Title Fight! Nutrition vs. Fitness


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In today's ultimate showdown we're facing off two rivals, nutrition and fitness. These two go way back and at times can work very well together while at others can work completely against one another. If you've been with the Metabolic program for a while, then you know the import role nutrition plays in weight loss. Regardless of how intense your workout routine might be at this point, you can't exercise your way out of a poor diet. If someone is running 5K each and every day, all the while eating fast food and drinking soda, they're on the fast track to nowhere.

So how do fitness and nutrition work together? Simply put, if you want to get lean, you have to eat lean. Jim Juge, bodybuilding nutrition consult says "The diet is 65% of what you need to get in shape." The proper mix of real foods packed with nutrients is key. An exercise-only routine, without changing eating habits, will often leave you frustrated and wanting to give up. However when combined with healthy eating, the effect can be dramatic. We've seen this "one two punch" approach to weight loss help clients quickly lose weight, keep it off, and change their fat to muscle ratio rapidly.

Reducing or eliminating processed foods is one of the best and fastest ways to removing hidden sugars, salts and fats from our diets. Walk over to your fridge right now. Chances are you'll find at least one "fruit on the bottom" yogurt container in there. Depending on the brand, that little cup can contain as much as 19 grams of sugar, equivalent to 5 sugar packets. A healthier alternative is to buy plain yogurt and add fresh fruit yourself. Small changes like these can go a long way toward reaching your weight loss goal. Start switching to nutrient-rich foods today and see the difference for yourself.

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