Portland Personal Trainer | What Type of Food to Avoid | Portland, Oregon

There are so many personal trainers, fitness enthusiasts and self proclaimed experts who are telling us what to eat, what to avoid and what is the latest and greatest meal plan. You need to take all of this with a grain of salt, because you need to look at it in a more simplified way. It is always easier to just keep it simple and create ways that will foster success. When someone says they they are not eating gluten, grains, white based products, no sugar, no bread, no pasta, then what are they actually eating. The answer they will say, only fruits, vegetables, and protein. It sounds like a great meal plan to be on, but is this a recipe for success for the average individual who is just starting a fitness program, meal plan or even working with a Portland personal trainer or fitness expert.So what is one to eat? Well, keep it simple! If you know you are over eating, eating the wrong types of foods or you just know what you are eating, then write it down for one week. If that is something that is not feasible, then before you eat something take a quick snapshot in your head of what it is, and what is it mainly composed of. Just keep a tally of how many times you see that same type of food on your plate or how many times you are drinking that coke, beer, alcoholic beverage or fruit juice. In order to set you up for success, you need to start off slow and start modifying what you eat a little bit at at time. If you go all in, there is a high probability that you will fail or get burned out way too quick.Here are some quick tips you can use to help you out: 1. Fruit juices have a lot of sugar, so make sure they are fresh and you don't drink a ton of them in a day.2. Always choose a whole grain, whole wheat or brown rice type of pasta, bread or rice.3. When it comes to meats or proteins, do your best to pick leaner types.4. If you love pork, you need to know that there is a lot of salt in them, which can cause water retention5. Keep your fat intake to a low. Even though you need fat in your diet, it should not represent the main percentage of it.6. Pick restaurants where you can request what they put in your food: how much oil, butter, etc. There are some places that will help you out if you tell them you are trying to lose weight or sticking to a food plan. They should support you!Good luck and if you need extra motivation with your workouts, find a workout partner or make a consultation with your local fitness expert or Portland personal trainer.The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington Street, Suite 137Portland, Oregon 97214(503) 953-0241