1.PLAN AHEAD by setting limits and preparing your mind for portion control and choices
2.EAT BREAKFAST and have a satisfying snack to keep your hunger in check and minimize temptations
3.DRINK WATER to keep you feeling fuller
4.PRACTICE PORTION control and stop eating when you feel full
5.BRING A DISH that is healthy to insure you have something to eat of your choice
6.MOVE AROUND and do not sit at the table to keep you tempted to munch on food.
Caffeine… Caffeine is helpful but if we rely on it heavily it can mask how our food works or doesn’t work for us. After all, shouldn't food be our primary energy source? It is a drug like alcohol to be used wisely. When the last time you went off it intentionally and entirely for a while??? For stronger living,Tanner Shultz
MY JOB as a health and fitness coach is to… · Inspire and educate with insightful and applicable health and fitness content that improves lives. YOUR JOB as an interested person in health and fitness is to… · is to let me know if I’ve done mine. *Why I do it: I’m a recovering sugar addict. I bombed at 2 of my 3 marathons. I’ve found a better way to perform at my best.
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In this on going series of posts that cover nutrition and diet for college athletes we have talked already about how well athletes actually eat (or at least think they do), and of the critical importance of fueling up with a big breakfast.Today we are going to dive into something that is even more important, not only for high performance on the field and in the field, but in terms of, like, living.And that is the topic of water.
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