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At Team Afterburn we try and make a concerted effort to preach not only commitment to your physical activity, but also a healthy diet!

If you use these 4 strategies with every meal, you’ll reach your physical goals before you ever realized you could!
1) Pay attention to the cooking method
The way a meal is cooked determines how many calories, how much added fat, and the number of nutrients that survive. This simple factor will make or break your weight loss goal.

Avoid foods prepared like this:

 

  • Fried and battered
  • Processed and packaged
  • Doused with cream sauce

Choose foods that are prepared like this:

 

  • Grilled
  • Baked
  • Broiled
  • Steamed

2) Your meal should be mostly protein
The bulk of your calories should be coming from a quality source of protein. With the first guideline in mind, these will be high quality, healthfully prepared.

Good choices of protein include:

 

  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Egg
  • Lean red meat
  • Beans

3) Include lots of fiber
Fiber is a huge part of eating healthy and being lean. Fibrous foods will fill you up while delivering vitamins and nutrient in low-calorie packages. Fill at least two thirds of your plate with fibrous vegetables.

Try these forms of fiber:

 

  • Salad
  • Seasonal vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Legumes

4) Lay off the starches
Here’s where many well-meaning dieters lose it. The facts are simple, in order to maintain the low-carb, high protein diet required for healthy weight loss, there is no room for starchy foods.

Starches to Avoid:

 

  • Potatoes
  • Pasta
  • Rice and cereal
  • Bread and crackers

 

Don’t wait, let’s get started today!¬†At Team Afterburn, our professional staff of trainers will create the perfect program with a healthy diet that will quickly get you into the body that you deserve! Getting the most out of our busy schedules is exactly what we are trained to do and exactly what we WILL do for you!