What you eat before, during and after your workout can greatly affect how well you perform. If you don’t get enough energy in your diet, you will feel very weak and tired. If you want to be fit, you need to eat fit. Check out some foods that fit people like to eat!
1. Leafy greens
Kale, spinach, romaine, collards, beet greens, chard and all other leafy greens will help you achieve and maintain a fit body. Low in calories, full of fiber, and high in Vitamins C, A, B and E, leafy greens are also a great source of iron to keep you healthy and energized. Moreover, all of these nutrients ward off disease, fight fat, nourish your cells and give you energy.
2. Nonfat Greek yogurt
Nonfat Greek yogurt is one of my favorite foods and such a good source of lean protein. It works in many ways to keep you fit. The healthy bacteria fight diseases and help fight bad bacteria in your body, which can make you sick and can also cause sugar cravings. The healthy bacteria also help with bloating, digestion and have been statistically proven to fight belly fat. The calcium in Greek yogurt lowers the stress hormone cortisol, and the potassium aids in healthy blood pressure and fights bloating. Greek yogurt is also a good source of zinc, magnesium, and Vitamin B12, which aid in energy levels, nervous system function, and keep your immune systems strong.
Fit people like eggs since they are a great source of iron, amino acids, Vitamin E, B vitamins, Vitamin A, and have a good dose of protein. Eggs also ward off hunger and sugar cravings, leading to healthy blood sugar levels.
4. Unsweetened almond milk
Yes, girls, almond milk is not actually a food, but I decided to include it on my list because it’s the perfect dairy-free milk substitute. Unsweetened almond milk is super-low in calories and extremely high in calcium, nutrients and potassium. It is the lowest calorie milk on the market, the perfect liquid for your smoothies, and a wonderful low-calorie ingredient in any recipe.
5. Smart carbs
There’s no need to stop eating carbs to be fit or healthy. Just choose smart carbs like fruits and root veggies such as sweet potatoes, acorn squash, butternut squash and gluten-free grains like quinoa, brown rice and gluten-free oats. Try eating healthy carbs with at least one meal a day.
Fit people also love veggies. Vegetables are rich in antioxidants that fight obesity and disease, and also keep you look gorgeous! Choose any types of veggies, but make sure you choose a lot of them! Veggies fill you up and make your meals more satisfying.
7. Clean protein powder
Clean protein powder that is free of added sugar, artificial sweeteners, excess fat, sodium, and chemicals, is one of the best ways to give your body the recovery it needs after exercise. It is also a great way to replace protein needs you are not eating. Some clean protein powders can also aid in lean muscle development and muscle repair, along with having added nutrients and amino acids to nourish your body and stop junk food cravings.
Coconut butter, unsweetened coconut, and coconut oil are great foods for fit people. For starters, coconut is a highly energizing food that can ward off sugar cravings and sustain workouts. The fats in coconut are great for your liver and they are used instantly by your body instead of being stored as fat. Coconut also wards off depression and keeps your brain happy.
What foods do you eat to stay fit? Share your favorite fit foods with us, please!