Learn how you can live a healthier, happier and smarter life in this series featuring the five secrets from Fitness Guru Annick Robinson.
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Veronica: Fitness crew and Annick Robinson is sharing her secrets to a healthy lifestyle. Hi I’m Veronica at watchmojo.com and today we are taking to look at the first step nutrition. Annick Robinson: You cannot neglect your nutrition because even if you are doing all the rest correctly and you are exercising vigorously on a regular basis if you are not eating well your body may not even react to your exercise program. Veronica: So then what did your play look alike? Annick Robinson: You want to make sure that you’re not having like I see a lot of people, a lot of coffee so liquid meals and then maybe one gigantic meal at the end of the day and you will be surprise how many people that’s there typical day. Then you want to make sure that you are actually having multiple meals during the day and that your having optimally not more than about say this much in your meals but you may want to have 68 of those meals during the day. And you have to remember your sum is about the size of your fist so if you’re having enormous portions your body can’t even begin to process that meal so you want to feed your body what it can use for the next little while and your metabolism starts to understand it and you don’t need to store because there is another meal coming. Veronica: Now you discuss portion sizes would me before what should each portion look alike? Annick Robinson: The ideal portion should be about the size of your own palm so about the size of your palm and about the thickness of your palm and if you’re having really dense proteins like nut butter of some kind you want to make sure that’s its about what would fit into the scoop of your palm. Veronica: Well that’s mean eating become a choir? Annick Robinson: The truth is your actually quickly become use to eating good healthy foods and sometimes when you’re eating all these chemicals you actually numb your palette and when you stop eating bad foods it’s like your palette recharges at self and you start appreciating good foods in a different way. Veronica: Is that mean you won’t be able to go out with your friends to a restaurant? Annick Robinson: What you want to avoid are very rich sauces, you want to avoid the foods that are heavily transform like pastas and things with potatoes and things that are fried and I have a trick from my clients is I measure that once they walk into a restaurant no matter what restaurant it is that they already know in there minds what they’re going to order so most of the times I don’t really look at the menu. I will ask the waiter, I’ll say what’s the cleanest food you have on your menu? Do you have something that has a lot of greens and maybe a nice portion of lean protein and most of them they will say oh we have the most wonderful fish that just came in and then I don’t need to look at the menu and get tempted because most have great intentions and then they get side tracks by impulses. Veronica: Now there is everything organic today, is that meant organic junk food is a healthier option? Annick Robinson: What you might think so but really organic junk food is junk food so if you have organic chips they’re still chips if you have organic candy bar it’s still a candy bar. Veronica: Now there is fake market which is an organic fist rookie what’s tip of foods will find at the place like this? Annick Robinson: Absolutely, in fact some of my favorite organic food is right here. So let’s talk about some choices most people have to make on a daily basis. You come up to a lunch counter and you have to make your choice what are you going to have for lunch. So for example if we take this selection we have some beautiful organic salmon and then so I want to have about this much protein in my meal and I want to have about a handful of vegetables and look for something like this bright green organic broccoli. If I have a really good exercise day and I feel I love myself to have a little bit of starch but I want to have org