Supplements

Supplements can be an important addition to a training program.

Of course, the first choice is always to get nutrients from food but that is not always realistic.

Vitamin C and fish oil are great for just about everybody.

Athletes looking to build muscle may want to add protein powder as a supplement. Tracy Beckham is a Beverly International Distributor since 1996. I recommend Muscle Provider or Ultimate Muscle Protein to supplement your meals. Contact me for more information.

Nutrition Plan

Nutrition Plan

Nutrition is absolutely vital to fitness. In fact, it is so important that Tracy won’t let you pick up a dumbbell until she’s set up a Nutrition Plan for you.

According to Tracy, the number 1 reason why people fail to achieve their fitness goals is because they don’t eat properly during training.

Experts – and fitness trainers say that proper nutrition is 75-80% responsible for significant weight loss.

Just how does this Nutrition Plan work?

Tracy will ask you to keep a diary for 2 days of your current diet. No judgments here, she just wants to see what your habits, likes and dislikes are so she can steer you in the right direction.

Then the two of you will sit down for an hour and a half and work out a meal plan based generally on these principles:

  • Eat FIVE meals a day
  • A balanced diet – protein, carbohydrates, fat
  • Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Cut back initially on bread, pasta, dairy and juice

Remember, the goal is to lose fat and build lean muscle.

The Nutrition Plan is the perfect place to start.

What supplements should I take?

The best vitamins and nutrients come from fresh fruit and vegetables while protein typically comes from lean meat or fish.

But, let’s face it, in today’s world eating right every day is just not realistic.

For more on this topic, please see Supplements.