Something to keep in mind when you are moving forward with your diet is that nutrition varies person to person. A can of tomato soup may be great for some, while it causes the accumulation of fat for others. According to a recently released ground breaking study, the manner in which we metabolize our few items varies heavily from person to person. This underscores the value of tracking your own success and looking to data. I don’t have to remind you how often our guesses our misguided as humans.
Smoothies, Smoothies, Smoothies. The importance of smoothies simply can’t be overstated. You should be consuming, at the minimum, four or five smoothies each week. If you are a tried and true disciple of the BNXH091 diet, nutritional, and fitness philosophy, then you are most likely well aware of the fact that the program preaches balance in all areas of your life. This balance is incredibly important when it comes to your diet and nutritional intake as well. You may be questioning the balance of the nutritional program if we are asking you to consume the same food item, smoothies, up to seven or eight times each week.
But, did you take the time to think about what a smoothie is at its core? It is a medley of various ingredients from an array of food groups. We don’t necessarily recommend eating a single type of smoothie (e.g. banana-strawberry). Instead, it is probably best that you explore the internet and discover five or six balanced and nutritional smoothie recipes that you absolutely love.
Why do you need to love the recipe? You know how people always say find a job you enjoy and you’ll be quite successful. Well, that maxim is especially pertinent to effective diets and nutritional programs. If you despise the food you are eating, then at some point you are going to stop following the rules of the diet. Enjoy what you are eating! This doesn’t mean simply eat anything you enjoy. Several large multi-national corporations make up an oligopoly that controls an alarming number of the food products that you will find within your local grocery store. Many of these food items have been rendered addictive via the inclusion of additives by these corporations’ food chemists. You must wean yourself off these additives!!!
Sorry for the digression, let’s return to the delicious focus of this article: smoothies. Smoothies are such a powerful dieting tool for a number of reasons. Firstly, they are a delicious treat and serve as something you want to eat. Second, they are quite easy to make. If you spend too much time of food preparation, then you are foregoing valuable free time not exercising, sleeping, or meditating. Furthermore, you can include nearly any fruit, vegetable, nutritional powder in these smoothies. The variety and balance that smoothies bring to your diet is huge!
Are you overwhelmed by the sheer number of possible smoothie combinations. No worries, you can visit this site to discover healthy and tasty recipes. Here are a few of the best.
Banana-Peanut butter-Whey Protein
Mango- Banana- Kiwi
It is absolutely important to note that this is not an endorsement to simply go visit your local smoothie shop and get an extra-gargantuan, super-sweet smoothie. These shops, similar to the oligopoly that rules the food industry, add pounds and pounds of sugar to their smoothies. That is not to say that all these shops are bad. There are a select few that operate with your health and welfare in mind, but these are few and far between.
Nutrition is an important aspect of the BNXH091 system. Without concerning yourself by what you put in your body, it would be difficult to take full advantage of the BNXH091’s physical fitness portion. To make sure that all of your physical efforts deliver the intended results, and that you have time to effectively workout, part of the system offers educational tips on quick to prepare meals that are good for your body.
Starting your day off on the right foot and with the right foods can make a difference in whether or not you keep up with the entire BNXH091 system. That makes breakfast a crucial meal, and if you are happy with your meal you will probably be happy going on about your day. A benefit of preparing healthy meals that are also quick to put together is that you can get more sleep when you don’t have to worry about waking up early to prepare a more elaborate (and likely unhealthier) meal.
A quick meal that can be prepared for breakfast is a Chocolate-Blueberry Shake. It is delicious and healthy, especially if you use good ingredients. All you have to do is get 1 packet of chocolate breakfast powder of your preferred brand. Combine it with 1 ½ cups of milk and 1 cup of frozen blueberry. You can even add a scoop of protein powder, which should fill you up and energize you to begin your day.
Another quick breakfast meal is a ‘Cold Pizza’, and it isn’t just leftover pizza from the night before. Instead, you can toast 1 slice of wholegrain bread. After that, top it with 2 tablespoons of ricotta, 1 large fresh basil leaf and 2 slices of tomatoes. Just drizzle some olive oil on it, sprinkle some salt and pepper and enjoy.
Let’s go back to our golfing analogy we previously discussed. Just as in the sport of golf practice and consistency make marginally better each day. You want to keep your swing (eating habits) as similar as possible from a day to day. That’s not to say you have to eat the same meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. But be sure to eat the same quality and family of food. For example, if your body has become accustomed to high quality organic vegetables and dairy, do not shock your system with a bunch fast food! Good night, and good luck.
It is widely known that one of the absolute most important things when it comes to your fitness is what you eat. Making sure to get the right mix of foods is critical to not just losing weight, but maintaining a healthy and robust lifestyle. The perfect balance of nutrients absolutely does vary from person to person.
Generally speaking, a good place to start is ensure you load your diet with the largest possible proportion of whole, unprocessed foods. This should heavily emphasize lean proteins, vegetables, and fruits. On top of that base, make sure to inject your diet with an appropriate amount of whole grains, especially if you exercise regularly – you will need them for the energy. Contrary to popular belief, carbohydrates can be an enormous boon to conscientious consumers who are purposeful about their intake. The most important thing you can do is listen to your body. Know yourself. Pay attention to how you feel when you eat the right things in different proportions and learn exactly what it is you need to eat to feel (and, ideally, look) your best.
What many people do not fully appreciate is that healthy eating habit extend much farther beyond what you eat. Yes, it is critical to cut out the garbage from your diet and feed your body enough of the right nutrients. However, when you eat is also incredibly important.
Feeding your body in regular intervals of 2 to 4 hours will keep your metabolism in overdrive all day long. So long as you’re eating the right stuff in the right portions, you should absolutely feed your body all day long. This does not mean you can throw your caloric budget out the window. What you should throw out is the traditional “breakfast-lunch-dinner” paradigm. Spread those calories out evenly over the course of the day and you will feel less hungry because you will be eating all day long. It is the definition of a winning situation!
BNXH091 nutrition emphasizes embracing six to eight small meals a day for exactly this reason. It helps avoid overeating because it’s been too long since your last meal. It also helps avoid eating too little by holding you accountable to a regular schedule. Eating too little can also be detrimental to your physical health. It can leave you too weak to exercise – or even live – safely, as well as exposes you to the danger of eventually bingeing when you can no longer continue starving yourself.
Throw out your played out and ineffective idea of eating as anything other than what it actually is – fuel for you to live your best life as your best self. Once you’ve done that, it will be easy to prioritize fueling yourself with the best stuff in the best way.
We here at BNXH091 read an article on Nutrition unplugged and fell in love with Terry Walters book “Clean Start”, Inspiring You To Eat Clean And Live Well. Getting to know Terry Walters, Well the virtual version was a pleasure. Hopefully one day we get to meet her in person!
So many recipes to kick off your reading experience and your journey throughout Clean Start, not to mention that everything is separated by season. The theme this time around for Terry Walters is whole local foods i.e. whole grains, fresh produce and healthy fats.
BNXH091 favorite Terry Walters recipe:
Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Peas and Chard (Serves 6)
So here’s how you prepare it!
Boil 1 inch of water in a medium pot with steamer rack, add squash and steam until softens. Then, transfer squash to food processor. Add rice milk, nutritional yeast, miso, garlic powder, salt, nutmeg and process until combination smoothens.
Transfer food processor off and make sure all ingredients are combined into a smooth texture.
Preheat oven to 350 – Lightly oil baking dish
2-1/2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash (about 1⁄2 small squash)
2/3 cup rice milk or water
3 teaspoons nutritional yeast
3 tablespoons chickpea miso
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Generous pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
8 ounces gluten-free macaroni
1 cup peas, fresh or frozen
1 cup shopped green Swiss chard
1/2 cup gluten-free bread or rice crumbs
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for oiling baking dish
This is a great start to nutrition, but you have to remember to keep the core values of our program in mind when choosing, preparing, and eating a meal. Remember to regularize your weekly menu. The recipe above is a great start, but in order to achieve real success you should find a ten to fifteen other delicious, yet nutritional meals you will enjoy. Enjoy! Be sure to visit the other pages focusing on the fitness and mental aspect of the program.