Friday Fit Tip

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EAT! The cool thing about working out is that you get to eat more! I know that sounds crazy but it's true and NOT so true at the same time. I am not telling you to break out the chips and dip after a hard workout but I am telling you to eat before and after every workout. In order to stimulate your metabolism, you have to feed your body so it can start to burn calories properly and help you get into a leaner body.

It's important to make sure you get the right amount of carbohydrates, proteins and good fats in your system. If not, you could experience poor muscle health, lack of energy and other health issues that will make you want to seek another diet fad.

Everything should be done in moderation and that goes for eating as well. When you workout, reducing the amount of food on your plate but increasing the amount of meals you eat per day is ideal. 1/4 protein, 1/4 carbohydrates and 1/2 a plate of fruits&vegetables with every major meal is the best way to measure your food and get you into a leaner, healthier body.

Nicol A Hodges

Nicol A. Hodges aka "Nic" is fitness professional (NASM, CPT/PES) and product designer living in San Diego, CA. Nicol's athletic background started in her hometown of St. Charles, MO where she earned her 400m state ranking 3 years in a row. Later, at the University of MO, Columbia she earned 8-Big 12 Track and Field titles and a championship title. Nicol currently continues her love for running by competing in local and national running events.