Eating Intentionally

A lot of people come to me frustrated and discouraged. They’ve been making better choices, eating less and exercising more, but they still aren’t losing weight.

Eating less, though, isn’t necessarily the trick.

A protein bar may seem like a better option than cookies, but some protein bars have just as much sugar.

The trick is eating intentionally.

One of the first steps I take when getting my clients on the path to proper nutrition is having them track their food in MyFitnessPal. MyFitnessPal allows them input their food’s nutritional information and see how it compares to their daily goals. It seems really simple, but there is something really powerful about seeing what you’re eating.

It’s amazing how surprised people are when they see exactly how much sugar is in that protein bar.

After my clients have a grasp on what types of food they should be eating I help them make a nutrition plan outlining how much fat, protein and carbs to have each day.

But I’m just the guide.

The clients who are most successful are the ones who use MyFitnessPal like a map to navigate their daily meals. What I mean by that is they make their food in advance and put all their meal’s nutritional information into MyFitnessPal either the day before or the morning of.

This is one of the most difficult lifestyle changes to make because being proactive about food preparation can be time consuming. A lot of my clients are busy professionals and put their health on the back burner for the sake of family time.

That’s why I started Purefit Meals. Purefit Meals takes the guess work out of food prep by delivering healthy, fresh meals to your front door. It also allows my clients to get the results they want without sacrificing time with their families.

Finding a system that works best for my clients is key, whether that be Purefit Meals or allocating a certain day each week to prepare their food.

The goal is to get them to a place where they know what’s in the food they’re eating so they can take proactive steps to intentionally eat the right food and live leaner, healthier and happier lives.

If you’re having trouble making your meal map, give Columbia Strength and Conditioning a call. We have the trainers and expertise to guide you towards your fitness goals.

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