At Matter of Fitness, your trainer will work with you on individualized nutritional goals, meal plans, and
nutritional strategies. We also provide metabolism testing to determine your personal caloric needs.
General Nutrition Guidelines
- Eat a variety of foods.
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables every day
- Eat different types of starches with your meals.
- Eat more high fiber foods and less salty foods.
- Try new foods.
- Balance the food you eat with physical activity – maintain or improve your weight.
- Be at a healthy weight. Your weight goal should be one that you canmaintain without much trouble
- If you have trouble getting to your healthy weight or staying there, talk to a dietitian.
- Every day do activities that move your body - walking, sweeping,gardening, playing.
- Be active at least 30 minutes most days. Three 10 minute periods ofactivity work best for some.
- Choose a diet with plenty of grain products, vegetables and fruits.
- Try new types of whole-grain breads and breakfast cereals.
- Choose a diet low in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol.
- Prepare meat with less fat or no fat. Bake, broil, roast, grill or boil meatsinstead of frying.
- Have a meatless meal one or twice a week.
- Choose fried or high-fat foods only 1-3 times a week (or less!).
- Drink nonfat or low-fat milk
- Choose a diet moderate in sugar.
- Avoid regular soft drinks. One can has 9 teaspoons of sugar....
- Choose water first, or diet soft drinks on occasion.
- Choose a diet moderate in salt and sodium.
Most Americans consume more sodium than is needed. The Nutrition Facts Label lists a Daily Value of 2,400 mg per day for sodium [2,400 mg sodium per day is contained in 6 grams of sodium chloride (salt)]. In household measures, one level teaspoon of salt provides about 2,300 milligrams of sodium.Source: Nutrition and YOUR Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans as designed by the United States
Department of Agriculture
Note: A personal trainer is not a substitute for a registered dietitian or other nutritional expert but can give you general nutritional information that will enable you to make wise food choices to plan your meals
Need More Information?
Contact us at 216-337-7419 to schedule a session with a licensed dietitian.