In my last blog, I talked about the importance of a well rounded fitness routine as part of your healthy lifestyle. While, in my opinion, it is one of the most important aspects of weight loss and or a healthy lifestyle, so is your diet. “If you are working out 3 to 5 times a week and still not getting the results that you want, why not focus on something that you do 3 to 5 times a day?!”, as my work colleague and fellow ‘healthy living’ advocate said to me in a conversation we had earlier this week; “ If you are working out, but still not losing the weight like you want to, it’s all in what you’re eating”.
Regardless of what YOUR metabolism is, you can still take steps to eat healthier. Eating healthy is not always easy in today’s world, but you can control your portion sizes, or eat the healthy alternatives almost every fast food joint there is has on their menus. The food industry trend has been to move towards providing healthier foods, so take advantage of what is available. Even if “I” have a pretty decent metabolism, I still can’t go out and eat whatever I want. I am no nutritionist, but eating healthy is common sense. Stay away as much as you can from fried foods, try baking or even grilling as a healthier alternative. Watch out for foods and or snacks that are full of sugar.
Try eating more fruits and vegetables or even nuts as snacks, as opposed to crackers or cookies. By eating healthier snacks, you are also fueling your body better and avoiding extra calories (especially if you’re in a weight loss battle) that your body doesn’t need as well as helping boost your metabolism! You can even consult your physician on the right type of diet for you. Consult your local dietitian or nutritionist for more healthy tips that may better fit your dietary needs!