Saturday, April 30, 2011

WEIGHT LOSS Tip: Energy/Caloric Density -vs- Nutrient Density

The #1 goal for those seeking the services of a personal trainer, including myself, remains weight loss. One tip I often convey to clients is to make food choices based on their "Nutritional Density." Foods and beverages that possess a high amount of vitamins and minerals are considered to be "nutritionally dense." Those foods/beverages that contain a lot of calories, yet contain a lot of sugar and are processed are often viewed as "calorically dense." The ultimate goal is to get a lot of bang for your buck when it comes to making choices.

So what exactly are some selections considered "Nutritionally Dense?" Check out the following 5 (I'm happy to say I've had all 5 in the last 24 hours!):
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Strawberries

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