Proper Nutrition 101

Many of you have inquired about what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat.

When it comes to losing weight, getting fit and feeling better, workouts alone aren’t enough.  You need to fuel your body correctly and understand that nutrient timing is key.

The psychology of eating is really important. I could sit here and write a diet and say “Just do this”. But before I do that I want you to understand that if you truly want to change your eating; you must change the way you look at food. You must change your mindset and understand what is your Motivation? Why do you want to eat better? What is it that your looking for?

Before going any further, take out a pen and paper and write down what you will gain by eating cleaner.  What are your goals?

Did you write them down?

Great! Onward and Upward!

Most people eat out of emotion.If they are happy, they eat, upset…eat, bored…eat, watching TV…eat, hanging with friends…eat.  You get what I’m saying, right?
35% of US adults are obese! And it’s now considered an epidemic!
But you’re better than that. Why? Because you’ve chosen to take steps not only to fight possible obesity but to be healthy and fit! So how do we view food differently?

Use it as fuel. Yup just like if you had a Bentley automobile you’d put only the best fuel in that car. Your body is worth so much more than a car so why fill it with junk? 

My advice is have a plan; stick to the plan and change from the inside out!
Moving on….Hydration!!!
I am huge on preaching water intake! (Actually I’m drinking a bottle of water right now)

How much should you have?
It depends on body size and activity level but generally 3 Liters of water daily should work great for most!


Here we goooooo!

So to give someone a general plan, I personally like the Paleo way of eating. Why? Because it’s a healthy way and you’re avoiding processed foods. Now that I’ve said this I’m bound to get tons of emails asking what the Paleo Diet is lol. We all have the Internet (that thing Al Gore claims to have helped invent)  please “google” it and do your own research. If you have specific questions after you’re well informed; feel free to ask me :-)
But you are welcome to do whatever best fits your lifestyle.

Big Picture:

When Planning to eat, let these two questions guide your choices:

1. “How will this fuel my performance?”

2. “How will this help my recovery so I can perform even better tomorrow?”

Whether your goal is for a sport, to lose weight, get fit or look great…this mindset when choosing what and when to eat applies across the board and gets results, Promise.

Here’s a sample of what my daily eating might look like…

-6am, wake up 16oz of water
-6:30am,  3 Scrambled Eggs w English breakfast tea and a coffee.
-9am,  All natural nut protein bar w/ a banana 20 oz water.
-10:30 am, espresso
11am, Workout consume 32 oz water during workout
12:30pm, 35 Mg SFH Recovery Protein.
2pm, 8 oz of a lean meat/fish w 4 servings of vegetables 20 oz water
6pm, Teaspoon of SFH fish oil then 8-10 oz of lean protein w Veggies, and massive Kale & Spinach Salad.
8pm, Protein Smoothie…4 ice cubes, 1.5 scoops of SFH Pure Protein, half cup of blueberries,  half banana,  6 oz of Almond/Coconut Milk and 8 oz of water. All piled in blender and it tastes like Heaven!!!

Note: Please keep in mind that I am a highly physically active person, who works long days. Be sure to eat to fuel and recover based on your lifestyle.

Many of you already use SFH products and know they are amazing. I sell them and am happy to get you some;  if interested let me know!  See our website store to see what is available!

As a trainer, I have tried many products over the years.  I can honestly say that SFH are the best around!  The SFH products contain no antibiotics, no hormones, no soy lecithin, no gluten, no GMO, no artificial flavors. You can learn much more about SFH at their website.

Lastly here’s another tip. Cooking with Coconut oil or MCT oil is better than evoo or canola because (studies have come out) they help burn lots of stored fats!

*Reviewed/edited by Isaac Glendening*