Foods That Get You Toned
On a constant basis I am asked for good food sources that contain protein, carbs and fat. These macronutrients make up the foods we eat and with a good balance between them we are able to recover properly from intense training, build muscle and strength, and ultimately reach our fitness goals.
Most food sources have traces of 1 or more nutrients in them. Whole foods typically contain 1 - 2 main nutrient sources while processed foods commonly contain all 3.
For example olive oil contains only fat. Eggs contain protein and fat. Pasta contains protein, fat and carbs.
Not all food sources are created equal. The protein in pasta is inferior compared to meat sources while carbs from nuts is inferior to pasta. The context of why the food is consumed is based on your goals, genetic makeup, and fitness program.
If you’re looking to fill your plate with healthy options pick from the list below. Aim for 80% of your diet to come from whole foods.
Lean Cuts of Pork
Non-Fat Greek Yogurt / Cottage Cheese
Whey / Plant Based Protein Powder
Potatoes (Sweet Potato, White, Purple…)
Nuts (Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts, Pecans…)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fiber And Micronutrients Sources
Spring Mix / Mixed Greens