What Nutrition Done Wright is All About

What Nutrition Done Wright is All About

This section is all about nutrition of course. But not just your typical information, we want to provide you with awesome tips on fueling for your workouts, and post-recovery as well. We want to teach you the importance of hydration, and how this impacts the functions of your body, especially in exercise. It is important to do it the right way so you stay healthy, and reach your goals fast! Stop making excuses and take care of the only body you are blessed with! 

We also want to bring in individuals from all over the world who will post. Guest speakers if you want to call them that! So here is our first guest Registered Dietician Tracy Bowman from Pennsylvania! Here are two frequently asked questions, and she provides awesome science-based answers!



Q: Do you have any tips about creating a healthy meal without spending hours in the kitchen?

 A: Time, there never seems to be enough of it in a day. After working and running errands the last thing someone wants to do is spend hours in a kitchen preparing dinner. Fortunately, preparing a healthy dinner doesn’t have to take up all of your time. Here are some tips to follow: be organized and know where everything is in your kitchen, prepare dinner the night before or after breakfast, double your recipes and freeze the leftovers, add vegetables, lean meat and spices then add it in a crockpot, and use pre-portioned ingredients and use frozen vegetables. In addition, try preparing meals first thing in the morning, try to double or triple your recipes, prepare quick proteins, try heat and eat grains such as 1-minute couscous, or steamable rice and quinoa. For more information check out your local bookstore and purchase a healthy cookbook that emphasizes quick meals. 

Q: How do I know if I am dehydrated? 
A: Thirst is an indicator of dehydration, so drinking consistently throughout the day before you even reach the point of thirst is very important.  Some early signs of dehydration are cottonmouth, thirst, muscular and mental fatigue, and dizziness. Symptoms can escalate to delirium and unconsciousness, even death. A good way to judge hydration is a urine analysis – the clearer the urine, the better. Make sure you drink between 16 to 24 ounces for every pound of weight lost after exercise.  Water is the optimal fluid source for hydration, but milk, juices, fruits, and vegetables also have fluid. Stay away from caffeinated beverages, as caffeine is a diuretic that causes an increase in fluid excretion. Sports drinks may be worth using if the exercise goes longer than an hour, is very intense, or if you sweats excessively.  Sports drinks help restore and keep electrolytes in balance; electrolytes help cells carry electrical impulses to other cells. 
Q & A written by: Tracy Bowman RD