Be a picky eater:
Limit your saturated and trans fats. Aim to eat more foods that are rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids to cut your risk of cardiovascular disease. On the mood side of things, eating these types of foods could help with positive energy. Eating things like; fish, mik, meat, and cheese are all great foods that can help with upping the omega-3s.
Start a meal plan:
Having a consistent meal plan is a good way to lead a healthy lifestyle because it helps your body to sustain a good weight and it can help you excel with your fitness performance. By recording what you are eating, it makes it easier to meal-plan and you can think ahead and be on top of things. Nine times out of ten, planning ahead in anything that we do with our current, crazy lifestyles will result in some sort of success. Just like we plan our workouts we need to plan accordingly with what we put into our mouths. It is the most important part of creating a healthy lifestyle.
Curb your eating right before bed:
A small snack, a drink, or some fruit are okay to have before you get some z’s but not a full-blown, big meal. If you eat a substantial amount of food before bed your body may not digest the food as quickly and it can hold onto it, resulting in the storage of fat in your body. This obviously depends on the amount of calories that you are taking in during your day.
Please note that these tips are more general and there is NO ONE-SIZE FITS ALL plan for everyone. To get a complete guide on your specific nutritional needs, follow the link below. If you are local, get to one of our NUTRITION CLINICS by Fork Lift Fitness + Nutrition! Our next clinic will be held on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH AT 11AM and will include BODY SCANS, MINI CONSULTATIONS, FEEDBACK/ADVICE and more!
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So the holidays are upon us
and that means trying to juggle all the fitness, nutrition, family, friends and food… Where does one begin??? Thankfully, Fork Lift Fitness + Nutrition put together a little Thanksgiving Survival Guide to help us on our journey. By all means, indulge and enjoy yourself during the holidays, that’s what they are for! But if you are trying to stick to some sort of a program eating properly can be a challenge. Follow some of these tips to stay the course (see what we did there;))
ALL YOU CAN EAT
Protein & veggies
HALF YOUR PLATE
Fats from meat (eat the skin!), butter, oils & nuts
JUST A TASTE
Casseroles - because they are harder to track.
Homework: Sit in front of My Fitness Pal. Plug in all the typical Thanksgiving foods you might see on your table. Then, adjust the portion sizes to numbers that work within your own macros or calorie load. If pumpkin pie is your favorite, plug that in FIRST. Think you'll want some wine during the day? Put that in next! Then work backwards with the rest.
Don’t come unglued if you get off track. Know that just as you got derailed you can get right back on track again.
If you are visiting friends and family and need to get a workout in, try doing body-weighted exercises that can be done in a small space, get your heart rate elevated and keep it quick (no more than 30Min.).
Don’t be that weirdo who only wants to workout and won’t spend time with friends and family.
Try looking up some local gyms/boxes if you can’t get motivated by yourself. Drag a friend with you for some added support. Turkey trot it up! That is a fantastic way to come together and get some cardio in before all the food happens.
Remember, the holidays come and go quickly! They’ll be gone in a flash so all the planning, agonizing, anticipation and excitement will come to an end quicker than the leadup and you’ll be right back to your old routine in no time. Enjoy all of your time with your loved ones!
We hope these little tips have helped!