What is Eating Healthy

stirfryHealth practitioners are always saying, eat healthier, but what does that actually mean. Us Portland personal trainers here at The Art of Personal TrainingĀ are going to give you three basic rules you can follow when you want to eat healthier, cleaner improve your overall food intake.

  1. You want to be able to identify the foods that you are eating on your plate. Yes, scalloped potatoes are amazing, but you cannot identify every item that goes into making that dish. When you are eating broccoli steamed or even with a little bit of seasoning, you know what you are eating.
  2. Do you best to stay away from the whites. What does this mean? Stay away from foods that contain refined sugars and are processed. A lot of this can come in boxes or quick foods that you can prepare. In addition, fast food falls into this category. We are not saying that all fast food is bad or all boxed food is bad, but if you are trying to improve your health, fitness and wellness, then sticking with this foods as your main source of food intake, is going to hinder your progress.
  3. Start to drink more water! No, sweet water or crystal lite does not count. I mean, a nice cold glass of water! Water is the best diuretic, the best fluid you can put in your body and it extremely healthy! Why not drink more of it. It is shocking when you hear adults saying that they do not like water. How can you not like it if it does not taste like anything. I am sure people will argue you that sentence.
These are pretty basic rules. What we would suggest is to start off with this. Don't measure out your portions, when you feel that you are abiding by the rules, then you can start looking at the quantity of food you are ingesting. Before you have that second helping, wait at least 30 minutes, if you are still starving, then go for it. Just remember, there is not bad or super horrible food out there; it is how it is prepared!The Art of Personal Training by Kisar Dhillon107 SE Washington StreetSuite 137Portland, Oregon 97214503-953-0241