HOW CORPORATE ATHLETES EAT TO STAY AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME!

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HOW CORPORATE ATHLETES EAT TO STAY AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME!

Suddenly, the stairs begin to resemble an energy sapping and arduous ascent up Everest. Clarity in thought escapes in favour of stress over an insurmountable workload. Yes we’re up against it and its only 11am. The pressure on us is mounting to keep delivering and in this maelstrom of uncontrolled thinking, good nutritional choices are eschewed in favour of convenience and necessity.

For most, this all stemmed from the first latte and pain au chocolat of the day. Yes, our nutritional choices impact heavily upon our mental and physical performance. You work to the same intensity and pressure of elite level athletes- it’s time to start treating yourself as such.

It’s not easy and it won’t happen overnight. So here are key habits of those who are at the top of their game. You’ll be switching from the precipice of burnout to a spirited climb to the summit of your profession in no time!

How Corporate Athletes eat to stay at the top of their game! | Fresh Fitness Food Blog

Prioritize Protein

Protein is the most important macronutrient. It provides you with essential amino acids that are the building blocks of every cell in your body. That said, every physiological process, both mental and physical, is optimised by consuming protein.

Looking to shift the belly fat? Protein is the macronutrient that is most taxing for your body to break down stimulating your metabolism. It also stimulates neurotransmitters that signal to the brain that you’ve eaten enough food. Get a portion of protein in every meal!

Eat out like a pro

You have to eat out and you have to entertain business associates. Yet in these environments, we’re likely to succumb to bad eating decisions. Here are 3 simple and powerful strategies:

  • Make Requests
    • You’re in control. You don’t want any surprises. Like the Fish being covered in parsley sauce or the eggs coming with toast. Ask what the dish is accompanied by. Ask whether or not you can swap fries for vegetables. Don’t be caught unaware.
  • Snack before you go
    • Have a healthy protein snack prior to heading to the function. Fresh Fitness Foods will provide the goods that would put most canapé offerings to shame.
  • Key Words
    • Avoid: deep-fried, pan fried, smothered, bisque, creamy, sticky. These are all mostly likely to be high-calorie or high in sugar. Instead, choose roasted, grilled, steamed, poached, baked or stir-fried. These are much healthier methods of cooking and ones that you’ll see being employed in Fresh Fitness Foods Kitchens.

Down a Pint!

A study of overweight/obese 55-75 year olds showed that drinking 500ml prior to a meal led to more fat loss. [1] Give this a go- as it may make you feel fuller and so, consume less when you head out. Snacking will also have a similar effect in staving off hunger and the impulsive decision maker within us.

Everyone faces different challenges due to everyone’s unique lifestyle demands.

The key? Understand what your limiting factors are. From there, you are well placed to make a plan to incorporate strategies that will promote a healthier lifestyle, laying the foundations for improved productivity and performance.

Kemo Marriott

Founder of Holistic Motions

On 5th April 2016, Holistic Motions are opening enrolment to their Corporate Athlete Program. 5 Successful candidates will achieve their best state of health, productivity and body composition. As part of this Fresh Fitness Foods will proudly be supplying the delicious meals. As the program will be oversubscribed, we highly recommend you to get onto the VIP List.

[1] Dennis EA, Dengo AL, Comber DL, Flack KD, Savla J, Davy KP, Davy BM. Water consumption increases weight loss during a hypocaloric diet intervention in middle-aged and older adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Feb;18(2):300-7.