Personal Trainer Palm Harbor teaches organic eating tips

Personal Trainer Palm Harbor teaches organic eating tips

What is healthy eating? That is what I asked my Palm Harbor personal trainer Eric Mabie.

I soon learned from my Palm Harbor personal trainer, Eric that we did not have the same ideas of what healthy eating was. To me eating healthy meant:

  • avoid deep fried food,
  • don’t eat at fast food restaurants,
  • don’t drink soda,
  • eat fruits and vegetables,
  • eat a lot of chicken and a little red meat,
  • don’t eat a lot of sweets,
  • don’t drink or smoke.

I thought I was doing real well, most of the time. I never really paid attention to ingredients except fat; I didn’t consider preservatives or additives.  I really had no idea about eating organic foods.  To my surprise I was sub-standard when it came to healthy eating.

Personal Trainer Palm Harbor Eric Mabie

Eric Mabie

Since I decided to hire Eric as my personal trainer in Palm Harbor I am learning so much that I never expected. He is teaching me about where and how the food is grown and how that is affecting my body. I’m starting to learn the difference between organic and “natural’ foods, range free poultry/beef, GMO, and gluten free.  He wants me to stop shopping for “fat free’ or “low calorie” and above all else to start focusing on organic.

He has started me on a cleanse to get all of the chemicals out of my body. The goals is to remove toxins so I can process the clean foods and I will feel better. I’ve not done a cleanse before, but he assures me this one is ‘gentle’ and that I won’t have any weird side effects, like being locked in the bathroom all day, lol.

I’m now shopping at the health food grocery store and in the organic section of the regular grocery store.  Organic is not cheap, but from what I’m learning it is well worth it.  So far I’m just getting my fruits and veggies and meats organic.

Since I’ve worked with personal trainers in Palm Harbor and other cities over the years I was not surprised when Eric had me eating 6 meals a day and 64 ounces of water. But what I found to be different with Eric verses the other personal trainers is that he not only has be doing it all but he also has me keeping a  journal. In the journal I keep  track of what I’m eating, when I’m sleeping , and how much water I’ve drank for the day.  Out of all the personal trainers in Palm Harbor that I know, he is not the first to ask me to keep a journal but he is the first to follow up to make sure I do it.  He truly hold me accountable so I will get results. I really appreciate that.  Remembering to journal is really a challenge for me. I just don’t remember until it is time to go for my next session and I have to take my journal with me so Eric can review my progress. I’m getting better at it.

Eating the correct foods is one issue but remembering to eat often (every 3 hours) is another issue.  I get busy and forget until I get really hungry, which generally means that I’ve missed at least one meal, maybe two already.  I know that I have to eat often enough to keep my metabolism burning, but I’ve just never been a big eater.   Eric assures me that as my Palm Harbor personal trainer it is his commitment to support me and keep reminding to eat and to journal.  It feels good to have him on my side.

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