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Nutritional Lifestyle Consultant · NASM Certified Personal Trainer · B.A. Food Science & Human Nutrition
Aloha, I’m Coach Erica and I currently help people achieve their fitness goals by developing life-changing nutritional modification programs. By establishing food intake schedules to boost metabolism, and helping them understand balancing macronutrients throughout the day, I am able to guide my clients in the proper direction. People are overwhelmed with the amount of information, in regards to what’s “good” or “bad” for you. It’s always changing, ultimately leading to frustration chasing the next fad. My mission is to help people obtain the frame of mind that food is medicine. Whether you are trying to lose weight, increase athletic performance, or just simply stay off medication, it can all be achieved with the right plan. If you have any questions, or want to chat about getting a plan for your Fitness & Nutritional goals, contact me via email or text me. I am here to help.
In order to keep an active metabolism, you should be eating something every three hours or so. For most people, that equates to about 5 meals a day; 3 of them being your main meals, and 2 decent-sized snacks in between.
There are tons of different diets out there that may seem appealing for their fast results, but are they maintainable for long periods of time? One of the best approaches to losing weight is burning more calories than you consume. Cutting back on the traditional vices like processed foods and sweets are also good ways to start making changes.
In general, the best thing to do is have BCAAs (Branch-Chained Amino Acids) before and after your workout to help with the recovery of your muscles after a workout and to assist with new muscle growth. Depending on your goal, some also use whey proteins or a pre/post formula to consume a decent amount of macronutrients immediately after a workout. With all of the different brands and price ranges out there, it can be confusing trying to figure out which ones to go with. You always want to look for proof that the product you are choosing is certified and third-party tested from a reputable source, like NSF.
Preparing meals ahead of time makes it a lot easier for you to stay within good portion sizes and gives you more control over what you’re eating. However, it is not necessary for you to prep every single meal. For those who feel like they do not have the time or energy and need to eat out, go to places that show you calorie amounts and provide healthy options.
Plateaus usually happen when the conditions of your workouts/eating habits don’t change from time to time. As your body changes from working out or eating better, your metabolism will slow down because your body is already so accustomed to the amount of energy you exert in your routine. It’s best to switch up whatever you’re doing every 4-5 weeks so that your body can adapt to the new demands that you are giving it.