As personal trainer Portland knows, implementing exercise into your life is half the battle. You can workout hard and be consistent with your training, but if you’re not paying attention to what is going into your body, you’ll see little to no results.
I like to refer back to a popular phrase, “you are what you eat.” If you eat processed foods, fast food, and fried foods, you’re going to feel sluggish, tired, with little energy. All of the fat contained in theese foods weighs you down, literally. On the contrary, if you eat fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and lean meats, you’ll feel light, energized, and ready to take on the day.
Below are some easy changes you can make to your diet to start eating smarter and healthier:
1. Insteand of canned foods, buy fresh food. For example, canned fruit has tons of sugar and processed ingredients in it. Fresh fruit will give you more nutrition without the artificial sweetners.
2. If you must get fast food, opt for a grilled chicken sandwich versus a fried chicken sandwich. You’ll cut fat and calories without feeling tired post meal.
3. Stay away from boxed meals. This includes pasta, rice dishes, and instant potatoes. Instead, make them fresh. Sure it will take more time, but it will taste betterand be better for you without the added sodium, sugars, and fat.