Tone your body and lose weight by adding these foods to your daily rotation!
Protein: Ok, protein is not a food, it's a food group. Almost all foods have some source of protein, but some have more than others. Great options are fish, lean chicken and beef, tofu, tempeh, setain, edamame, lentils and pseudograins like quinoa and amaranth. Your goal is 25 to 40 grams per meal which will help keep you full and provide the protein needed to recover from your workouts and build that sexy toned physique. Your goal is 1.2 to 2.0 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. For a woman who weighs 150 pounds, this means eating between 80 and 136 grams of protein per day, spread throughout the day.
Green leafy vegetables: Add them to smoothies, soups, salads, sandwhiches, scrambles, and stews! Green leafy veggies are so versitile, tasty and will give your metabolism a much needed boost!
Berries: Don't believe the hype! Fruit is not making you fat. Junk food, fast food, snack and processed foods are. Skip the pre-packed snacky snacks and enjoy some berries the next time you feel a mid day slump. Berries have been found to decrease the aborrtion of glucose after your meal and are full of anti-aging antioxidants. Your body ( and skin!) will thank you later.
Avocados/Seeds/Nuts: Avocados are full of healthy fats. Healthy fats are the building blocks for our hormones estrogen and testosterone, both of which plays a role in increasing our metabolism, build muscle and improving your ability to tone our body.
Lentils: Don't sleep on lentils. They are full of plant-based protein, healthy carbs, are iron rich and are SO easy to cook. They are fiber loaded which helps keep you full longer and promotes healthy gut microbiome. They can be made into wraps, waffles, bread, and even pancakes!
Here's a reciple for red lentil wraps: https://elavegan.com/lentil-wraps/
So give these a try! Get creative. There are a ton of recipies out there on youtube, social media, pinterest and good ol' google.
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