Tip from the Trainer Thursday: Nutrition 101 (Part One)

By Robert Reames

When starting a new fitness plan, it’s always important to remember the roles that BOTH nutrition and exercise play in helping you reach your goals.  In this two-part series, I’ll be sharing some basic nutritional knowledge to help you craft a fitness plan that’s right for you.

Hunger Suppressors vs. Hunger Drivers   

-          Always look for a meal structure that keeps you fuller longer opposed to meals that make you exhausted and hungry one hour later (ex: bowl of pasta or rice or carbs)

-     Look for meals that balance blood sugar

Hunger Suppressor

Hunger Driver

Dessert Hunger Suppressors

Super Food Parfait

-          Ingredients:

o   Greek Yogurt

o   Honey

o   Raspberries

o   Chopped pecans

o   Bananas

Dark chocolate: The bittersweet taste of the pure dark chocolate will give you a very satisfied feeling (Eaten in moderation 1-2 times per week)

The Basics of Hunger Hormones

   Functions of Ghrelin, Leptin and Insulin

o   Ghrelin—hormone that tells your body you are hungry

o   Leptin—hormone that tells your body you are full

o   Insulin—fat storage hormone

Robert Reames is a member of the Gold’s Gym Fitness Institute as well the head trainer/nutritionist on “The Dr. Phil Show.”


Posted 2 years ago


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