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The most important meal of the day…

We’ve all heard it before…or at least you should have.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  And now with the start of school, parents have to rush to get the kids off to school in the morning.  One thing that shouldn’t be rushed is breakfast.  Good nutrition habits are important and instilling them into children is even more important.  But what do we do if the thought of breakfast food doesn’t sit well.  Some people think that they can only eat the traditional foods at breakfast.  Just because its breakfast doesn’t mean that.  It is more important to get the nutritional benefits than it is to make sure you’re having cereal.  I have found this article that sheds some light on some ideas for breakfast.  I hope you enjoy.

Article of the Day

I’m sure that you’ve read recently, the Time Magazine article on why exercise makes you fat. Well, I have a link to another article from John Berardi giving another look at the problem…and offering some solutions for weight loss. Take a look at it here.

Precision Nutrition News

As you are already aware, I follow a lot from the Nutrition site, Precision Nutrition.  Well, one of the ways that I follow them is by reading their newsletter.  I wanted to share this newsletter with you because there was a great article in it talking about One habit at a Time.  John Berardi talks about the book, “The Power of Less,” by Leo Babauta.  In the book there is a chapter on how to create new habits.  The author writes that there are rules to creating new habits:

  1. Select one habit…only one habit per month. You can choose any habit – whatever you think will have the biggest impact on your life.
  2. Write down your plan. You will need to specifically state what your goal will be each day, when you’ll do it, what your “trigger” will be, who you will report to…
  3. Post your goal publicly. Tell as many people as possible that you are trying to form your new habit. I suggest an online forum, but you could email it to coworkers and family and friends or otherwise get the word out to a large group.
  4. Report on your progress daily. Each day, tell the same group of people whether or not you succeeded at your goal.

The article goes on so I recommend checking it out.  Good luck

Precision Nutrition Tip of the Week

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I have a new tip for you this week that I think hits home with a lot of people regarding fruits and vegetables.  People sometimes “beat themselves up” if they can’t get the organic version into their diets.  So instead of getting any fruits and veggies into their diet, they don’t eat any at all.  That is not a recipe for success!! Well, read John Berardi’s new tip of the week here and check out his site for some great nutritional insight.  Good luck…

Tip #6

The Organic Debate

by Dr. John Berardi

The average person should consume two pieces of fruit and three servings of vegetables per day as a minimum. Athletes probably need even more – I recommend 10-15 servings per day for each of my athletes. Expert often spend too much time arguing about organic vs. regular fruits and veggies. I agree that raw, organic fruits and vegetables are best since they have a higher micronutrient count, but any fruits and veggies are better than none! Get sufficient fruits and vegetables in your diet before worrying about whether they’re organic or not. Once you’ve done that, worry on.

These tips are sponsored by Precision Nutrition – my pick for the best nutrition and supplement resource currently available. Containing system manuals, gourmet cookbook, digital audio/video library, online membership, and more, Precision Nutrition will teach you everything you need to know to get the body you want — guaranteed.

Precision Nutrition Tip of the Week

Tip #3
Fish Oil Rules
by Dr. John Berardi

I consider fish oil to be an essential supplement for fat loss. Data from the University of Western Ontario shows that fish oil supplementation increases lean body mass (during non-dieting conditions), increases BMR (by up to 400kcal/day), decreases inflammation, and improves the ratio of fat/carb oxidized (sparing carbs, burning fat). Recommended dose: Start with 6-10g per day of total fish oil (assuming 30% EPA and DHA).

This tip is sponsored by Precision Nutrition – our pick for the best nutrition and supplement resource currently available. Containing system manuals, gourmet cookbook, digital audio/video library, online membership, and more, Precision Nutrition will teach you everything you need to know to get the body you want — guaranteed.

Nutrition Tip of the Week 2

Tip #2
The Sunday Ritual
by Dr. John Berardi

To ensure that good foods will be available when you need them, use the Sunday Ritual. This is performed by setting aside three hours every Sunday to write out your menu for the week, shop for the week, and prepare your meals for the week. Cook all the meat, chop all the vegetables, measure out all the yogurt and/or cottage cheese, and distribute all the powders. Have them ready and set aside so that you can grab them in the morning and bring them with you regardless of what your day holds in store for you.

This tip is sponsored by Precision Nutrition – our pick for the best nutrition and supplement resource currently available. Containing system manuals, gourmet cookbook, digital audio/video library, online membership, and more, Precision Nutrition will teach you everything you need to know to get the body you want — guaranteed.

Precision Nutrition Tip of the Week

In my attempt to share the best information with you, I am starting a nutrition tip of the week for you to read and follow.  These tips are from John Berardi and Precision Nutrition.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do sharing them with you.

Tip #1
Eat Pasta… Carefully
by Dr. John Berardi

As a God-fearing Italian, I have to admit that I love pasta. But, as a gut-fearing weight lifter and athlete, I definitely have to choose the lower GI, nutrient dense whole-wheat variety. During training phases that require or allow for higher carbohydrate intake (higher volume training) I’ll eat one whole-wheat pasta meal per day. During other phases (like where I’m trying to lose fat), the pasta stays on the shelf in favor of a higher lean protein, good fat, and fruit and veggie intake.

This tip is sponsored by Precision Nutrition – our pick for the best nutrition and supplement resource currently available. Containing system manuals, gourmet cookbook, digital audio/video library, online membership, and more, Precision Nutrition will teach you everything you need to know to get the body you want — guaranteed.