This week we’ll be discussing the difference between complex and simple carbohydrates. Simple carbs are found in food or drinks high in sugar, such as soda, juice, candy, etc., white bread, white potatoes, pastries, etc. While complex carbohydrates are found in foods such as vegetables, beans, oatmeal, whole wheat bread, sweet potatoes, etc. We can see clear differences between the simple and complex carbohydrate foods just based on what they are and their impact on your heal
Shout out to client Sabreen who has lost 4 lbs in her first month with online programming with ABF Athletics! Averaging 1 lb a week this progress is right on track to a healthy weight loss. Sabreen is making the efforts to keep a regular exercise program and keeping track of her calorie intake. Keep up the great work Sabreen!
Why sticking with your training and nutrition is important. Some days are tough. Some weeks are tough. Sometimes you want to give up. Sticking with your training/nutrition and keeping focus on your goals can be difficult. Whether it’s because your workout is tough or you’ve hit a plateau in your progress, giving up can seem like a favorable option. We all have roadblocks that are trying to stop us from focusing on our goals. You may have already experienced a roadblock when d
Love mac and cheese but can’t fit in into your calories? Here’s a delicious recipe with a great balance of carbs, fats, and protein! Ingredients: 2 boxes Kraft mac and cheese 1 lb 93% ground turkey meat 1 bundle green onions diced ~1/2 cup milk (2% or lower) ~1/2 cup margarine or butter substitute Your favorite vegetable - depending on what kind (I like broccoli or peas) will depend on how much you will need - but try to aim for 1 serving of vegetable per serving of macaroni
Happy Sunday! Last week we discussed food meal prepping. However, in order to know what calories you are eating, you must need to know how to read a food label. Although they are working on changing the food labels to more the amount of sugar, how many calories, and how many servings more obvious, we will be going over our current food label. Here’s a label for a Clif bar. - The first thing we will look at is what a serving size is and how many servings per package there are.
What you eat will be a determining factor when working on your fitness goals. Whether you be working on losing weight, gaining strength and muscle, or simply wanting to live healthier. You work in the gym will only be reinforced with a good diet. Without it, your hard work can go to waste. Meal prepping can be the answer to being sure your nutrition is in check. Why is preparing your meals ahead of time that important? Having your food prepared ahead of time can help you from