By Mark Salinas

I am thoroughly convinced in a healthy eating routine. The key for me is listening and understanding what my body is telling me. Example: After a 1-2 hour intense workout, just below or above my AT (anaerobic threshold). My body is sugar deprived, so my solution has been juice, oranges etc. If the workout is all weight lifting, a diet consisting of much protein such as chicken is part of the plan. The importance of keeping the metabolism working at a fast pace is one of the key factors in a successful weight loss program.