March 4, 2020
How To Focus On Long-Term Fitness Results
Written by: Femi Doyle-Marshall
One of the most important things you can do for your health is starting with better nutrition. If you are not able to tackle being as active as you’d like in this article I will outline 5 easy ways you can elevate your nutrition from your home.
Being healthy is a long-term thing. With the right resources you can implement the correct systems that produce long-lasting success.
1. Focus on Home Based Nutrition
When you are committed to hacking health with optimal nutrition, taking full control of what you are putting into your body should start with your meals. If you are ordering out most of your meals you are saving time yet are also losing control of what you are putting into your body. Focusing on having more home based meals will help you hack better nutrition since you can add in all the nutrients you need.
Nutrition Hack: Aim to have 70-80% of your meals come from home made dishes.
2. Focus on Water
The body is over 60% water which means you need it to function properly. Your brain needs water along with the other vital organs that allow you to complete your day to day routines. Ensuring you have enough water in your system will help you curb your appetite and also help your everyday performance. This is one quick fix.
Nutrition Hack: Aim to have at least 2L of water in your diet unless advised otherwise.
3. Focus on Fiber
When it comes to digestion the foods you consume matter. Many of the fiber you get from leafy green vegetables and other fibrous foods will help you absorb nutrients better and assist with passing waste more efficiently. If your diet is lacking fiber you will feel the difference. By having enough you can allow your body to absorb nutrients and excrete waste without much difficulty. This will add in value to long-term health benefits. Keep that in mind.
Nutrition Hack: Aim to have fibrous fruits & vegetables throughout the day to maintain a healthy diet.
4. Focus on Protein
Protein is one of the most important building blocks for muscle in the human body. You need this to maintain muscle mass and by increasing your intake of protein you also are supporting better nutritional goals. If you are not eating enough protein increasing this one macronutrient can aid in fat loss and other health based goals.
Nutrition Hack: Aim to consume protein in each of your meals.
5. Focus on preparation
With the need of scheduling work and play, having things ready and prepared for you will allow you to be more productive in the long run. Nutritionally by having your major meals cooked, stored and sorted when you need a quick snack or a meal on the go you are ready. This is a bonus for any situation since consumption of food at random can make you fall off track. This quick fix requires a bit of time yet saves you countless hours on the backend.
Nutrition Hack: Pick a day to prepare 1 week worth of food or 2-3 days.
If you implement some if not all of the hacks mentioned above you will see your health and fitness soar. It isn’t one magical thing that you need to do. It is a sequence of patterns and behaviours that helps lay the foundation you want to see for health.
And that’s it for today. Be sure to contact us if you have any questions regarding programs in Brampton, Pickering or At Home by visiting WEEKLYWORKOUTS.CA. We are here to help make what you need happen! Feel free to reach out if you have any concerns at all.