Selina's Fitness Heading background Image

Fitness over 50: Nutrient-rich, low-calorie food

Are you thinking about losing weight? Unfortunately, you can’t train away a bad diet. Training and a healthy diet go hand in hand. Noom® and other similar weight loss programs incorporate the psychology of eating into their program to increase awareness about eating triggers and habits. Logging our meals, water intake, steps and exercise can help us make better food choices.

Feature image of Fitness over 50 Nutrient rich low calorie food

One food shift we can make is away from high calorie/low nutrient foods which are not filling, and which require more calories to feel satiated. Foods rich in water tend to be high in nutrients and low in calories. We need a lot less food to feel full and the calories we take in help us stay hydrated which speeds up weight loss. A nutrient balanced diet always beats one based on calorie count.

What foods are rich in water and phytonutrients? Generally, fruits and vegetables. Adding more lettuce, watermelon, apples, melons, berries, carrots, and broccoli to your plate adds water and makes your plate fuller. And adding a variety of colors makes sure you don’t miss out on important nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

If you would like to make better food and fitness choices that lead to long-term health improvements, call or text me today at 831.236.6199. I offer individual, group and at-home fitness solutions.

Selina Sabha - Owner and trainer of Fusion Fitness Pacific Grove
Selina Sahba

Fusion Fitness Owner, Fitness Writer, Trainer and Massage Therapist

Articles: 142

Copyright © 2024 – A Health and Fitness blog by Selina Sahba