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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
How are your New Years resolutions going? "Eat right" is good advice, but sometimes easier said than done. Eating at the right time and making the right choices can be a challenge but keeping your body and metabolism functioning optimally to fuel your body is essential. There are certain times that are best to eat.
Exercise is essential and studies show that exercise in the morning has its advantages. If you are getting up to exercise, lemon in water is a great pre-workout drink as it hydrates you and lemon is great for your body pH! If you are exercising for 45 minutes or less, exercising on an empty stomach increases fat burning as it uses stored fat for energy. Right after exercise, the best time to refuel is 30 to 45 minutes after you finish. I love green smoothies as they have healthy carbohydrates that we need to replenish glycogen stores with an added punch of protein (for my fav smoothie protein sources email firstname.lastname@example.org) that your muscles are looking for. Remember a good post workout meal consists of healthy carbohydrates with a shot of protein, fat and fiber! Your breakfast will dictate how the rest of your day plays out hunger wise. If you have refined carbohydrates for breakfast you will chase your hunger all day long so combining a good breakfast with healthy choices throughout the day is key. A protein shake with some dairy free milk, essential fats and fibre is a great meal that will set you up for a good day blood sugar wise and it will help shrink that insulin meter or muffin top around the middle!!!
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