We all have bad weeks where we don’t have motivation to eat healthy or work out consistently. But it’s important to find foods we love that also fuel our bodies. Once you jump start your metabolism, you’ll find it easier to work out and eat healthy.
Lean protein: This includes: chicken, fish, eggs, dairy and soy. If you’re vegan/vegetarian, make sure your soy products are organic and don’t contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Choose protein wisely, but include it in every meal.
Yogurt: Consuming calcium through yogurt may reduce the fat absorption of other foods, making it harder to gain weight. Be sure to check how much sugar is in your favorite brand. Opt for Greek yogurt because it’s contains more protein, which fuels your body longer and contains less sugar.
Berries: The antioxidants found in strawberries helps your body fight against diabetes and nervous system disorders. The sweetness in strawberries and blueberries can trick your taste buds to decrease your cravings for sugar.
Spinach: This leafy green has more health benefits than other greens. It’s a powerful source of folate, a B vitamin that helps with weight loss. It contains nutrients linked with fighting cancer, preventing Alzheimer’s, and protecting your liver. Another benefit, it’s loaded with potassium, which helps your muscles. Get your Popeye on!
I hope you all find the motivation and inspiration from this post to fuel your bodies with energy, nutrients and love. Enjoy the weekend and I will talk to you on Monday.