Nate Dixon

Weight Loss: The Clock and Fork Relationship

       Knowing when to eat is just as important as knowing what to eat when it comes to weight loss. The time in which you eat could make the difference of fat burned or fat stored. You should never let yourself get too hungry, this is the point where the cravings kick in. Follow the formula below to eat at the right times for the ultimate weight loss.
       7am Breakfast: 8oz. water - Protein based, carbs, healthy fat (Egg whites, spinach, fruit)
       9am Snack: 8oz. water - Protein, fiber, healthy fat (Hummus, nuts, banana)
       12pm Lunch: 8 oz. water - Protein, Veggies (Beans, guacamole, chickpeas, spinach) Desert - Fruit
       3pm (Workout) Snack: 8 oz. water - Healthy fats and Protein (Almonds and yogurt)
       6pm Dinner: 8oz. water - High Protein, High Carb, Low Fat(Grilled Chicken, Sweet Potatoe, Spinach)
       8pm Snack: 8oz. water - Non Fat Greek Yogurt
Putting proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats in the correct order could be just the boost you need for the weight loss you have been looking for. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. Protein is an important building block for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Complex carbs give your body energy. Eating good fats at the right times is an important way to improve health and reduce disease and of course, never forget the water!

Nate Dixon

Weight Loss: Replace Counting by Adding Fiber

       Weight loss gets tricky when we count calories. The real question is how many calories are we eating in a day compared to how many we need? We are so obsessed with counting every piece of food throughout our day, we do not have time to focus on the actual weight loss itself. Take a step back and focus on the simple aspects of life; when are you hungry and when are you full? You may have 500 calories left but if you are not hungry, then those calories are just stacking on top of each other to build unnecessary fat cells and make you actually gain weight.
       Calorie counting is a scapegoat to what we are scared of accepting: we as humans are eating too much fat, sugar, and non digestible foods that quite frankly do nothing but constipate and bloat our bodies. If we spend more time eating quality foods with high fiber:
       - Fruit
       - Vegetables
       - Legumes
rather than spending our time on counting the number of calories on our plate, our days would be enjoyed by who we are eating with rather than what we are eating with them.
       We’ve got built in calorie counters called fiber! We just have to tune into our natural way of eating and things will right themselves. We need to fix the problem of counting every chew, not pretend that it is normal to be hungry. Fiber is the key! Everything we eat should have some type of fiber.