Adopting a lifestyle that focuses on nutrient-rich whole foods and reduced carbs can transform your health and wellbeing. Did you know that including specific food nutrients in your diet can boost your metabolism and satisfy cravings? In this article, we’ll explore six approved PTF food groups with nutrients that help promote a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)
MCTs are a type of fat that’s readily converted into energy, instead of being stored as fat cells. MCTs are an excellent addition to any diet. Foods that contain MCTs include butter, cheese, milk, yogurt, nuts and seeds.*
As one of the most satiating macronutrients, protein helps keep you feeling fuller for longer and reduce overall calorie consumption. It’s one of the reasons PTF is packed with protein in every meal. Additionally, incorporating protein in your diet can aid in building lean muscle mass, balancing blood sugar, and boosting metabolism. Healthy protein sources include beef, fish, chicken, eggs, and low-carb protein powders.
Fiber plays an essential role in gut health, maintaining healthy digestion, and reducing calorie intake. Incorporate low-carb, high-fiber vegetables like spinach, broccoli, and cauliflower, offered within the PTF program. Also, avocados and other high-fiber foods such as chia seeds, can help meet your recommended daily intake and boost metabolism.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Referred to as the “good fats”, Omega-3s can boost metabolic function, support heart health, and reduce inflammation in the body. These nutrient-rich foods, such as fatty fish (like salmon or sardines), flaxseed, and walnuts, also promote healthy skin, hair and nails.
Spices and Herbs
Adding spices and herbs to your meals not only enhances flavor but also promotes a healthier lifestyle. Some spices like cumin, cayenne pepper, ginger, turmeric, and black pepper, contain compounds that activate metabolism, helping the body burn more calories and maintain healthy weight. Incorporating spices and herbs into your diet can help to boost nutrient absorption, reducing appetite and promoting overall well being.
Contrary to popular belief, not all fats are created equal. “Good” fats such as olive oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados, provide energy, promote a feeling of fullness, and multiple health benefits including reducing inflammation and supporting healthy brain function.
Adding these six food nutrients into your diet can have numerous health benefits, including increased metabolism, satiety, and enjoyment in your food choices. Whether you’re looking to lose weight or improve your overall well-being, these foods, as a key part of the Personal Trainer Food meal plan and program, can help you on your journey to a happier and healthier lifestyle.
*Check out this list of healthy fats that you can include in your PTF meal. Hint: MCTs such as coconut oil is one of them!
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