Cucumbers for the longest time, were the side garnish that most people picked out of their salads or cut up to put over tired eyes for that cooling relief. Actually Cucumbers have so many health benefits and could be a staple fruit, yes I said fruit, in your daily diet regiment.
Cucumbers are a fruit that is part of the Melon family, which includes pumpkins and squash. At only 47 Calories for a whole cucumber, it is a great way to get the nutrients your body needs without consuming a lot of calories. The cucumber contains, Vitamin K, A, B, C, D, E, Magnesium, and Potassium to name a few! Wow, for a food the average person discards from their salad, they pack a punch.
Some benefits of incorporating cucumbers into your diet include are they help to assist in inflammation, support our digestive health, and help increase hydration which have plentiful health benefits on its own. So how do we incorporate this powerful fruit into our daily diet, is the question? One way is adding it to your next smoothie, because of its mild flavor and high water content it serves as the perfect base. Were you ever in the mood for a sandwich or just wanted something crunchy to eat? Simply cut it length wise and it serves as the perfect replacement to bread. If that doesn’t entice you, add some slices to a pitcher of water along with a few lemon slices, to power up your water and give it that added flavor. This not only keeps you hydrated but makes water that more enjoyable on the next hot day by the pool side.
What are some ways that you incorporate Cucumbers into your diet?
So it’s that time of the week to go Grocery Shopping. Some of us dread it and some of us love it, but one thing we all have in common is that it’s a necessity. Have you ever looked around at other people’s carts? C’mon I know you have:). Does what others have in their cart inspire you to get a specific type of food? Let’s say you see this delicious pastry in someone’s cart, believe it or not just by looking at this (if you have a sweet tooth) can start the digestive process by making your salivary glands produce saliva. This sends a signal to the body and you may not go buy that pastry, but you are more likely to put something in your cart that will satisfy your subliminal craving. The same thing happens if you stroll up next to a health food junkie and you see lots of Fruits, Veggies, and lean Meats in their cart. You’re probably not going to salivate lol, but you will have the subconscious urge to get some healthier options in that cart!
So it’s easy to pick out something that is not so good for you. You look at the picture on the cover or the food itself, say wow that looks good, and put it in the cart. So how do we get those healthier food options into that cart? Let’s start looking at the Nutrition Labels! What are we looking for, Fat, Cholesterol, Carbohydrates? While looking for that content is O.K., I guess. That’s where we make our mistake! Look below the Nutritional Facts at those ingredients. Rule of thumb if it sounds like a chemistry experiment down there, put the item back on the shelf and stroll quickly down the aisle. Try to pick out foods that have less chemistry and are more simple and natural for starters. These foods are more situated on the outer perimeter of the grocery store.
So what section of the grocery store do you start and end? Do you do the peek at the cart thing? Have you ever put something in the cart that you regretted and once you unpacked it at home thought to yourself “Oh well, I bought it so I guess it can’t go to waste”?
Results, also known as the maker or breaker for people who start a new diet. If a person looks and feels the same after a week they tend to just fall off the diet. Why is this? Almost all diets are internet, mail order, or magazine based. Are they tailored to you, your goals, likes, dislikes, work schedule, and activity level. The answer is no! This is one main reason these types of diets fail. They have your money and your left with nothing.
Now where do we see people that have achieved these Results that look and feel amazing? The answer is in magazines, movies, and on the Internet. The truth is a few are genetically gifted while the majority have their own Personal Diet Coach. These diet coaches come over to their homes and cook them meals that are tailored to them and their goals. Ever wonder how fighters look shredded when they weigh in, or when an actor or actress looks totally transformed and amazing? Realistically how can the average person afford to do this, so we go to our infomercials, magizines and the dreaded Internet! The cycle now repeats itself over and over again especially when the new year comes around.
Now this cycle has been broken and people are starting to see drastic Results, yes average people that cant afford the at home diet coach. I have worked with athletes, stay at home moms/dads, brides, spring breakers, every type of person all having their individul goals. What they all have in common is that they saw Results because now, the stay at home diet coach is available to you online!
As your Online Diet Coach, you get the same service except for me taking over your kitchen, I would if I could but I will be severely jet lagged 😕
You receive a personal plan tailored to you and meal tracking via smartphone app (just snap pic meals and it uploads to your coach (he will review your meals and give you feedback). Dont know what to eat? We have that covered with meal suggestions with recipes, custom grocery list or make an appointment with your coach. How about workouts? All over it, as a client you have access to proven workouts to give you the Results you want. How about if I have questions or want to talk to my coach? No problem, as a client you have access to your coaches appointment calendar to schedule as many appointments with him as you need.
This is the secret to results, someone that is there for you when you need them to guide you on your journey. I'll leave you with this last note, have you ever went to the gym and seen someone who is consistently there but doesnt look any different? Diet is the key to your physique, a personal diet 😉
Certified Fitness / Nutrition Coach