Nutrition

Nutrition is a key element of any healthy lifestyle. Whether your goals are maintaining a healthy lifestyle, fueling for your workouts, or losing weight – the food you eat is the fuel for your life!

Most people are familiar with – and may have experience first hand – a cycle of sacrificing and dieting which may provide short term results that are not sustained.

At Smarty Pants Work-out, we utilize several approaches to nutrition and diet. These programs and tools include a version of the Paleo® Plan, meal planning with Vitabot®, and on-line nutritional tools – that can be accessed on-line or via iPhone or Android apps — to support client’s efforts to meet their goals.

Our nutritional philosophy is to help clients find foods that they like in a framework that is workable for them. We recognize that the more difficult or unpleasant a diet or meal plan is – the less likely it is to succeed. People need programs that they can stay with to make real, sustained changes.

Let the Smarty Pants Work-Out team help you explore opportunities to make workable changes – and support your efforts to attain your goals. Be prepared to make some enlightening discoveries, get some great recipes, and change your life today!

Call us to get started with nutritional support – either in connection with a work-out program or on a stand alone basis.

We’ve been busy reading and assessing a great collection of books that provide valuable insights regarding our workout approach, our nutrition strategies and more.  Specific books that we recommend include:

The Power of 10 – Adam Zickerman

Fitness expert Adam Zickerman presents a revolutionary exercise program – slow strength training – that will forever change the way people work out.

The Power of 10 seems to contradict nearly everything we’re accustomed to hearing about exercise. Forget hours on the treadmill, and forget daily visits to the gym. This new program offers 20 minute workout sessions, once or twice per week, with an alluring emphasis on rest and recovery on your days off. The principle behind The Power of 10 is simple: by lifting weights in slow motion, making each rep last 20 seconds (10 seconds lifting and 10 seconds lowering) instead of the typical 7 seconds, you can maximize muscle transformation. The short workouts are so effective that your body will need days to recover and repair properly. Studies have shown that such routines can increase lean body mass, help burn calories more efficiently, and prevent cardio–vascular disease more effectively than aerobic exercise alone.

Primal Blueprint – Mark Sisson

The Primal Blueprint is a simple, flexible plan to help you look and feel your best without struggling or suffering, by adapting the simple lifestyle practices of our hunter-gatherer ancestors into modern life.

Sisson presents the compelling premise that you can reprogram your genes in the direction of weight loss, health, and longevity by following 10 immutable Primal Blueprint lifestyle laws validated by two million years of human evolution. Weight loss is largely about insulin; moderate your production by eliminating sugar and grains, and you will lose the excess body fat you desire even while eating delicious, satisfying foods. Plus you will improve your energy level, reduce inflammation, and eliminate disease risk. Eating meat, eggs, and a generally high-fat diet not only is healthy but is the key to effortless weight loss, a healthy immune system, and boundless energy.Slowing down your typical cardiovascular workouts, and incorporating brief, intense strength sessions and occasional all-out sprints can produce fitness benefits far superior to workouts that are longer and more grueling-and can eliminate the risk of burnout.

Slow Burn – Fred Hahn & Michael Eades

Slow Burn promises a leaner, fitter, stronger you with a realistic workout that lets you have a great body and a life!

In The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution, authors of the three-million-copy bestseller Protein Power team up with leading fitness expert Fred Hahn to revolutionize the way America gets strong, lean, and healthy. The Slow Burn Fitness Revolution lays out the accumulating body of scientific evidence that shows the spend-hours-in-the-gym approach to exercise is over. The Slow Burn exercise routine gives great results in just 30 minutes a week. With Slow Burn, you will:*Get strong fast
*Increase bone density and ward off osteoporosis
*Improve cardiovascular health
*Enhance flexibility
*Say goodbye to lower back pain
*Increase your metabolism, and
*Make your body a powerful fat-burning machine

Why We Get Fat – Gary Taubes

Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, Gary Taubes revisits the urgent question of what’s making us fat—and how we can change.

He reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—and the good science that has been ignored. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management.

The Blood Sugar Solution

Dr. Mark Hyman reveals that the secret solution to losing weight and preventing not just diabetes but also heart disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer is balanced insulin levels.

Dr. Hyman describes the seven keys to achieving wellness-nutrition, hormones, inflammation, digestion, detoxification, energy metabolism, and a calm mind-and explains his revolutionary six-week healthy-living program. With advice on diet, green living, supplements and medication, exercise, and personalizing the plan for optimal results, the book also teaches readers how to maintain lifelong health. Groundbreaking and timely, The Blood Sugar Solution is the fastest way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel better than ever.

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