Since complex and starchy carbohydrates break down slowly in the body, eating them earlier in the day will supply our bodies with more than enough fuel for the day while allowing us to "burn off" all those calories. However, when we eat a high carbohydrate meal later in the day, this often does not give our bodies enough time to burn off those calories. Most of us spend our evenings being less active.
Sure we all need protein, especially when following an intense resistance training program like Fitness Together’s, but that doesn’t mean you have to eat meat. If anything, this months nutritional challenge has taught us that we may not need as much protein as we may think.
That relationship also stems outside of the gym with reminders of how consistency is only a catalyst to making smart diet/nutrition choices while not in the gym. We can offer the best available mix of exercises from cardio, strength, toning, conditioning, and agility training, but that’s only part of it because if a client isn’t getting results, then the variables turn back to how they’re taking care of themselves outside of the gym.
Eating a BIG meal definitely affects my sleep. I feel too full, and also knowing the digestive system doesn't work as well laying down, makes its harder to fall asleep.
I will exercise outdoors all year long. The only item that changes to the type of exercise. I will run all year long, but the winter time is usually longer runs.
One mistake that people always make when getting back into an exercise routine is that they think that they have to work out an hour or more everyday. This is not the case and often leads to injury or frustration when beginning a new routine. You're best bet is to find a trainer who can help personalize a routine to your fitness level and goals.
I eat after 7pm every single night at least one solid meal and a snack. Since beginning the team workouts I’m trying to fine tune my diet more, so after 7 I try to limit my carbs to almost nothing unless it’s veggies, as a means to keep my insulin cycle from spiking.
I am not a fan of fake meat products for the simple reason that they are exactly what they say they are...fake! Fake meat products are just processed foods with all sorts of additives in them to make them taste good. If you have committed to eat vegetarian, whether it is for a day, a week, a month, or permanently, then stick to it.
Eating a vegetarian diet is foreign for a lot us but especially in the personal training world. What does being a vegetarian actually mean? Most of us have heard the word vegetarian and vegan but we have no idea what that actually means. There are many different levels of being vegetarian besides just not eating meat. Some do not eat any animal products at all. Some eat eggs or dairy or both. There are three main types of vegetarians.
Oh boy! My first thought when I hear that word is that it's a polarizing topic. People tend to feel very strongly about being or not being a vegetarian. I have nothing wrong with people that choose to not eat meat, I just don't need a big profound reason as to why.