Teeple's Top 10 for Nutrition
01 PROTEIN IS KING. Eat 1 gram of protein for every pound you weigh every day to put on muscle. Easy way to measure it? A deck of cards portion size = 20grams.
02 WATER, WATER, WATER. Trust me, I'm a Urologist. Stay well hydrated to improve overall health. 2 liters daily. Slam a tall cold one of H20 when you step out of bed like I do, it'll jump start your metabolism.
03 CARBS ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND. Forget what the government's pyramid says - if you want to burn off that belly fat, then limit your carbs to no more than 5 grams per meal. This will force your body to burn fat for energy - not the carbs you just ate.
04 EAT ALL DAY. Your mom told you this one - eat 3 squares a day - and 3 more small meals/snacks to keep you fueled. However, shut it down after 8PM if at all possible. Calories later in the evening hurt your waistline.
05 BE A VEGGIE MACHINE. Get your fiber and great nutrients from nature. Eat as many as you want - all day long - but prepare them in a smart way. Butter is not your friend. Try oven roasting or steaming and season with fresh herbs, and a little salt and pepper.
06 SNACK AWAY. Keep almonds and pistachios (good nuts) in your desk drawer. Pop a handful in the afternoon before that hunger hits. Protein shakes, low-carb protein bars, or Mozzarella sticks can also help if in a hurry.
07 ALCOHOL 101. Ready for the ugly truth? When you booze it up it slows your metabolism to a crawl. These "empty calories" also tell your body to keep the fat and store it - not to mention we all eat more of the stuff we normally wouldn't with a little buzz. If you must - limit yourself to a few on the weekends.
08 SPEEDY RECOVERY. Get 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of your workout with a post-workout protein shake. I take mine to the gym and drink on the way home.
09 WATCH FOR HIDDEN FAT. So you order a salad with grilled chicken for lunch - great. Limit the tortilla strips, cheese, and fatty dressing or you might as well have a burger. Get dressing on side and use sparingly.
10 T-BOOSTING FOODS. Some of the fun ones? Oysters, red meat, salmon, spinach, beans, eggs and nuts. Notice the protein?