iCardio-FiT Foods

iCardio-FiT Foods – 11-6-2010

This Weeks Healthy iCardio-FiT Foods …

Can’t go wrong with 2% milk, Oats, Strawberries and Blueberries.   A Breakfast delight!! Enjoy y’all.


iCardio-FiT Foods – 10-3-2010

A Healthy diet is essential for people starting a healthy lifestyle as well as those maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  When people are selecting which foods to eat in order to implement them into their current diet, it is important that they choose healthy foods such as your proteins, complex carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables.  Everyone has heard this before and I’m not telling anyone anything new.  However, how many people know what these foods look like or how they are properly prepared?

This New page that I’ve created on this blog is to showcase healthy food options you can incorporate into your diet.  I will post healthy breakfasts, lunch, and dinners of the week as well as healthy snack options for those who want to speed up their metabolism.  How can foods speed up your metabolism you ask?  The answer  to this question is that they require more of your energy in order for your body to process and digest them, like a mini workout for your body. If your body has a good mix of these metabolism boosting foods then without the need for other measures such as taking part in physical activity, your body will be better at burning the fat that enters the body which would otherwise contribute to your weight gain.


Chicken Breast is not just protein but it is high in metabolism-boosting protein.  An appropriate portion size would be about  5 ounces of lean protein chicken breast.  Of course mixed with a side of veggies.

Water!!!…Drinking a glass of water provides no calories at all, yet the body must expend some calories simply to bring the water up to your body’s temperature, so the simple act of drinking a glass of cold water uses up a few calories.  Recommended amount: Eight 8-ounce glasses/day.  But if you’re performing you iCardio session, then take that to Twelve 8-ounce glasses/day.

OaTs!!! Are a great source of iron and rich source of fiber.  Oats are usually consumed during breakfast and have antioxidant properties that can be used to protect your body especially your circulatory system from diseases such as arteriosclerosis.  This type of food can also increase your metabolism.   And for you Type II Diabetics, oats keep the production of insulin down unlike your simple carbohydrates (i.e. Bagels and white bread).

Grilled Salmon!!! This is an excellent source of  Omega-3 fatty acids, which are also antioxidants.  Omega-3 Fatty acids can alter the levels of a hormone in your body called leptin.  Lower leptin levels are associated with a higher caloric burn.  This fish is excellent on the grill or in the oven.

Give your body the ENERGY and FUEL it needs to power you through your iCARDIO sessions!

Reggie Laroche

The Exercise Physiologist

  1. I’ll try the salmon this week… The oats I’ll leave alone since I have not really seen that out here. For the most part I believe I’m eating healthy.. Mostly pasta and bread for me close to game days…the rest chicken.

    • Yesy Rocks
    • October 6th, 2010

    It’s that easy huh? Protein, water, fiber and omega’s?
    SO…..? Fried chicken, Daily shower, Oatmeal cookies, Fried JB roll!!!!

    You give awesome advice!!!! And that’s why you are THE exercise physiologist. Healthy sexy bod, here I come!!!

  2. This whole page just made me hungry! The cereal option with the 2% milk is truly perfect.

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