain, and repair muscles and other body tissues. Inadequate levels of protein combined with a lower calories intake may lead to decreases muscle mass, muscular failure, and exhaustion. When losing weight, it is important to develop lean muscle mass and decrease fat intake. Muscle has a higher metabolic rate than fat, meaning that you will burn more calories at rest therefore increasing potential fat burn. In addition to all the above listed benefits, protein also helps curb hunger by allowing your body to feel satiated thus preventing you from overeating.

Why is LOW sugar so important?

Try to avoid all unnatural sugars, instead go for natural sugars such as the sugars in fruit! By avoiding processed sugars, your body will be able to maintain steadier levels of insulin in the bloodstream therefore preventing a “sugar rush” and keeping energy levels steady. Low sugar diets have also been proven to be a helpful tool in helping people loose weight.

Cheat Meals:

While we want to feel and look our best, it is important to still live life to the fullest! So allow yourself 2-3 cheat meals per week. This is one, singular meal that you allow yourself to splurge on, not an entire day. So that means a dessert after dinner, a couple of cocktails one evening, or a meal at your favorite restaurant.