6 Killer Nutritional Tips From The Pros

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3. Eat More Fiber

Far too many people neglect the importance of getting enough fiber in their diet and end up suffering as a result. A good rule of thumb is to get about 14 grams of fiber per 1000 calories consumed per day. So for a 2000 calorie diet, you want to get around 28 grams.

Fiber plays an important role in the digestive process, and getting insufficient amounts can lead to constipation. Good sources of fiber include fresh fruits, whole grains, beans, brown rice, bran cereal, and nuts, particularly walnuts and almonds.

 

4. Combine Food Groups

Eating different types of food together in the same meal can help curb your appetite, making you feel full longer, as well as boosting your metabolism. A meal combining a carbohydrate like sweet potatoes with a lean protein like salmon or grass-fed beef provides incredible nutrients and is calorically dense. Conversely, simply filling up on carbs will make you bloated and result in a “crash” in energy levels later on. Going completely caveman and eating only meat does not offer enough nutrient balance and will also not leave you full for as long as a balanced meal.

Try to combine at least two different food groups per meal for hearty, healthy meals that will keep you satisfied and reduce your desire to snack later on.

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