Fitness Tip of the Day

Kim LyonsSkip Processed Foods: Fast-Track Trainer Kim Lyons

“To lose weight, eat foods in their natural form and stay away from the processed ‘diet’ ones,” the former Biggest Loser trainer and creator of the Fast Track to Weight Loss program. “Of course, there are exceptions for every rule, but 99 percent of foods that are fat-free or carb-free or sugar-free have replaced these substances with chemicals that are probably doing more harm than the fat, carbs, or sugar would have. I encourage people to grab an apple and some almonds. And, when you do eat carbs, focus on eating the starchy ones early in the day, and protein and vegetables at night. This gives your body time to burn off the starchy carbs.”