Fitness Tips

My Top 5 High Fiber Carbohydrate Grocery Staples

Carbohydrate rich foods are wonderful sources of fiber, energy and micronutrients.

We should get at least 10g of fiber per 1,000 calories we eat. Keeping these high fiber low calorie carbohydrate food sources on hand will make your meals more filling and satiating.

Next are my top 5 carbohydrate sources and portions that are also high in fiber.

  1. Apples– 200g 115 calories 5g fiber
  2. Rolled Oats-40g 155 calories 4g fiber
  3. Canned Beans-130g 120 calories 4g fiber
  4. Frozen Berries-200g 110 calories 8g fiber
  5. Broccoli-200g 80 calories 5g fiber

Carbohydrate rich foods should not be confused with ultra processed highly palatable foods such as ice cream, cake, candy, cookies, chips, etc…

These foods often contain just as much fat as they do carbohydrates. They are usually low in fiber and protein and should be enjoyed in moderation.

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Fitness Tips

Tips For Long Term Sustainable Weight Loss: 5 Proactive Habits You Can Start Now

Over the course of losing and keeping off 145lbs I have learned quite a bit about what it takes to make weight loss not only possible, but also sustainable.

Here are a few proactive habits you can begin doing now to help you get and stay fit long term.

1. Cook: make most of your meals at home.

2. Grocery shop: do this weekly to make sure you always have fresh fruits and vegetables and lean proteins available.

3. Walk: Move more often throughout the day. Bonus points if you can do it outside.

4. Don’t snack: Mindless snacking makes it so easy to overeat. Aim for 3-5 meals each containing at least 25g lean protein and a fruit and/or veg at consistent meal times.

5. Found Moment Exercise: Don’t let the excuse of not having enough time stop you from doing something! A solid session of resistance training is great. But if time is limited a set of push ups or bodyweight squats sprinkled throughout the day really add up!

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