Increasing Energy And Stamina When Dieting
posted: Feb 23, 2010.
Wondering how to keep active while lowering your calorie intake? Here are some healthy tips!
Balance is key! If on a minimum of 1,200 calories per day, 50-55% should be coming from carbohydrates, 15-20% from protein, and 25-30% fat.
Ensure that you eat a high fiber, low refined carbohydrate diet: For example, if you're going to eat bread, select 100% whole wheat. Stay away from “white” and “enriched” bread and foods
Eat smaller, frequent meals rather than a few, large meals: It is recommended to eat 3 meals and 2-3 healthy snacks per day. We are not talking snicker bars here! Try an apple or a half a cup of blueberries. This will help maintain blood sugar levels while increasing your satiety.
Stay hydrated: Hydration is vitally important. Drink water prior, during and after exercise. Men on average should consume about 13 8-oz servings of water per day. Women should consume about 9 8-oz servings.
Decrease your caffeine intake: Consume less than 400mg of caffeine per day. If you need caffeine, consume 2 oz every 2 hrs is the best dose of caffeine for energy. Opt for smaller cups of coffee instead of one large one: your body can only process a limited amount of caffeine at a time.
Increase your physical activity: increase your maximum aerobic capacity through your exercise. Exercise improves your mood immediately and it is great for your heart!
We not only help you with keeping your body moving and fluid but can guide you to a better you.
, Eating Healthy