Step 5 – Triathlon For Weight Loss Nutrition Tips
Now that you’ll be training for a triathlon, you need to feed your body with proper fuel and nutrition. There are lots of diet foods and bars and meals that claim to be “healthy” and “low fat” and “high in fiber”, but are actually highly processed and chocked full of chemicals. If you want to boost your weight loss success, then you have to re-think the way you eat.
Try to stay away from processed foods. Read nutrition labels and if you can’t pronounce the first 5 ingredients, then it’s most likely processed. Also, if a food has more than 5 ingredients in it to begin with, it’s most likely not the healthiest option.
Surround yourself with whole and healthy foods because if your fridge is filled with healthy foods, then you will eat health foods. However, if you have bags of chips and cookies and ice cream in plain sight, you’ll want to binge. That’s how fast food companies get you to the drive thru… if you are constantly seeing French fries and chicken nuggets on TV commercials and billboards, that’s what you’ll want to eat.
Hydration is also another very important component. When your body is properly hydrated, then your metabolism will be running at optimal speed. Drink lots of pure water and try to stay away from sugary sports drinks and soda. One of our favorite drinks after a workout is coconut water. It contains a ton of electrolytes and is naturally sweet and delicious. You don’t have to give up coffee, but we recommend drinking it black or using natural sweeteners like Stevia, Agave, Cinnamon, skim milk or almond milk.
Smoothies are also a great way to up your fruit and veggie intake! They are also a perfect way to help keep your body alkaline. You’ll find out why that’s so important for weight loss in our nutrition guide, but for now, here’s our favorite alkaline smoothie recipe:
The Triathlon for Weight Loss Nutrition Guide is loaded with tons more helpful tips, strategies to help you resist cravings, ideas that help speed up your metabolism, tasty recipes that satisfy your hunger and nourish your body as well as ways to incorporate a healthy diet into your everyday life.
It is a proven fact that people who follow a nutrition plan AND an exercise program loose more weight and are more likely to reach their goals. Triathlon for Weight Loss offers both of those aspects and makes training for a triathlon fun and enjoyable. You’ll not only feel amazing when you cross the finish line of your first triathlon, but you’ll feel energized and confident after you reach your weight loss goal as well!
Now, when training for a triathlon, you shouldn’t be left to fend for yourself. Check out step 6 for an awesome triathlon specific full body strength-training workout!