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Basic Diet Rules To Live By

Thanks BreakingMuscle, you hit the nail on the head.  There’s really not all that many tricks, you just gotta do. Find the top 5 tips below. 

http://breakingmuscle.com/healthy-eating/stop-trying-to-hack-your-diet

5 Things You Should Do

There are a few hack-less practices that should be bedrocks for anyone on an eating plan for whatever goal. These are universal, simple, and timeless. With consistency, discipline, and persistence they will become second nature and easily added to any lifestyle situation.

 

  1. Clean up – You already know what to do when it comes to practicing healthy eating habits. Cut out the highly processed stuff, eat real, whole foods, and get a good variety form all macronutrient categories: lean proteins, complex, fibrous carbs, and healthy fats should top your grocery list. And one more note: go easy on the supplements—a little goes a long way.
  2. Prioritize protein – It’s a big ol’ no-brainer that you need to put protein at the top of your list. This is a cold, hard fact regarding any goal you set out to achieve. Protein builds muscle, provides satiety, and keeps your metabolism churning toward the positive direction. Determine protein needs (about one gram per pound of bodyweight) and then everything else will follow.
  3. Carb wisely – No longer seen as the bane of a dieter’s master plan, carbs are a necessary tool for the highly trained. As your body’s preferred source of energy, you’ll need to regulate the right amounts in order to practice responsibly. As a starting point go with between one and two grams per pound of bodyweight.
  4. Fat Is friendly – As the proverbial cat has ran out of the bag, fat is no longer the enemy it was once perceived to be. Healthy sources such as nuts, olive oil, nut butters, and avocado can benefit any eating plan due to their power to fuel workouts, create satiety, and provide certain hormone regulation which is key to a healthy metabolism.
  5. Relax – Lastly, try not to sweat the small stuff. Needling too much in the weeds of your diet will only leave you frustrated, overwhelmed and fed up. Once you decide on a diet plan, stick to it for a significant length of time. Time will be your best indicator of its success or failure.

Suitcase Kitchen: Stuffed Pork

Happy new year!  Yes, it’s still an appropriate pleasantry as this is my first real post of 2017.  I gather a mess of you are in the midst of a New Year’s Resolution or just trying to pick up the pieces after a messy (read: fun) holiday season.  I fall into the latter category.  Every year.

No need for excessive motivational words.  Long and short: Prepare.   There’s simply no better return on investment that having quality meals available.  You’ll be better in the gym, better at work, patient with your spouse, kids and will miraculously learn calculus.  I like pork, here’s a recipe.

If you need some motivation, check out my last motivational video regarding fitness communities.  We’re here for you.


I’ve been a little lazy on my posting in this space, but I remain pretty active on Instagram (@suitcasefitness) – follow me there.

Keep at it!

–  SF

Swamp Rabbit Crossfit – Greenville, SC – @swamprabbitcrossfit

An excessively delayed flight and a buddy living in Greenville, SC gave me an extra day to explore and drop in to Swamp Rabbit Crossfit.  All in all, this place has it down and makes business travel drop ins reallllly easy.

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Crossfit Belmont – Charlotte, NC – @cfbelmont

After a brief stint as part of an internal team at my company, I’m back out in the field.  And that means more drop ins…and more t-shirts.  I could make a quilt at this point…

Back to Charlotte and thankful to stretch my catchment a little further west of the airport to land at Crossfit Belmont.  If you’re in and out of Charlotte, want to get a workout in with a nice bunch of folks and not be a sweaty mess on the return flight, CF Belmont is your answer.

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Forever Young Crossfit – Orlando, FL – @foreveryoung_crossfit

Never has business travel felt like a vacation. Overwhelmingly, the credit goes to the coaches and members at Forever Young Crossfit for making my past 3 days in Orlando so enjoyable.
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Paleo Beef Jerky Bar – Suitcase Kitchen Episode 3!

Meat in a nutrition bar?  EPIC does it, so why can’t I?

Preparation is the most important aspect of maintaining your healthy lifestyle.  Whether that’s looking like a drifter with a car full of gym clothes, changes of clothes and shower necessities or just having a quick go-to snack in your bag to avoid poor food choices, there’s no axiom more crucial to supporting your healthy behavior and keeping you on track.

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