Diet and Nutrition

Getting real on getting in shape.

If you’re just getting started on your fitness journey, it’s important to focus on fueling your body with the right nutrients to support your goals. Here are a few tips on what to eat to get started on your fitness journey:

  1. Eat a balanced diet: A healthy diet should include a variety of foods from all food groups, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. By eating a balanced diet, you can ensure that you are getting all of the nutrients your body needs to support your fitness goals.
  2. Focus on whole foods: In general, it’s a good idea to focus on whole, minimally processed foods rather than processed or refined foods. Whole foods are generally more nutrient-dense and provide a wider range of nutrients than processed foods.
  3. Eat enough protein: Protein is an important nutrient for building and repairing muscles, and is essential for anyone who is looking to get fit. Aim for 0.8-1.0 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day. Good sources of protein include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and legumes.
  4. Stay hydrated: Proper hydration is important for overall health and can help support your fitness goals. Aim for at least 32-64 ounces of water per day, and more if you are exercising or in a hot environment.
  5. Don’t forget about carbs: Carbohydrates are an important source of energy for your body, and are especially important for athletes and those who are physically active. Choose complex carbs such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables rather than simple carbs like sugar and white bread.

By following these tips, you can get started on your fitness journey and fuel your body with the nutrients it needs to support your goals.

Calories in and calories out is what counts. The type of calories in determine your results.

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