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SUPER FOODS THAT ENHANCE OUR WORKOUT

When we start an exercise routine, it is a given that we should choose healthy high protein foods to enhance our workout. At Whole Fitness Canada, our personal trainers in Mississauga and Oakville are quite knowledgeable when it comes to nutrition. These highly qualified trainers can help us create a menu plan that will boost our energy and put back the protein lost in working out.

We often hear it said by trainers to eat a hard boiled egg after we workout even though eggs are given a bad rap because of the high cholesterol found in yolks. The reason for this suggestion is that eggs are high in protein, which our bodies are robbed of during our vigorous workout routine. Eggs also make us feel fuller so we eat less throughout the day.
Regarding lunch or dinner meals we can choose lean proteins like chicken breast, turkey, tuna packed in water or salmon which contains (good) fatty proteins. Lentils and black beans are a wise choice for vegans. Vegetable choices are relatively easy; the darker the color of the vegetable, the more chocked full of vitamins they are.

When we begin to lose weight, some of us will see more prominence in cellulite, making it appear as if we are actually gaining weight. To reduce cellulite, watermelon is one of the best foods we can eat. Because of its high water content, watermelon helps to boost metabolism as well as hurry along most of our other routine bodily functions. Therefore, watermelon for breakfast is an excellent and light meal before the workout.

We have all heard the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” well an apple before a meal will help us lose weight as well. Studies show that individuals, who ate an apple before a meal, ate fewer calories than those who didn’t.

Fiber is an extremely important part of our diet, especially when we are trying to lose weight. Because of the high fiber content, oatmeal in the morning or as a snack is an excellent choice to help us feel fuller which reduces our calorie intake.

One of the most touted super foods is blueberries. High in antioxidants, they make an excellent snack on their own or as a topping for our favorite cereal. An added bonus of making blueberries part of our regular diet is they enhance the appearance of our skin.

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