With every training program session, Fleet Feet Murfreesboro provides a nutrition seminar for those transitioning into a healthier lifestyle. Last night I conducted what was possibly the best one yet! Did you know most cereals call for a serving size of 3/4 cup of cereal and 1/2 cup of milk. Most people pour at least double the cereal and, with that, roughly 25% more milk. While I’m sure this may seem like a skimpy breakfast, it’s because it is! This doesn’t mean it’s okay to have double the cereal and 25% more milk, though. This means you’ve got room to add more food groups to your breakfast! Try adding a piece of fruit or even creating a parfait out of your breakfast! Greek yogurt has twice the protein of milk, making it much more satisfying. Plus, parfaits can make it seem like a treat for breakfast!
A lot of times just making minor tweaks to your daily diet are all you need to successfully be on your way to a healthier lifestyle. The following are some main takeaways mention last night:
¨DON’T self create a diet
-Unless you are a dietitian, use a researched diet or (even better) see a Registered Dietitian.
¨Eat Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Queen, Dinner like a Pauper
-In reference to Nancy Clark, start your diet at Dinner.
¨Stop looking at food as fattening
-Excess calories make you fat. Not carbohydrates. Not fat. Not protein. Excess calories and low quality foods are what you can attribute to an expanding waistline.
¨Invest in top performance
-Think of your performance when you are eating. If you eat well, you can run well.
¨Choose 3/5 food groups
¨Enjoy your favorites
¨Write it Down
¨Think: Fit, Healthy, Lean
-Forget skinny. Skinny is a body type. There are numerous body types out there and many are not built to transform into “skinny.” Make being healthy your #1 goal.