Should I focus more on fitness or nutrition?

If I can only focus on one, which is better- exercise or diet? This is a common question, and a smart one. It's very difficult to work hard at multiple things at once. But the answer largely depends on your goals. If your goal is.... To run a 5k or half marathon: Obviously, your focus should be on getting the proper training in to complete your goal without injury or burn out. Nutrition, while also important, will be secondary. Race nutrition should have a higher percentage of carbohydrates than someone who is lifting weights or doing yoga. The ideal breakdown should be near 50-60% carbohydrate, 20-25% protein and 20-25% fat. To lose weight: Many people become very focused on a workout

6 Best Carbs to Reach for in the Morning

We know breakfast is an important meal to kick start metabolism and give us energy for our day, but sometimes I have clients who avoid all carbs for breakfast in the hopes of having a better eating day. In my experience, most of the time this back fires. The brain is looking for carbs to replenish the glycogen stores after a night of fasting, and skipping them in the morning can cause cycles of carb cravings throughout the entire day. It's true that bagels and sweet muffins are not going to boost your health (or weight loss) goals, but there are many high carbohydrate foods that are worth choosing in the morning. 1) Sprouted Grains If you love having toast with your eggs or with a spoonful

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