What’s In A Sports Enthusiast’s Diet? Here Are The Best Foods For You (Guest Post by Jordan Fuller of Golf Influence.com)

 

This week, we are pleased to welcome a new guest collaborator, Jordan Fuller of Golf Influence, who will be sharing diet and lifestyle tips and tricks to help keep you performing at and feeling your best!

 

What’s in a sports enthusiasts diet? Here are the best foods for you to eat if you want to stay fit, healthy, and supercharge your sporting performance.

 

 

What’s the biggest difference between a fit, muscular, healthy person and someone who’s unhealthy and overweight? You may be tempted to say exercise, but the truth is that diet is the most crucial part of any health journey.

The good news is that that doesn’t mean you need to leave behind every food you’ve ever loved. With a bit of planning and discipline, you can be healthy and fit without restricting your eating.

So what’s in a sports enthusiast’s diet? Here are the best foods for you to eat if you want to be healthy but still happy!

Protein
Proteins are chock full of amino acids and help you feel fuller for longer. They’re also essential for building muscle. More muscle means a faster metabolism, so getting your fill of protein every day is crucial!

Chicken is the leanest protein, as well as the most versatile. It’s a staple in a sports enthusiast’s diet, and can be eaten in many different ways. Make sure to vary your protein so you get the fullest range of healthy vitamins and minerals from it.

Beef (steak, mince), fish (salmon, tuna, hake, trout), and pork are good options. Lamb can be high in calories and fat, and lower in protein. Non-meat options include eggs (specifically egg whites), tofu and vegetables like beans.

Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates give you energy. Vegetables and fruits are your lowest-calorie, highest nutritional value and easiest-to-cook carbohydrates. Other options include pasta, rice, wheat and starches.

We highly recommend choosing carbohydrates that are fresh, whole foods and not processed carbs. By that we mean fresh fruit instead of dried fruit; brown rice instead of white rice; and wholegrain pasta, flour and breads instead of processed white pasta or flour.

Processed carbohydrates often have less nutritional value and are absorbed much quicker, leading to you feeling hungry again sooner.

There’s no need to go on a low-carb diet if you stick to these principles! The carbs we do recommend limiting are sugar, soft drinks and alcohol, as these can have many detrimental effects if consumed in high amounts.

Fats
Consuming fats doesn’t make you fat. In fact, they’re an essential nutrient that your body needs to function optimally. The best way to make sure that you’re eating healthy fats and not unhealthy ones is to avoid buying fatty foods.

Instead, cook your own food with healthy olive oil. Foods like meat and fish have healthy fat in them too, although ideally one should remove the strip of fat found on steaks and chops.

Processed foods are often high in saturated fats. Rather, stick to healthy, natural fats.

What About Cheat Meals?
You don’t have to give up everything you love. Mostly, you need to control your portions (use a calorie counting app if it’s easier) and make sure you’re eating the healthiest, most nutrient-dense foods possible.

But you can cheat once in a while. 80 percent of your diet should be whole, healthy foods, while 20 percent can be tasty “cheat” foods.

Just have them in moderation and in decent portion sizes. About once a week is a good time frame. Consistency is key, so keep going and you’ll see a difference!

Conclusion
Whether you want to be a professional sportsman using your best golf clubs or you just cart your Sunday golf bag around the course on a weekend, eating right is necessary to give you the strength and energy to perform at your best.

As long as you eat a well-rounded diet that contains your main macronutrients—protein, carbohydrates and fat—you should notice your health improving. If you need to lose weight, it’s advisable to use a calorie calculator to see how many calories you burn, and commit to a caloric deficit of 300 calories per day.

Remember the 80/20 rule. Enjoy what you eat and be consistent!

Bio:
Jordan Fuller has been playing golf his whole life. He’s passionate about teaching others all about the game, the benefits, and how sport can change your life. He writes about all things golf over at Golf Influence. www.golfinfluence.com

 

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Tortellino Bistrot: Cozy, Family-Run, Authentic Bolognese and Regional Italian Cuisine in Gulf Gate, Sarasota, Florida

 

Sarasota needed an authentic Bolognese ristorante, with pasta freshly made daily, especially the famed Tortellini for which the restaurant is named, a staple of life in Bologna and the province of Emilia-Romagna, where Chef-Owner Leonardo Pierucci is from.

 

 

Spinach Lasagna (Lasagna Verde) Bolognese, with Bechamel, Bolognese meat sauce, and Parmigiano Reggiano is a classic from Bologna and Emilia Romagna. Here, they are served baked in individual casserole dishes.

 

Owners Chef Leonardo Pierucci with wife Mèrcia and their daughter. The restaurant is comfortable, like a family run restaurant you would find in Italy with Old World decor with lots of wine bottles on the walls for patrons to enjoy from an approachable Italian list with some good choices that won’t break the bank.

All the pasta is made freshly in-house daily!

Ravioli “San Domenico” stuffed with spinach, ricotta, and an egg yolk.

Delicious Tuscan red.

 

 

Tortellino Bistrot has been awarded the Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Certificate of Excellence for authentic, delicious cuisine, hands-on, family-owned, attentive service, and Old World atmosphere. Be sure to tell them Fred Bollaci sent you!

 

Tortellino Bistrot

6584 Superior Avenue

Sarasota, FL 34231

941.388.7174

https://www.facebook.com/Tortellino-Bistrot-105807074167284/

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BOOK A ONE-TIME 1-HOUR PRIVATE CONSULTATION With Fred Bollaci Today, For A Limited Time, $175.00 By Phone or Zoom and Receive a Credit Towards Monthly Private 1-on-1 Coaching Packages! Through September 30, 2021

 

By popular demand, Fred Bollaci is currently offering one-time, 1-Hour Private Consultations on Zoom or by Phone (if International, via What’sApp), to discuss your weight loss and lifestyle goals and current situation. Fred has helped hundreds of clients over the past several years achieve their desired results and can help you too! This is the first time this year Fred has been able to offer 1-hour consultations, as the monthly coaching program has been subject to a waiting list to ensure personalized attention to a set number of clients.

Fred will give you his wisdom, experience, strength, and insight to help you pinpoint any problem areas, and work to develop a game plan with you, so you can achieve amazing results–all in a private, one-on-one, non-judgmental atmosphere. Now through September 30th, 2021, anyone who books a 1-hour consultation and signs up for monthly coaching ($495/month for daily access via Facebook Messenger), will receive a $175 CREDIT towards their first month of coaching! Don’t go it alone! You’ve got a friend and ally. Reach out to Fred today to learn more and to book your private session. info@fredbollacienterprises.com

561.789.0047 (please leave a detailed message with call back information and available times)

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Haiku: Hitting the High Notes for Sushi, Sashimi, Ramen, and Gorgeous Japanese Cuisine and Cocktails in Downtown Tampa, Florida

 

 

One of the finest Japanese restaurants in Tampa Bay, Haiku is a favorite spot in Downtown Tampa, showcasing Japanese cuisine as art.

 

 

Haiku is an Asian Fusion concept featuring Izakaya style dishes, and recipes combining other Asian influences. A notable dining experience matched with a creative beverage menu including sakes, sangria, and hand-crafted cocktails.

Izakaya (居酒屋) (Japanese: [izakaja]) is a type of informal Japanese bar that serves alcoholic drinks and small plates. Izakayas are casual places for after-work drinking, similar to a British or Irish pub, Spanish tapas bars, and American saloons and taverns. Haiku is definitely my favorite Izakaya in Tampa!

 

 

Haiku’s mission as a restaurant is to deliver “Extreme Quality, Dedicated Service and beautiful Presentation, to make sure your every visit is a memorable one.” They definitely succeeded on my very first visit! Haiku has been awarded the Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Certificate of Excellence, meaning it is highly recommended for excellent food, service, and atmosphere. See you in Tampa and tell them Fred Bollaci sent you!

 

Haiku

808 N. Franklin St.

Tampa, FL 33602

813.644.5787

www.haikutampa.com

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Byblos: The Best Upscale Lebanese Cuisine in Tampa, Florida

 

For over 20 years, Byblos has been set the standard for elegantly prepared, authentic Lebanese cuisine in Tampa Bay. Having relatives who are Lebanese, I have been treated to some very delicious, authentic flavors of their Mediterranean and Middle Eastern heritage. I can attest that the food at Byblos is authentic and delicious! This amazing cuisine, including favorites like Tabbouleh Salad (parsley, onion, tomato, lemon, bulgur wheat, and olive oil), Stuffed Grape Leaves, Baba Ghanoush (Roasted Eggplant Dip), Hummus (Chickpea Dip) with warm Pita Bread, and entrees like Lamb, Chicken, and Seafood, delicately prepared are not only flavorful with the addition of Middle Eastern spices, most of the food is quite healthy! Guiltless Gourmet!

 

 

Byblos has earned the Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Certificate of Excellence, as a highly recommended dining destination with great food, service, and atmosphere. Tell them Fred Bollaci sent you and see you in Tampa!

 

 

Byblos

2832 S. MacDill Ave.

Tampa, FL 33629

813.805.7977

www.byblostampa.com

 

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