Simple Foods that Encourage Physical Fitness

In today’s age of extreme mukbangs and radical diets, it’s time to break through the noise. We will be sharing some Dr. Hartle approved foods that will help you live a healthier and more fit lifestyle. For those of us who identify more as a home chef than Gordon Ramsay, these are also simple to create for even the most unfamiliar people in the kitchen. 



Oatmeal and gym rats just go hand-in-hand and for good reason! According to Natural Balance Foods, “Oats are supremely beneficial to those who keep to a fitness regime or have physically demanding work due to their high protein…. Adding oats to your diet is a great way to easily boost your protein intake.” As you likely know, protein is a crucial element of any fitness routine. With that in mind, when you’re looking to bulk up or just enjoy a healthy start to your day, look no further than a tasty bowl of oatmeal.  


What did Rocky Balboa drink during the famous workout montage? Oh right, raw eggs! Our new favorite website, (an official government website based in Canada that provides education about the benefits of eggs), chimed in by stating, “Eggs provide all of the nine essential amino acids (also known as the building blocks of protein), making them an effective food for maintaining, building and repairing muscle.” We have to agree with the experts here, and we recommend you to utilize eggs in all of their many, many forms when you’re looking for a fitness-friendly food.

Healthy Snacks

We know how boring healthy snacks may sound when compared to potato chips, crackers, cookies, and ice cream. However, for snacks to be healthy, they don’t have to be boring or sacrifice on taste either. The Food Network notes that bananas, nuts, and even chocolate milk all make for wonderful options when you’re looking for a treat that comes packed with health benefits. 

Lean Meats

Nothing builds up an appetite like a high-quality workout. Sometimes, those of us who eat meat want to embrace our primal instincts and get a juicy burger in our stomachs immediately. Experts at A Lean Life claim that, “Lean protein meats are a near perfect source of protein. Because they come from animals, the protein structure is perfectly suited for your own protein needs because of tissue similarity. Without animal products it is difficult to consume that perfect protein ratio, and the necessary amino acids to build lean muscle.” If you’re a carnivore like us, feel free to enjoy the fitness and health benefits of ground beef or chicken breasts.


We hope you utilize these tips to make some simple changes to your diet that will yield major results for your fitness journey. If you have any questions or want to just stop by and say hi, feel free to come around the office and talk to Dr. Hartle for more information.