It is true that you cannot “out work a bad diet.” You also cannot eat junk food today because you will work it off tomorrow at the gym. In fact, you are much more likely to achieve your goal of a flatter stomach by eating healthier than by doing any amount of crunches.
At bodyfitz, we strive to keep our clients in shape – not just through exercise, but by keeping them informed of the importance of eating well as a way of life, not just for the purpose of “going on a diet.” If the majority of our decisions were based on how they would affect our health, we would live a higher quality of life for many years to come. That is why, at our fitness center, we want to help more people make better decisions so that they can achieve a better quality of life well into their retirement years.
This also is why, at bodyfitz, we do not have a snack bar, a juice bar or a smoothie bar. Tempting you with “crap” calories and artificial ingredients will result in defeating your hard work spent exercising. You workout to feel better, to look better and to live a longer, healthier life; what you put in your mouth does matter greatly!
We at bodyfitz wish you the best and hope that you are making better choices in exercise and in food choices!
- 1/2 diced red onion
- big handful of shiitake mushrooms
- 1/2 large organic red pepper (on the dirty dozen list)
- 1 diced tomato
- about 1/4 cup grated fresh parmesan
- 6 whole eggs + 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup grated gruyere cheese
- salt and pepper
- extra virgin olive oil
Heat 1 – 2 tablespoons of olive oil in nonstick oven proof skillet. Add onion and red pepper and saute for a few minutes until onions and peppers begin to soften over medium heat. Turn oven to broil. Add mushrooms and saute for a few more minutes and then add tomatoes to heat through. Add salt and pepper to taste. Meanwhile, mix all eggs with grated parmesan and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and cook 3 – 4 minutes until mixture begins to set. Sprinkle gruyere cheese on top and transfer to oven (middle shelf) until the cheese melts and top sets. Enjoy with fruit, low-sugar cereal or oatmeal!
Just as important as the foods you eat on a daily basis are the foods you consume before and after your workouts. To help you identify the foods that your body needs to get through a rigorous exercise routine, and then to help it recover, we have listed below some of the foods we choose.
It is important to note that the foods you eat before working out should give you energy to sustain the intensity and longevity of the workout. Post-workout foods also are important, as your muscles will be hungry, and hopefully, after an intense strength training workout, followed by some cardio exercise, your glycogen stores are low. A good post-workout meal – eaten within an hour of your workout – is essential for your body’s recovery and for preparing for the next workout.
Pre-workout meal ideas:
- Plain Greek yogurt with berries and sprinkled with granola
- Cottage cheese topped with grapes and some oatmeal
- Eggs, high-fiber cereal topped with berries
Post-workout meal ideas:
- Frittata with vegetables
- Hard-boiled eggs, oatmeal or high-fiber cereal
- Piece of salmon with dark leafy green salad
When you get your body into the habit of eating healthy, junk food becomes less and less appealing. What’s more is that very rarely, if ever, do we ever feel good about ourselves for eating sweets. After all, when is the last time you thanked yourself for eating that cookie?
A healthy relationship with food should be nonnegotiable!
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