Many people talk about wanting a better physique, however following through on what it takes to get that ROCKIN' BOD takes developing new lifestyle habits. It honestly doesn't take more time to eat well, just thoughtful planning and understanding that what you put into your body will show externally.
A nugget of advice from trainer Jonathan Ross, two-time Personal Trainer of the Year Award-Winner (ACE and IDEA), "One bad meal won't transform your body, just like one good meal won't equal immediate results; the body builds itself from habit." At the Telluride WOW Fitness Festival, Jonathan offered up his rules for eating healthy practice for life!
Habits for the long haul - ALWAYS
Eat Veggies and Protein at Every Meal: We're not talking fried, cheese-covered, or canned vegetables, either. Not only are fresh veggies rich in vitamins and antioxidants, but also, the water and fiber content can provide the feeling of being full. If the idea of eating veggies all day long makes you gag, then get over it, says Jonathan. "Healthy food tastes boring for a little while. Your taste buds adapt." Alongside those veggies, make sure you have protein. Jonathan cites several studies showing that a diet rich in protein helps control cravings while also helping build lean muscle mass, adding to the body's fat-burning potential.
PowerFit Tips – On Sunday, prepare one or two dishes for the week; and pre-package snack and smoothie contents to grab on-the-go. Contact ASH for details.
Do Your Best & NEVER is the Best Option
Eat sugars or grains at night: While Jonathan is a huge fan of whole grains, he says to avoid them at night, along with sugar and starches. Just like trainer Bob Harper, Jonathan believes that breakfast should be the heartiest meal of the day; from there, gradually lighten as you get closer to dinner.