Have you failed at weight management because you tried one fad diet and
moved onto another? Have you attempted to eat healthy but nothing seems to work? Have you lost motivation to eat clean and exercise daily because you feel hopeless? Do you feel like no matter how much sleep you get you still have low energy? Are you taking prescription medications that you would love to get off of? Do you have daily migraines and don't understand why? If so, it is most likely because you are not eating what’s right and appropriate for YOU.
WHY WORK WITH A NUTRITIONIST?
1. EDUCATE. My role is to educate and assess. I spend a lot of time educating clients on the "why" and importance to nutrition. Whether it be how much water to drink a day, the importance of carbohydrates and the difference between simple vs complex. Education is one of the most important things a nutritionist does.
2. HEALTH. Your health is your #1 priority in life. If you are not physically healthy then...
Do you find yourself nibbling in between meals or throughout the day? Are you nibbling on foods that you know are not the best but they’re available so you grab it anyway? The keyword here is available. As you plan your day, be prepared and have healthy and enjoyable high protein snacks on hand! Why high in protein? Foods that are high in protein will keep you satisfied and feeling full. Protein is also the building blocks of muscle and our objective is to always build muscle & burn fat!
Here are 5 easy high protein snacks to keep you satisfied throughout your day!
#1. TRAIL MIX
The best part of trail mixes is that you can custom create your own to satisfy your needs! Choose your favorite nuts and seeds (raw & unsalted), add raisins, dried apricot, craisins and/or shredded unsweetened coconut flakes. Shake together and use a ¼ measuring cup and place into little containers or snack plastic bags! Portioning out your snacks allows you to...
Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulate as well as a diuretic. Meaning, consumption of caffeinated drinks increases urine production and promotes dehydration within the body. Caffeine can also interfere with sleep patterns and curb your appetite. All 3 of these components are essential with any health/fitness goals.
If you're tired of drinking the same boring water and want to spruce your H20 up, here are some simple and refreshing recipes to try!
Fat Burn: Green Tea, Mint, Fresh Lime Juice
Blood Sugar Control: Cucumber, Strawberry and Kiwi
Digestion: Cucumber, Lemon and Lime
Immunity: Orange, Lime and Lemon
Our body is made up of 70% of water. Drinking water may be the most important piece to any fitness and weight loss goal. Water helps eliminate toxins through urination, acts as a transporter and carries nutrients into cells as well as prevents dehydration. Water plays a major role in how every single cell, tissue and organ in our body operates and is important for bodily functions, such as, fat metabolism and oxidation.
The big question: How does water consumption tie into fat burn?
Metabolizing fat is a primary function in your liver. If dehydrated, the liver cannot function properly and can not metabolize fat efficiently, leading fat to store in the body. This could be a result of weight gain and/or plateau of weight loss.
Your challenge this week is to, drink a glass of water (with lemon if desired) right after you wake up, before coffee, tea or breakfast - straight water, first! Then during the duration of your day, your challenge is to consume at minimum 64 oz (8 cups)....