(Closed) Energy Foods

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@s_h_e_l_b_s: For lunch I eat a really big salad, using baby spinach, carrots, red pepper, cucumber, dried cranberries, pecans, and croutons. I usually eat a skim milk cheese string with it and that keeps me satisfied for a while!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

For me it’s always a lack of protein that makes me tired. I don’t eat red meat or pork so this has been a challenge for me since I was young. I like to add protein and iron by eating a lot of legumes, nuts, organic peanut butter, and especially spinach. I have diced almonds and pecans handy to add into salads and they also add flavour too 🙂

For days that I don’t have time or access to whole foods and solid healthy meals I always make sure to supplement with a protein shake. I have some low calorie whey powder that I blend with skim milk, ice, and sometimes fruits. In the mornings if I skip breakfast I make one of these shakes and add a banana to start my day of with a good metabolism boost (the potassium in the banana does this!). Apples also help to wake a person up in the morning and give you some electrolytes.

For days that you are using more energy (ie: if you play sports, have a hard core work out etc.) make sure not to cut out your healthy carbs. Carbohydrates help to give your body essential fuel, and although some people say they pack on the pounds, they can actually help your weight loss if taken in properly. For increased energy from carbs you should consume things like beans, low fat dairy, and whole wheat breads or wraps.

Hope this helps 🙂

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