Supportive Eating For Fitness Hopefuls
1. Supportive eating
2. Aerobic exercise
3. Resistance exercise
Since supportive nutrition is the most confusing of the three elements , you’re about to develop some clarity in preparing and eating “supportive meals.”
The term supportive means coming from nature, meals that are supportive of metabolism, meals that help maintain stable blood sugar levels, meals that provide optimal energy, and meals that provide material from which you’ll build new healthy cells.
In order to get optimal nutrition, nutrition that supports your exercise efforts and your metabolism, you’ll want to get meals frequently throughout the day. When you come to understand that metabolism simply refers to “the speed with which your body burns through food,” you’ll also understand that if you want to speed metabolism, you have to ask the body to process food often.
You should opt for a supportive meal every 3 – 3 1/2 hours. A supportive meal would be made up of the most natural food choices possible. It would be free from hydrogenated fat, low in or free from saturated fat, and free from simple sugar and refined flour. A supportive meal would contain each of the following three elements in visually equal serving sizes:
Steak mince (lean)
Low Fat Cottage Cheese
Whey Protein Powder
Brown rice (basmati, a long grain aromatic rice)
100% Whole Wheat Bread
100% Whole Wheat Pasta
Oatmeal (porridge oats)
Peppers (red, green and yellow)
Supportive meals sample:
Chicken Breast, Baked Potato, Broccoli
A Piece of Fish, Brown Rice, a Green Salad
Egg White Omelet with Spinach and Mushrooms, Oatmeal
Sliced Turkey Breast on Whole Grain Pita w/Tomato, Onion, Sprouts
Warning!! It will take time getting use to eating supportively, especially if you were raised on the idea of breakfast, lunch and dinner. After about a week or two of supportive eating, appetite usually becomes very supportive and an innate intelligence for portion sizes and meal frequency takes over. The change is sometimes challenging, but the benefits far outweigh the efforts.