MPower Fitness Nutrition Advice: How to Fuel Your Body

How you fuel your body will affect the way that it performs. Whether running a marathon or lounging in bed, nutrition is essential for living life to its fullest potential. You can prepare for any occasion with proper nourishment.

Nutrition is a science. Without it, you're doomed to failure. Your body will not function as well as possible, and your brain won't work at the level it needs to achieve your goals. You need food daily if you want your life to go smoothly from day to day.

Nutrition is crucial for a healthy, prosperous life. It provides the necessary nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs to function correctly.

Your MPower Fitness coaches do more than just help with your fitness training, we’ll make sure you’re eating right, and eating healthy from day one!


Understanding Calories

Energy is measured in calories, so understanding how many calories you consume can help determine your risk for obesity. A person's basal metabolic rate (BMR) influences their daily caloric needs. In short, the BMR tells us what our body burns to stay alive in its resting state.

It does not consider an activity or other factors like pregnancy to increase one's need for more fuel and water. To calculate an approximation of BMR: 1 kilocalorie = 1000calories; if we assume someone takes 2000 steps per day on average and weighs 150 pounds, they will burn about 1250kcals/day at rest, which means they have a daily intake of only 250 Kcal.


What is protein

Protein is an essential building block of life, and we get it from all sorts of foods.
Protein gives your muscles the power to contract and relax; this keeps you moving without straining or getting hurt.

The lack of protein can lead to severe issues like a loss of muscle mass which makes everyday tasks difficult and could result in increased pressure on joints leading to arthritis later down the road. Protein helps with weight management by keeping hunger at bay when levels are low - try adding more beans (high-protein) into soups for extra staying power.


What are good sources of protein?

A diet rich in protein is essential to build muscle. Among the best sources are:

Beef and other meats like lamb, pork, bison
Eggs packed with 6 grams each, so you only need one or two eggs a day for ten total grams. If you can't eat them, they have egg whites too that work as a superb substitute.
Chicken provides lots of lean meat without all those calories from fat found on most cuts of red meat, which means less cholesterol and heart disease risk.


Are there any ways to increase your protein intake?

Eating more protein-rich foods will help you get necessary muscle repair and growth. Protein is essential for all cells to function correctly. Still, it's imperative when working out regularly because of the wear and tear that muscles can sustain during exercise without proper nutrition. With this in mind, here are some suggestions as to how one might eat more protein


What is the purpose of fat in your diet?

What would be the best diet for you?

Your MPower Fitness coaches will help create nutritional plans for you depending on your goals and preferences. If weight loss is a goal, it may make sense to limit dietary fat intake, but if maintaining health or increasing endurance are priorities in one's life, fats will often play an important role.

Fats provide a range of nutrients that can assist with overall wellness--they're essential components of cell membranes and hormones like testosterone. They also tend to have lower calorie counts than other macronutrients such as protein and carbs, making them appealing when managing body composition goals.

Understanding good fats and where to find them

Fats are an essential part of our diet and serve several functions. Omega-3, found in fish oil or ground flaxseed, will keep your brain healthy by producing neurotransmitters like serotonin to regulate moods and avoid depression.

The best sources for good fat appear in Avocados, Almonds, Walnuts, but you won't find these anywhere near fast-food restaurants where most people automatically order the deep-fried, greasy fries.


Carbohydrates are not your enemy

The fact that carbohydrates are not your enemy is something you may have never considered. They provide a significant amount of fuel for the body to use and digest quickly, immediately boosting energy levels.

Carbohydrates help regulate hormone secretion, so consuming them can prevent hormonal imbalances like menstrual cramps or depression. When it comes to weight loss, try lowering calories instead of reducing food intake rather than eliminating carbs from your diet altogether-you'll be happier with this approach.


Good Sources of Carbs

Good carbs are an essential part of any diet. They provide energy and essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and fiber that the body needs to function correctly. Some good carbohydrate sources include whole grains such as brown rice or quinoa; beans help with digestion.

But have a lower glycemic index than potatoes for those who suffer from blood sugar issues, diabetes, lentils, nuts seeds, and fruit in moderation.

It's best not to go overboard with fructose-rich fruits, especially if you consume other healthy foods high in carbohydrates; vegetables without skin.

When eaten alone or with sides, these are less starchy and will make you feel fuller for longer.


Low-carb diets can help you lose weight.

A low-carb diet can be a great way to lose weight, but only if you're following the right one. It might seem like everyone has their own opinion on how best to eat for weight loss.

But it's not enough just knowing what needs cutting from our diets or which products are healthier than others; there is no such thing as "one size fits all." So many factors go into a person's body type that some strategies will work better for other people, more so than they would themselves.


Mastering Portion Control

Mastering portion control can be a difficult task, but your MPower Fitness coaches can walk you through it. First, let's define what "portion" means: portions are the amount of food you put on your plate at every meal, and in turn, this is how much that person should eat to maintain their weight or lose lbs if they need to.

The problem with figuring out how many calories we're consuming when it comes to eating our meals is because everything has so many different amounts per serving size- not just for foods like rice but also things such as milk.

What may seem like two servings could only end up being one - all depending on which measurement system was used by the company who makes these products, ounces vs. cups. To figure out an approximate number.

Eating until you are "full" is not the best way to determine your portion size. Our recommendation is to use the most convenient and personalized measurement tool at your disposal: your hands.

Calculate your vegetables by balling up your fist.

Did you know that your fist is the perfect size to determine how much vegetables one would need? For instance, if a person's hand can fit at least four fingers into their balled-up fist, they should be eating between two and three cups of fruit or veggies.
Use your cupped hand to determine your carbs.

Consuming enough water will help you lose weight while also keeping your skin looking young.

Drinking water may be one of the easiest ways to lose weight, and these benefits extend beyond your waistline. People who drank more water had a lower risk for skin aging than those who consumed less liquid. Drinking enough fluids is an excellent way to support a healthy life and nourish all the vital systems in your body.

So when they say water is life — they meant it literally!

Conclusion

Healthy living begins with a proper diet. With the help of your MPower Fitness coach, you can learn which foods are best for your health and lifestyle goals.

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