As we enter October, the road ahead is full of joyous holidays and many opportunities to get family and friends together. The glue that holds holiday gatherings together is the food. I will also admit that during the holidays, we can often lose track of eating healthier options and going straight for the good stuff.
Pay your Body Back
Working in a personal training studio, we never lose sight of fueling our bodies with healthy options in moderation. We are blessed to have a variety of meals at our finger tips as well as healthy bodies to power us through anything.
reBalance Can Help
Don’t get sucked into the holiday frenzy of diving head first into desserts, grease, and loads of carbs, but instead plan out your meals in advance to achieve your dietary needs. We are fortunate enough to offer services to our clients from our nutritionist and dietician. reBalance is the perfect fitness studio if you are looking to prioritize your health and well-being. We are here to help whether it is in the gym or the kitchen.
As a personal trainer, we understand that your performance in the gym is directly related to how you are fueling your body in preparation. Undereating results in quicker exhaustion, light headedness, as well as body fat clinging instead of being burnt off. It is recommended that you try and eat the appropriate number of calories your body needs in order to start burning the fat.
It isn’t an easy road cancelling out junk foods and starting from scratch with healthier options. I wanted to cover some recommendations about starting off on the right foot with your nutrition journey. Carbs should be about 45-65%, protein should be 10-15%, and fats should be 15-35% of your daily calories. Calories may be adjusted depending on training status and physical activity.
Envision a well-balanced plate containing protein products such as meat, eggs, or plant-based, include some fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Once you get through the first week, your body will feel properly fueled and you can become adjusted to getting into the pattern of eating balanced.
Fun Fall Recipe
As I mentioned before, the road ahead is filled with Holidays, starting with Halloween. Get a grasp on that self-control and stay out of those candy bowls! Here is a fun, yet healthy holiday recipe to try out this fall season: Roasted Honey nut Squash
- 2 medium honeynut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
- 4 teaspoons butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 teaspoons pure maple syrup (Optional)
Step 1: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Step 2: Arrange squash halves cut-side up on a baking sheet. Place 1 teaspoon butter in each cavity. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cinnamon. Roast until tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Drizzle with maple syrup, if desired.