I hired a sports nutrition coach, Kelli from Apex Nutrition, last summer and it has been a fantastic experience. So much so I have partnered with Kelli.
Much of what Kelli has taught me has been very common sense approach to eating right. A long the way I picked up some valuable tips on dealing with my intake of foods. I am going to share a few below.
Not eating more than I need to
- Hire a nutritionist to discover what your Resting Metabolic Rate is so you know how much you should be eating in calories per day
- I log everything I consume (Some days) so I can make sure I am not overspending my calorie budget
- I plan meals in advance so I don’t have to over think my meals an leave anything to chance
Know what to eat and drink
- Foods high in fiber will help curb appetites (Organic Fruits and Vegetables along with Whole Grains)
- Good fats will help you feel full longer (Extra Virgin Olive and Coconut Oil along with Flax seed and Fish Oil)
- Drinking at least 2 liters of water a day and not consuming beverages with empty calories
Know when to eat
- Eating several small meals a day spaced approx 2 hours apart can do wonder for digestion and metabolism
- Not eating 2-3 hours before going to bed
- Not eating 1-2 hours before a work out or race
- Not skipping meals especially breakfast
Changing your diet is never an easy task and I have tried many things to keep from pigging out. While I was doing many of things above I still struggled to loose or keep weight off. What it boiled down to was portion control.
If you are frustrated with your diet and food choices don’t despair, Hire Kelly!
Until the next tip have a great ride,