Tip #10 to Jump Start your Fitness Routine: Nutrition is Essential to Success

fitness tips for beginnersHave you ever thought about which room in your house has the biggest impact on reaching your fitness goals? Are you surprised to find out it’s the kitchen? That’s right, eating habits can make or break the hard work you put in at the gym.

The following tips are suggestions to boost your diet’s nutritional value, but are not intended to replace medical advice. Always see a doctor before making major changes to your eating habits.

Watch your Caloric Intake
One of the easiest and most convenient ways to discover just how many calories you’re consuming in a day is to utilize a calorie counting app or website. Watch out for foods with excess calories from fat or sugar.

Drink to your Health
Keep hydrated and healthy by drinking plenty of water each day. Not only will you feel better during the day, your body will power through workouts easier when it’s not craving water. Be sure to steer clear of sugary beverages, many are full of empty calories. 

Fill up your Plate
Don’t be afraid to eat up at meal time! Start by adding a variety of fruits and vegetables, which are full of good-for-you nutrients and low in calories, to your plate. Choose lean protein, such as chicken or fish, and complex carbohydrates, such as brown rice or whole wheat pasta, to complete your meal.

Click here to read all 10 tips to jump start your fitness routine.

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