Food: the good and the bad

The Food and the Bad!

It’s important to know that food is fuel for your body. It’s something we all take advantage of at times. It’s the only source of energy. We need to eat to build muscle, gain strength, build bone density, and have energy.

Just think of those times when you didn’t eat much in the day. You become lethargic, no energy, and you start reaching for junk food because your body is crying for help. So please do not think starving yourself is the answer.

Now, depending on what your goals are, change the game plan. If you want to lose weight – the answer is to burn more calories than you eat. That doesn’t mean, stop eating! You have to eat to workout, walk, work, or have sex. Lol.

If you want to build muscle – the more protein in your system, the better your muscles need that protein to be actual grow and become stronger. You’ll be on a different plan than the previously mentioned.

If you want to maintain – we need to find a balance that works with your body. Which means keep eating what your body craves and maintain your plan. I personally don’t like keto, paleo, Adkins, or any other “diet” out there. You should only limit
your body to types of food if your allergic; you hate it, give you cramps or diarrhea.

Everything should be in moderation. Even carbs! What?!? That’s right; why give up carbs. Your body needs carbs to give you energy. BUT! You can’t go out and have all the carbs and sugar you can eat! Again, everything in moderation.

Also, I know it’s trending to be a vegan or vegetarian. That’s great! And ok to do, but make sure your blood type will work and except those conditions. I can only say from experience- I’ve tried it all to know the differences. My blood type (O positive) can only maintain a meat-eater status.

Trust me when I say NO ONE WANTED TO BE AROUND ME when I tried the other two. Lol.

If you’re trying to change things up and go a different way, either get a blood test, check your vitamin levels and try it out for 30 days. If your body is responding well to the switch, most likely, you can proceed.

If you are willing to check your vitamin levels, please do. A lot of us lack in magnesium, sodium, potassium, and vitamin D3. These are very important to your health.

I’ll make a list of vitamins I would recommend and also send out a list of foods that I love and would recommend.
I’ll be updated this list monthly, as well.

I hope all is well, and the workouts are treating you well.

I know the time on the videos may be longer than expected. The time will get shorter because you’ll get stronger, and I’ll be adding more workouts (15,30,60), so you can choose if you only have time for a quick workout.

Good choices per meal:

  • If you can, please buy organic, grass-fed, grass-finished meats.
    3oz-4oz – lean protein/meal – chicken, turkey, beef, fish, eggs, (lentils, quinoa, nut butter, tofu – vegan/Vegetarian)
  • 1/2 cup – Veggies – Squash, zucchini, bok chow, steamed spinach, swish chard, asparagus, Red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup – sweet potatoes, potatoes, quinoa, rice, wild grain rice, couscous
  • Healthy fats – half avocado, a piece of dark chocolate, three teaspoons Chia seeds, tablespoon coconut or olive oil,
  • 1/2 cup Fruits – limited and before 3 pm – Pineapple, apple, avocado, blueberries, grapefruit, strawberries, blackberries cranberries

Great breakfast choices:

  • Avocado toast with hard-boiled eggs
  • hard-boiled eggs
  • Oatmeal – cinnamon, hemp seeds, almond/coconut milk, one teaspoon honey
  • Sourdough with almond/peanut butter

Great snack choices:

  • hard-boiled eggs
  • tuna or chicken salad with crackers
  • Handful of almonds
  • 2oz lean protein – chicken, tuna, turkey, fish
  • Apple with one tablespoon of nut butter
  • collagen water or coffee

Great lunch choices:

  • One can of tuna with crackers
  • Chicken salad with eggs, nuts, chia seeds,
  • 3oz lean protein with quinoa

Great dinner choices:

  • 3oz lean protein (not the same protein as you had in the morning)
  • 1/2 cup – brussles sprouts with olive oil
  • 1/2 cup – sweet potatoes

If you can, add collagen into your breastfast foods or coffee, always change up your protein throughout the day. Your body needs to fight to burn it off; don’t allow your body to know what protein is coming.

Xoxo Chrissy