According to an article written by Isabel De Los Rios, the author and creator of The Diet Solution Program, omega-3s are one type of fat we should focus on getting enough of. You can find omega-3s in foods such as wild salmon, tuna, herring, sardines, flaxseeds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnut, butternut, and anchovies. If you’re a picky eater, there are also omega-3 supplements that can help you increase your intake, but just like any supplement, you need to do a decent amount of research before you pick one out.
The benefits of omega-3s include:
Make a conscious effort to add omega-3s to your diet over the next couple of weeks. You may be surprised at the differences you feel. Eating more of these fats can be an easy way to lead your diet in the right direction. Starting to implement healthier options can really increase how good you feel!
Yield: 9 servings
1/4 cup low-salt chicken broth
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 pounds ground raw turkey breast
Enchilada Sauce, divided
12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
Oregano sprigs (optional)
CALORIES 482 (18% from fat); FAT 9.4g (sat 3.9g,mono 2.4g,poly 1.7g); IRON 6.8mg; CHOLESTEROL 66mg; CALCIUM 402mg; CARBOHYDRATE 64.3g; SODIUM 1014mg; PROTEIN 39.1g; FIBER 11.9g
Each month I would like to start recognizing someone who is going above and beyond in regards to their fitness plan. During the month of February, Rachel Lambermont has been that person.
Rachel and I are going on our third year of training together and the first couple months of this year have proven to be our best yet! Not only has Rachel shown significant improvement in her confidence and will to try new things, she has also reached all of the month one goals she set out to achieve and then some.
After setting a goal to lose five pounds by February, Rachel has lost 13 pounds to date. In addition, she DOMINATED her month one goal of being able to run a mile and is more than half way done with her goal of running that mile eight more times by the end of March. Each time we train it seems she has knocked a few more seconds off of her mile time which is just an added perk acquired by her diligence.
Rachel, the dedication you’ve shown to improving your diet and giving your all during each workout this year has blown me away. You’re really on the track to making a lifestyle change that will continue to bring you many rewards. Reaching your goals for January is just the beginning…and look what it got you, an “Outstanding Effort and Achievement Award” and a high five! (I’ll give you the high five tomorrow.) Keep up the great work. You’ve got a very proud trainer. I can’t wait to see where we’re headed!!