Lee Crow takes a step in a new direction, with a name change for his column and a new logo to go with it. Lee’s Faith & Fitness will be the new name of his column. Follow Lee Crow of Bryant on his fitness path, and try his recipes and health tips. See the the archives to his featured column here.
Over the last couple of years, I have learned so much that I am going to parlay my experiences and knowledge into becoming a certified personal trainer and spin coach. I truly feel God has opened a
door for me to help other people reach their health and wellness goals. Having that certification only helps.
This week’s nutrition tip is on meal prep. I believe meal prep is important with successful weight loss. Here’s why. First, it keeps you honest. You have a set menu for the week. And if you do it right you will have a hard time veering off that menu.
Second, if you tried to eat out and look for even healthy options some of those options aren’t so healthy. Here’s why I believe that. A prime example would be salads. Who doesn’t love a good salad? Here’s what makes a salad whether it’s from fast food or sit-down establishment – the added toppings and the salad dressing. Say you are looking for options other than salads. Grilled chicken and steamed vegetables could be a viable option, but most restaurants aren’t going to use salt-free seasoning. Since I use a nutrition macro on MyFitnessPal I can see the sodium content in pretty much any meal at any restaurant. Sodium content in any food you buy at a restaurant is incredibly high.
Finally, you save money. I used to think eating healthy was expensive. But if you eat healthy and lose weight you’re less likely to be sick all the time and end up in the hospital. So, the money you’d spend on doctor visits can be spent more wisely on proper nutrition choices. It’s a term I’ve picked up on, called “simple swap.” Simple swap is where you replace the bad stuff with the good. It’s where you shift what you’re spending your money on to things that are going to be better nutrition options.
I’m living proof that this is possible because not only has my physical health been restored but so as my family’s financial health.
I am currently looking for a sponsor for Lee’s Faith & Fitness, and have changed the name of the column to reflect my goals. I’m also getting close to completing my book and will more than likely self-publish. As soon as I have that together, I will share how you can purchase my book.
- Follow Lee Crow of Bryant on his fitness path, and try his recipes and health tips. See the the archives to his featured column here.