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Reaching Fitness Potential

Fitness is something that we often feel we could improve on. We could always hit the gym a little bit harder or eat a little bit better, and through these improvements, we continue on our fitness journey. For some of us, we’re just starting on the path to living our healthiest lives. For others, we’re striving to reach our peak levels of fitness—and learn how to maintain them. No matter where you’re at in creating a healthier you, Fusion Lean offers the online personal trainer and online fitness programs you need. You can start the path on your own, but having a personal trainer and custom-tailored diet plan will make sure you stay the course. See how Fusion Lean could make a difference in your life, and get started with our online personal trainer today!


Importance of Nutrition

When we think “poor diet,” usually images of fast food and greasy burgers come to mind. Nutrition is not limited to the lanes of a drive-thru, and in fact, misinformation about nutrition can lead to some pretty unhealthy habits. Whereas a nutritionally poor diet has some substantially negative impacts on health, the benefits of a highly nutritional diet are both vast and profound. Take a look at some of the ways in which a nutritional diet can help you not only feel better, but live longer (1):

Vitamin/Mineral

Benefits & Food Examples

 

Vitamin A

Aids vision, maintains tissues and helps skin stay healthy. May lower risk of lung cancer and prostate cancer.

Sweet potatoes, carrots, butter, eggs, milk, spinach, cheddar and Swiss cheese

Vitamin B2

Also known as riboflavin, Vitamin B2 promotes skin, hair, blood, and brain health

Milk, cheese, meat, green leafy vegetables

Vitamin B12

Shows promise in lowering risk of heart disease. Helps make new cells, breaks down fatty acids, promotes nerve cell growth

Poultry, fish, milk, cheese, eggs

Vitamin C

May lower risk of mouth, esophageal, stomach, and breast cancer. Neutralizes molecules that could damage cells, helps the immune system

Broccoli, bell peppers, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, spinach, citrus fruits

Vitamin D

Helps strengthen bones, as well as form teeth and bones

Fortified milk or other dairy products

Vitamin K

Aids in essential blood clotting

Cabbage, liver, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, collard greens

Iron

Helps create amino acids, neurotransmitters, hormones, and collagen; aids in carrying oxygen throughout body

Red meat, eggs, green vegetables, fruits

Manganese

Metabolizes amino acids and cholesterol, aids in bone formation

Fish, legumes, tea

Magnesium

Guides chemical reactions throughout body, regulates blood pressure, helps build bones

Leafy green vegetables, broccoli, certain seeds and nuts

Selenium

Regulates thyroid hormone activity, helps regulate molecules that can cause cell damage

Walnuts, seafood, liver

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With the right vitamins and minerals in a well-balanced diet, you’re helping your body reduce the risk of disease and illness, as well as maintain its functions and overall health (2). Not only does the proper diet help manage a healthy weight, but it protects and aids against things that can harm your body. Having a nutritionally dense diet is one of the best ways you can stay (and feel) healthy. When practiced as a habit and not a fad or trend, a nutritionally dense diet can make an impact on your life as a whole—and throughout the span of your life.



The Ketogenic Diet

Atkins, paleo, juice cleanses, Whole 30—the list of diets that have graced the news and social media is a long one. With all these names and labels floating about, it can be hard to keep track of what diets are the most reasonable—both in terms of nutritional research and sustainability. The ketogenic diet makes the list of recent diet trends, but stands out for being more of a habit and lifestyle change. Implemented by celebrities (such as Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian, and Mick Jagger), fitness gurus, athletes, and average Joes and Jennies, the keto diet has been praised and acclaimed by many in its ability to create lasting health effects (3). Take a look at some of the key components of the keto diet:

Low Carb, High Fat (LCHF)

The main thing to keep in mind with a keto diet is focusing on omitting carbohydrates from your diet, and upping your intake of fats. This can seem like a misnomer to many—after all, haven’t diet trends of the past focused on cutting out fats from your diet?

Keto website Ruled explains further: “When you eat something high in carbs, your body will produce glucose and insulin… By lowering the intake of carbs, the body is induced into a state known as ketosis” (4). When ketosis takes effect, it forces a metabolic state, essentially tricking your body into thinking it needs to burn fats in order to survive. As Ruled states, “The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into this metabolic state. We don’t do this through starvation of calories but starvation of carbohydrates.”

The makings of an LCHF diet can be simplified even further:

Health Benefits

From the above table, it can be easy to see where some of the health benefits from a keto diet can come from, particularly in the vitamins and minerals found in each food. While weight management, weight loss, and blood sugar regulation are some of the benefits from going keto, this diet has long been around for some other interesting advantages. In fact, the keto diet was originally established in the early 1900s to control and treat epilepsy. To this day, it’s a diet regimen that’s recommended for people who suffer from epileptic seizures.

Work with an online personal trainer

As promising as the advantages of a keto diet are, it still doesn’t make a dietary shift any easier. Eating habits are some of the toughest habits to break and change, especially since so many of them are rooted in childhood, and carry throughout our lives. When you’re ready to make a dietary shift and move towards a difference in your overall health and nutrition, having an online personal trainer is exactly who you need to help you along the way.

Just as Lebron James (another example of someone who cut sugar and carbs from their diet) needed coaches to help him become great, the changes you seek to make will find so much more success when you have a mentor on your side. Work with online personal trainer Logan Sneed to get a customized meal plan, as well as the guidance and support you need to make a healthy lifestyle happen for you.



Frequency of Fitness

From fighting disease to improving our sleep and relieving stress, fitness and working out are an essential part of a healthy lifestyle—and make us feel good in the process. We know that working out is a necessary component to life, but can sometimes struggle with figuring out the frequency of fitness. How often should we work out to make a difference? Where is the balance between overdoing it and not doing enough?

The answers to these questions are dependent on your fitness goals. As the below graphic will show, it’s important to assess what you’re looking for in terms of fitness results.

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Frequency is important to bringing fitness into your life, but frequency is nothing without consistency. One of the most important components in trying to see the changes you desire—whatever they might be—is to work with a coach. When you have an online personal trainer with you along your fitness journey, you’ll have someone encouraging you to keep going, while also tailoring workouts and nutrition plans to your health needs.


Why Fusion Lean?

With online personal trainer Logan Sneed guiding you along your fitness journey, your fitness potential, at any capacity, will finally have the tools it needs to be reached. From bodybuilding strategies to weight loss, from muscle gain to athletic physique, the online fitness programs from Fusion Lean can offer it all. But our online fitness programs are just the beginning—see some of the many benefits that come from getting started with online personal trainer Logan Sneed.

Custom Meal Plans

Logan customizes a meal plan for every single person who begins with his online fitness program. You’ll get the nutritional coaching for the ketogenic diet you need, for whatever results you’re seeking. This takes away a huge portion of planning on your part, making it easier to stay on track with having a healthy and well-balanced diet (and particularly one that’s geared towards burning fat and building muscle).

Custom Workouts

Whether you’re looking to slim up for swimsuit season, build and sustain muscle, or anything in between, Logan has the plans that can help you work effectively towards your goals. With six different online fitness programs to choose from, there’s sure to be one that resonates most with the results you’re looking for. This could be your first venture into fitness or your first time working with a coach, but either way, Logan will provide the support you need.

24/7 Support

To get the best support possible, you deserve to work with someone who is fully committed to helping you with your fitness goals, at any and every time. Logan Sneed promises to be an online personal trainer who can provide support and communication whenever you need it.

Empathy and Encouragement

As a brain cancer survivor, Logan knows about struggle—just as much as he knows about pushing through and finding success. You can expect an online personal trainer who can empathize with you at every step of the way, while still keeping expectations high and encouragement readily available.



Fusion Lean has the online fitness programs you need to find success. With Logan Sneed at your side, you’ll receive an unparalleled online personal trainer with the experience, wisdom, and guidance to help you get started. Fitness and nutrition can be extraordinarily challenging to tackle on your own, but it’s a challenge worth taking on. And with Logan Sneed, you’ll receive support and coaching that could take your fitness potential to new heights. For a healthier life, for a body that you love and a body that loves you back, Fusion Lean can help. Get started with online personal trainer Logan Sneed today! We look forward to hearing from you.