But when it comes to nutrition, there needs to be a balance between variety and predictability. Most people like variety- when it is planned out. We need lots of different foods for optimal nutrition. Unfortunately many of us get in the same rut of no breakfast, massive "salad" at the local eatery for lunch, and then a dinner consisting of half a cow, a plate of noodles and...oh yeah, some veggies on the side that aren't touched until they are tossed into the garbage.
But there are foods that can help stimulate your metabolism to use more fat at rest. Remember, that every time you eat, your metabolism is elevated for a period of time due to the increased energy required to break down and absorb food. This is called the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF)
So between eating frequently throughout the day and eating protein frequently we keep your energy levels high, we keep your muscles fueled with good, slow digesting carbohydrates. You muscles are able to function because of all the vitamins and minerals in you're getting in your fruits and veggies and your drinking lots of water.
See, great health isn't that tough.
- 5-8 servings of fruits and veggies per day
- 4-6 meals per day
- Protein with every meal (i.e. meat, jerky, beans, nuts, dairy)
- Sprouted whole grains (Ezekiel 4:9 bread)
- Exercise at least 3 times per week including weight lifting and cardiovascular exercise for 15-20 min/day