Diet

There are a lot of fad diets out there! My main advice to my clients is to change they way they think about food. If you restrictTBC articles[4] everything that we think of as ‘naughty’ all you’ll do is crave it!

ANYTIME meals provide your body with energy without that energy leading to fat gain. Stick to high quality sources of lean protein and fibrous vegetables.

POST-WORKOUT meals contain more carbs, will have a bigger effect on insulin, and should be eaten within two to three hours after your workout. After a vigorous workout, your body is starving for the most important meal of the day: the post-workout meal.

If you are not taking in quality carbohydrates and protein immediately following your workout, you are increasing the chances of muscle damage and decreased gains.

Remember the government advises 1.2 litres of water per day. Your body must balance the amount of water lost with the amount it gets from food and beverages. About 80 percent of the water you take in comes from the water and beverages you drink; the remaining 20 percent comes from food. A small amount of water also is produced when your body metabolizes foods. Drinking squash does not make up for not drinking water!

This is what water does for you:

It helps carry nutrients to all the cells in your body.
It helps carry waste products from the cells.
It is a part of essential reactions within the body.
It helps regulate body temperature by absorbing heat generated by your metabolism and eliminating excess heat through sweating.
It helps with digestion of food.
It helps lubricate your joints.

The first 15 Minutes of a workout your body burns sugars and carbs.

At 30 minutes your body enters the fat burning zone

POST-WORKOUT meals contain more carbs, will have a bigger effect on insulin, and should be eaten within two to three hours after your workout. After a vigorous workout, your body is starving for the most important meal of the day: the post-workout meal.

If you are not taking in quality carbohydrates and protein immediately following your workout, you are increasing the chances of muscle damage and decreased gains.

Remember the government advises 1.2 litres of water per day. Your body must balance the amount of water lost with the amount it gets from food and beverages. About 80 percent of the water you take in comes from the water and beverages you drink; the remaining 20 percent comes from food. A small amount of water also is produced when your body metabolizes foods. Drinking squash does not make up for not drinking water!

10 ways to reduce body fat:

  • Reduce sugar
  • Consume healthy fats
  • No white carbs
  • Two – three litres of water per day
  • Eat lean protein
  • Manage stress
  • Increase green leafy veggies
  • Exercise
  • Fresh lemon in hot water