Simple Enough, Right?
Not happy with your body? With all the bombardment of advertising, you need to practice awareness. Have you ever stopped to notice how many times you’re bombarded by food marketing each day? Ads come at you from social media pages, T.V. commercials, websites and billboards, each boasting of cheap, convenient and tasty ways to cure your hunger. The question “What’s for dinner?” has never been more complex than now. Extensive menu options and large entrees have distorted your concept of a proper meal, and before you know it you’ve fallen into the trap of the chain restaurant, the drive thru, and the take-out line. But wait – truly healthy eating is simple. First, block out the blizzard of food marketing around you. Remember that advertisers want your money, and they don’t stop to consider if the food they promote will expand your waist – that’s your job. It’s safe to say that, with few exceptions, any food that you see marketed should be avoided. When was the last time you saw an ad for grilled white fish and steamed broccoli? So what does truly healthy eating look like? A healthy meal contains lean protein, fresh vegetables, quality fats, and the occasional modest serving of whole grains. Just as importantly, a healthy meal does NOT contain:
Refined sugar / corn syrup
Fried / fatty food
Full fat dairy food
Processed food with chemical additives
Healthy Breakfast Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What you decide to eat when you first wake up will set the tone for the rest of your meals that day. Try these healthy options:
Scrambled pastured eggs, sliced tomato and steamed spinach.
Whole grain oatmeal, a scoop of protein powder and sliced fruit.
Homemade breakfast sandwich: Multi-grain English muffin with lean turkey slices and egg.
Healthy Lunch It is important to plan your lunch ahead of time in order to avoid turning to a fast food joint or vending machine. Pack your lunch the night before and carry it with you. Try these healthy options:
Dark baby greens topped with chopped chicken breast and diced tomatoes.
Albacore tuna (packed in water), mixed with finely chopped cucumber.
Lettuce Wrapped Sandwich: Lean turkey slices, lettuce, tomato and mustard.
Healthy Dinner Dinner is the meal where most people splurge and eat far more calories than they should. Eating at home is the first step in reducing your dinnertime calories. Try these healthy options:
Grilled white fish, sautéed spinach and whole wheat couscous
Baked chicken breast, steamed broccoli and brown rice
Try the recipe for Cajun Salmon with Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli below.
While healthy eating is a huge factor in achieving your ideal weight, movement is the other half of the equation. Your movement should be challenging and should be done on a regular basis. Get out there. get to the gym. Take a dance class, tai chi, there are many options. Reach out to us and we will work with you to come up with a plan that you will enjoy. Life is to short to do things you don't enjoy! #getafterit #physicallyinfinite #SweatNation