Have you heard the saying “you can’t out-train a bad diet”? Well, we’re here to tell you – it’s true. No matter how much you workout, your bad diet will either catch up with you or hold you back altogether. For people who have eaten a bad diet their entire life, making the transition to a healthier lifestyle can be a little difficult. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. We hear these stories all the time which led us to create a nutrition program in New Braunfels designed to help individuals make the changes they need in simple, manageable ways.
The first adjustment we help individuals make is the amount of water they’re taking in. Water plays an important role in your body. It is needed for all metabolism processes; it keeps cells alive by acting as a transporter for nutrients; it regulates your body temperature; it removes waste products, in particular the byproducts of fat breakdown; and it acts as a lubricant for your joints, brain and spinal cord. The amount of water you should be drinking daily varies depending on who you ask. We like to start people off by encouraging them to drink at least half of their body weight in ounces of water. This is a great starting point for anyone who isn’t used to consuming adequate amounts of water.
In addition to knowing how much water to drink, there are also a few things we recommend to aid with water consumption. First, we recommend carrying a water bottle with you everywhere you go. If your water bottle has a straw, that’s even better! Next, we recommend flavoring water with fresh fruit, mint or cucumber. This is especially helpful for those who find water to be a little boring. Try to drink a cup of water before you leave the house in the morning. Refill your bottle every time you get up to go to the bathroom and be sure to set reminders on your phone.
Next, our nutrition program in New Braunfels shows individuals what their plate should look like with actual measurements of protein, vegetables, and healthy starches. Nutrition is 80% of the battle; implementing the Plate Method will help you ensure you’re consuming more of the good stuff and getting the nutrients your body needs. If you’re not sure what to look for in protein, vegetables and starches, here’s a cheat sheet:
- Protein: lean meats including turkey and chicken
- Vegetables: (non-starchy) broccoli, carrots, green beans, asparagus, cauliflower
- Starches: brown rice, quinoa, beans, sweet potatoes
Be shop you’re shopping the perimeter of the grocery store as this is where you’ll find all of the healthy, fresh whole foods.
Finally, our nutrition program in New Braunfels teaches the 80/20 rule. When adopting a healthier lifestyle it’s important to remember that you don’t have to give everything up. You still need to live! Eat healthy 80% of the time, enjoy yourself in moderation 20% of the time and you’ll achieve the results you’ve been wanting.
Beyond what our program teaches, there’s one thing that we offer that really helps ensure you’re successful: accountability. First, we use MyFitnessPal to log and track food. Logging and tracking your food will help you keep track of calories, macros, and actually give you a glimpse into what you’re consuming. We also track your progress. Forget the scale! The scale isn’t always indicative of progress. To measure accurate results, we use a Fit3D Scan. Our Fit3D Scan provides detailed measurements as well as accurate numbers in regards to body fat percentage. Whether it’s once a week or once a month, we’ll measure your progress and make adjustments (if needed) based on your results.
Our nutrition program in New Braunfels also offers free one-on-one’s with our nutrition coach – you’ll always have someone by your side in your fitness journey. Our nutrition coach will not only work with your nutrition, they’ll encourage you and keep you motivated. You’ll find the support you’ve been missing, the support that’s going to help you achieve the results you’ve been wanting to achieve.
A healthier lifestyle is all about balance. When it comes to making the transition, don’t think of it as “giving stuff up”, think of it as adding to your diet. You’re adding all of the foods that are going to help you lose weight, drop body fat, and essentially add to the quality of your life. When you are ready to make the change, don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. Small changes over time equal big results. Most importantly, you’re not alone. We’re here to help you every step of the way. Your goals are our goals. If you’ve been in search of a nutrition program in New Braunfels, you’ve found it! Contact us today to schedule your free one-on-one and get started!