It seems like every day we are told that there is some new “super food” that we absolutely need in our diets. Or, we are told that one type of food we have eaten for years and years is suddenly going to make us fat. Then, the next week you hear information that is the complete opposite!  With such an overload of contradicting nutritional advice from the media, doctors, friends, and family – it becomes increasingly difficult to determine what you should actually be putting in your body.

At New Vision Nutrition, we believe in going back to the basics. You should be eating things that are natural, good for you, and simple. We are here to help you achieve your goals, whether that means losing weight, bulking up, or getting toned. Check out our list of things you should be eating, but probably aren’t. It is probably a lot simpler than the crazy diets you have been trying.

Protein: Lean protein plays an important role in your body’s ability to repair and build tissues. This is especially important for people who have started hitting the gym and are looking to build some muscle. Protein is a building block for muscle, bone, skin, cartilage and blood health. Make sure that you are eating high quality proteins such as chicken, turkey, tofu, and salmon.

Carbs: Who ever said carbs were bad? Carbohydrates are an important part of your diet, especially if you are starting your fitness journey. Make sure you are eating high-quality carbs such as whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, and sweet potatoes. This nutrient is key for recovery after a workout, as well as stamina and energy.

Veggies: Sorry, but your parents were right when they told you to eat your veggies! Vegetables are vital to our health; they are packed with countless vitamins and nutrients that reduce the risk for heart disease and other chronic diseases. Keep your meals packed with veggies such as asparagus, spinach, and green beans.

The secret to a healthy diet really isn’t that complicated. Stick to the basics of clean, high quality food. Preparing all of these healthy foods can become time consuming, so don’t be afraid to seek out help if you need it. At New Vision Nutrition, we provide a healthy meal prep service for those that are serious about their commitment to a healthy lifestyle. You pick out your goals and meals, and we prep them and ship them right to your door. These fresh, nutrient rich foods are exactly what you need to stick to a healthy diet. Order yours today!

About the Author

Kevin Kochiss

Kevin Kochiss

Kevin has earned his M.S in Nutrition and B.S. in Exercise Science. He is an ISSA certified personal trainer and a NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist.