18. September 2012 13:22
Big Cedar Lodge Fitness trainer, John Bennett, tackles our second fitness question in our week-long series.
Q: Is it all about exercise or do you have to change eating habits for fitness training to work?
A: It is at least 50/50—but “eating habits” are more than just eating sensibly. It’s about how much you eat and when. I recommend eating small snacks throughout the day, keeping your insulin levels flat. Try to supplement the three main meals with healthy snacks like nuts and apples. Breakfast should be meatless and include: eggs, fruit, whole grain, but NO sugar. High Fructose Corn Syrup, Cane Sugar, and other forms of sugar need to be completely cut out of your diet. Lunch can be lean meat and salad, and the evening meal something light. A heavier meal is in order if you have completed an evening workout. Remember to eat plenty of cold water fish and fish oils; you can’t get enough of these! Your eating habits are relative to what you’ve done throughout the day. So get up and work out, then have a healthy meal as a reward.