Here are 8 must do’s in your diet to help you shape up, slim down and expose those abs that you work so hard for.
1. EAT BREAKFAST
Eating breakfast kick-starts your metabolism, gives you energy and increases your weight loss. Make sure you have a breakfast that combines, whole grains, protein and fruits and vegetables. People who eat a healthy breakfast have an easier time losing weight and keeping it off
2. GET A DIET STRATEGY
Make sure each meal or snack has one thing from each group. A) Whole Grains or Healthy Carb B) Lean Protein C) Fruit or Veggies. This is a foolproof strategy to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.
3. PROTEIN, PROTEIN, PROTEIN
At every meal or snack always ask yourself “Where is the protein” Add it, if it is not there. Those that stick to the 40% Carbs, 30% Protein and 30% Healthy Fat, generally lose more weight than those that got more calories from Bad Carbs.
4. WHOLE GRAINS
Whole grains are a super- food. Research shows that those that eat more whole grains have smaller waistlines. Whole grains are packed with nutrients and fibre and take longer to digest. White grains hit your system quickly, causing insulin levels to rapidly rise and fall. That’s why you get that body meltdown after a white pasta meal. Next time you shop, make sure Whole Grains are on the top of your food list, especially cereals, pasta and bread.
5. BUY MORE UNPROCESSED FOODS
Processed foods are high in calories, refined sugar bad fats and low in nutrients. Stock up on the unprocessed foods that have the healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants that you need. When you go shopping stay out of the middle aisles and stick to the perimetre.
6. DRINK WATER
I must say this to you all the time, but water is so important to a successful weight loss and a healthy body. Sometimes just by drinking water you can curb your food cravings or cure an upset, bloated stomach.
Replace sugary drinks, soda and diet soda with water and you will consume fewer calories and lose more weight. Have a glass of water with every meal and snack.
Fiber is fundamental to digestion and proper assimilation of consumed. Did you know that simply adding an extra 6g of fiber per day to your diet will be enough to help you start losing weight again.