Back at it again! – Nutrition 102

What up!

Before we get started I just want to apologize for being absent from the blog for awhile. I had some family stuff come up that took a lot of my time. I wont bore you with any details, but I will say this, I had to move for a couple months to help out with the family business.

They run a cold storage rio grande valley company, and needed major help after two people quit on them.

 

I won’t bore you with all the work that entails in working there, but it took A LOT of my time.

Anyway, I had to go back and find out where we left off. If you need a quick refresher, just like I did, you can check it out here.

A brief summary on that post, I talked about my Nutrition 101, which was mainly how after struggling to really understand fitness and nutrition, it all came together with one video I saw one night.

Before I get started on my Nutrition 102 I want to touch on something real quick.  I know that you being here tells me that you are into fitness. I’m guessing that you are just starting out, and stumbled across my blog.

If you were anything like me, frustrated at not getting the results you wanted, don’t beat yourself up. I’m here to say that you can do this.

And this is how..

Nutrition 102

So first thing you have to understand is that there is no bad or good foods. The giant nutrition industry has brainwashed so many of us thinking we can’t eat this, or we can’t eat that. I’m here to tell you that this couldn’t be furthest from the truth.

Now I am not giving you the green light to go and eat everything in sight. But it comes down to one word..

Moderation.

This word will become your best friend.

When following a more “flexible” approach to dieting, you can still enjoy the foods you love to eat, but without the guilt.

You can live by the 80/20 rule, meaning 80 percent of your food is coming from nutritious foods, such as lean proteins, good fats, and easy digestible carbs.

The 20 percent leaves you a little space to enjoy a pop tart, or some ice cream, or a bag of chips that you can’t seem to ever give up.

By following this diet, you won’t have to give up anything.

You see our bodies are machines.

Depending on where you are at, every individual is different, you will need a certain amount of macros that you will have to consume each day.

Macros being

Protein

Fat

Carbs

The other things to consider are make sure you get at least 10 grams of Fiber per 1,000 calories you are consuming, and to get at least 2 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.

I hope this shined some light on the nutrition side for you. It surely did for me.

Oh and about my results, I got shredded!

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