The Cambridge Personal Training Ultimate Guide to Protein, Fat and Carbs

A Cambridge personal training and nutrition post by Callie Durbrow

The Cambridge Personal Training Ultimate Guide to Protein, Fat and Carbs

Hey, I hope you’re having a great week so far. We’re making our way into the holiday season, a “danger zone” for many people.

One of the best ways to lost fat faster is to improve your nutrition. This is a tough thing for a lot of people and you may be one of them. Confusing food labels, conflicting diet plans and crazy advice from magazines and the internet can leave even the most savvy individual stumped when it comes to how to correctly lose fat.

In our Cambridge personal training studio we like to keep it simple.

It’s all about what you’re putting int your body and when. Unfortunately it does get a little more complex than just calories in and calories out but I’m here to give you a the ultimate break down on what you should be eating….

There are three macronutrients that occupy your foods. Carbohydrates, fats and proteins. All are necessary for proper nutrition, energy and fat loss but you want to make sure you’re getting the right stuff. Here you go.

Great sources of protein:

Grass fed beef
Lean pork, lamb or venison
Free range chicken, turkey, duck, cornish hen
Whole organic, cage free eggs
Wild fish
Cottage cheese

*I’m going to include raw nuts and raw nut butters here but these are not LEAN sources of protein because obviously they include a high concentration of fat. The fat is good for you, don’t worry, but these are sort of “okay” sources of protein and will be included in the good sources of fat section.

Great sources of fat:

Organic, extra virgin olive oil
Fish oil (liquid or capsules)
Cod liver oil (liquid or capsules)
Flax seed oil
Organic, raw nut butters
Avocado
Extra virgin coconut oil
Raw nuts

Fibrous Carbohydrate Sources:

All vegetables
All fruits (not juices or dried fruits)

Complex Carbohydrate Sources:

Brown or wild rice
Barley
Millet
Quinoa
Rye
Sweet potatoes
Beans (all varieties)

How to Spot Sugar:

Try to avoid these in your food labels…..

Corn sweetener
Corn syrup
Dehydrated cane juice
Dextrin
Dextrose
Fructose
Fruit juice concentrate
Glucose
High fructose corn syrup
Honey
Invert sugar
Lactose
Maltodextrin
Malt syrup
Maltose
Maple syrup
Molasses
Rice syrup
Saccharose
Sucrose
Syrup
Treacle
Turbinado Sugar
Xylose

How to Spot Artificial Sweeteners:

Sucrolose (splenda)
Saccharin (sweet & low)
Aspartame (equal)

Eliminate these wheat products….

Bread
Cereal
Crackers
Pasta
Baked Goods

If you want to implement an awesome fat blasting training program into your healthy nutrition plan then check out this Cambridge personal training FREE trial 

Leave me a quick comment about how you’re changing your nutrition plan, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Callie Durbrow

Click Here to Leave a Comment Below

Leave a Comment: