You only have one body for life. Think of it as your temple, and show yourself some respect. Your body deserves the best, so make it a priority to keep it clean. Meal planning allows you to enjoy healthy lifestyle that will last a lifetime.
What does “healthy” eating mean?
The “experts” keep changing their minds about what we should be eating, so no wonder it's tough to hone in on optimal nutrition. Decision-making systems should be based on the big picture. Understanding the fundamentals and applying them to your individual situation should be the objective. Let's figure out the best meal plan for your body type and individual needs.
Fun fact: Your body doesn’t have the ability to turn garbage into a high quality product. All of your cells, muscles, skin, bones, etc. are built by the food that you supply. Choose wisely, and eat unprocessed foods that are high in nutrition.
Why have a nutritional game plan?
The basics of nutrition include three macronutrients: Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Food serves the purpose of fuel, and balance is key. Meal planning involves following guiding principles, and applying them to individual needs. Understanding the big picture will help you apply the basics, and make the best decisions on what to eat for your health.
What are carbohydrates?
All carbohydrates break down into sugar and impact insulin levels. Determining which carbs make the most impact is the challenge. High glycemic carbs such as glucose are absorbed quickly and should be consumed after exercise only. Dates are a healthy high glycemic carb. Strategically consuming high-glycemic carbs post workout is smart meal planning. This can boost muscle recovery and growth. Low glycemic carbs have more fiber and nutrients. Some examples of low glycemic carbs are sweet potatoes, leafy green vegetables, and berries. These should be staples in every meal plan.
What is protein?
All proteins are made from building blocks called amino acids. How these building blocks are organized determine the quality and function of the protein. Protein is a vital component of a meal planning for a healthy diet. The Greeks recognized how important protein is to life as it comes from the word “protos” (first rank or position). Eating quality protein supplies your body the amino acids needed for making enzymes, hormones, and structural components.
What is fat?
First and foremost, fat does not make you fat! Fats are the best source of energy, help provide raw materials for hormones, and absorb nutrients from other foods (such as fat soluble vitamins in salad). Eating unnatural processed foods and lack of exercise leads to fat storage. There are three types of good fats you should include in your diet: saturated, mono-unsaturated, and poly-unsaturated. Trans fats are bad.
If you treat your body right it will return the favor. We are the sum of our decisions up to this moment in life. How do you want your body to function? Lets work together to create a nutritional game-plan customized for you. We deliver customized meal plans for you via a convenient app sent to your phone.