Jumping on TRUE ellipticals can be a great way to get in shape and keep that trim figure. TRUE’s line of home fitness equipment is user-friendly and has been engineered to give you the best workout possible. The ellipticals offer Mix3 programming, which gives you your own virtual trainer.
But what happens when you step off of the cardio equipment and head to the kitchen? Keeping up a healthy diet is just as important as exercise. Here are some of the latest trends 2013 has to offer:
Consuming foods with less ingredients can lead to better overall health, according to the Dayton Daily News. Think fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat and whole grains.
“Fewer ingredients means fewer preservatives and oftentimes less sodium and sugar,” explained Kimberly Oswalt, a registered dietitian at Miami Valley Hospital.
More wholesome foods tend to be healthier. However, don’t be fooled by the “natural” labels on some foods. Just because it claims to be natural, doesn’t mean it necessarily is. The Whole Grains Council suggested checking the label to see the ingredients for yourself. With whole grain bread for example, look to see if the package label contains words like whole wheat, whole grain or wheatberries. This way you’ll be assured that the product you’re buying contains all the nutritious parts of the grain.
More fruits and vegetables
It’s a known fact that fruits and vegetables are extremely healthy and can aid in weight loss. However, more and more people are jumping on the fruits and vegetable wagon. This follows the trend of sticking to a simple diet and filling up on nutrients your body desperately needs.
We all see the numerous ads for weight loss programs like Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers when we’re watching TV. Turns out, you may be seeing even more of them in 2013. Celebrity-endorsers like Jennifer Hudson, Charles Barkley and Jessica Simpson have helped these programs to gain popularity due to their apparent changes in body weight.
Our phones are becoming a larger part of our workout and diet regimen. According to the Real Style Network, smartphones are expected to become increasingly popular in the coming year to track diet and weight loss. They provide you with a simple and convenient way to check your progress and help you stay trim. Another positive, says the Dayton Daily News, is the network of support often connected with these phone apps. People can turn to each other for motivation, advice and support.