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How to Choose the Best Eating Plan

CJ Wehrkamp
Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Consultant
Woman making food in kitchen

The world of food and fitness may sound tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. I want to help you make sense of all the diet information out there and show you how to eat well to reach your fitness goals.

The food world can be confusing with tons of diets and words you might not understand. But don’t worry, it’s not as complicated as it seems. To get started, you need to know about macros. Macros are like the building blocks of food, and they come in three types: carbs, fats, and proteins. Each type does something special in your body. Proteins help you grow and repair your muscles. Carbs and fats give you energy. 

The trick is to balance them right. If you eat too much energy from carbs and fats and your body doesn’t use it all, it gets stored as fat. Think of it like a savings account for energy. But when you eat regularly, your body knows it doesn’t need to save as much, so it uses the energy instead.

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Understanding what’s in your food is another important skill. You can look at the labels on your food to see what’s inside. Check the numbers for carbs, fats, and proteins, and look for how much sugar is in there. A good goal is about 100 grams of protein a day, and try to avoid foods with more than 10 grams of sugar.

But remember, everyone’s different. What works for one person might not be the best for you. The most important thing is to find a way of eating that fits your life and that you can keep doing.

In the end, food is a big part of your fitness journey. Along with the gym, it helps you reach your goals. So, next time you go shopping, remember what you’ve learned about food, and you’ll be in control of your nutrition.

If you need more guidance, check out Sioux Falls Fit Body Boot Camp. We’re here to help you reach your fitness goals. And if you missed it, go back and listen to Episode 11: “What Diet is Best for You?” for more tips and advice.

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