At HD FitPro, we don’t believe in going on diets. We believe in healthy eating. Healthy eating doesn’t mean going without your favorite foods. We LOVE helping our clients discover ways to make their favorite dishes healthier.
The grocery store can be one of your first defenses to getting fit. We’ll go grocery shopping with you to show you how to compare items and choose the healthiest alternatives that fit your lifestyle and budget.
Our top 10 nutritional thoughts for achieving fitness.
10. Don’t eat until you’re FULL, eat until you’re not hungry.
9. Diets are temporary. Eating healthy is a lifestyle.
8. Keeping a food journal for at least one week can force you to become honest with yourself about your eating habits. It may seem like a pain, but journaling can help you become strikingly aware of what you are putting into your mouth.
7. Once an ideal weight has been achieved, we like the 8 out of 10 rule……for every 8 healthy meals that you eat, allow yourself 2 meals to eat what you want – just remember to keep portion sizes sensible.
6. Once a week or so, give into your cravings……If you want Oreo cookies, eat them. Potato chips? Eat them. Ice cream sandwich? Eat it. Just limit yourself to a small amount (1 serving) and put the package away before you start eating.
5. You can control what you eat SO much better if you cook it yourself than if you order it at a restaurant. One reason why restaurant food tastes so delicious is that it is often hiding hundreds of calories in the least expected places (e.g. butter laden broccoli, meat “baked” in butter, etc.)
4. Start your day with breakfast.
3. Eat less and more often. Eating 3 small meals a day with 2 to 3 healthy snacks in between helps keep your metabolism “turned on.” Skipping meals puts your body into starvation mode.
2. Balance your food choices – don’t eat too much of one thing or food group.
1. Eat more grains, fruits, and vegetables. Come to think of it, we don’t know one person who “got fat” eating apples, bananas, grapes, peaches, brown rice, 100% whole grain bread and pasta, carrots, broccoli, spinach, etc… Nope…not one. Try foregoing the fruit dip, caramel sauce, salad dressing, and other fattening items we often dip our foods into….the calories and fat can add up quickly!