FAT LOSS WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR
It all begins with a few simple steps with your meal planning
As you all know a good eating plan is paramount to helping you achieve your weight loss goals. However, what is a “good diet? There are loads of different “diets or eating plans” out there for you to follow, but most of them work IF you stick to them long enough, and that is a big IF!
What is a good diet?
A good diet / eating plan helps you reach and maintain your goals, if you can’t wait for your diet to be over so you can eat the same as you were before; chances are that you will regain the weight after reaching your goal. Also a good eating plan should help you feel at your best, more energised, satisfied, stress less and happy. What the point of looking good if you don’t feel good? Sufficient nutrients and calories help to keep going and feeling great. An eating plan should also be a lifestyle change not a quick fix. A conscious decision to chance your old habits for new healthy ones & stick to them…
A good diet should be easily to implement. Complicated recipes & food prep is something that will make it difficult to maintain.
Finally a good diet should improve structure so that you have accountability, but you shouldn’t feel like you are trapped or uncomfortable, if it is making you feel this way then your instinct is to binge.
STEPS FOR A FAT LOSS DIET
Taking the key components of a good diet, here is a simple and easy approach for managing your nutrition. It will provide you with a solid structure while still giving you choice; it allows you to eat from all food groups so you don’t feel deprived. Also, the nutritional diversity will keep you feeling as good as you look.
Here’s to being stunning and confident! The countdown for losing fat starts here….
Start with just meeting the following nutritional targets daily:
Drink lots of water….Keep hydrated
Hunger is often confused for thirst. Staying hydrated will not only control your hunger, but it will assist with your digestion, keep you energised and support your metabolism.
Have Lean Protein
Protein will help you build lean, toned muscle, power up your metabolism and keep you feeling full.
Chicken, Ostrich, Fish, Salmon, Eggs, etc…
Eat your Veggies
Mix up and have fun with your veggies. Leafy green veg is your best and most nutritional.
Spinach, asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, peppers, tomatoes, spinach, green beans, zucchini and squash…
Healthy Fats are Essential
Healthy fats not only help with weight loss, but they also decrease inflammation, curb your hunger, improve your mood and support your hormonal system.
Avocados, Raw nuts (Macadamia, Almond, Cashew), Natural nut butter (Macadamia, Almond) Olive oil, Coconut oil, Flax seed oil….
Some Carbohydrates as well
Don’t take out carbs completely, they help to fuel your muscles and you metabolism, especially for exercise. The key is to eat them unprocessed and complex (high fibre & slow digesting) .
Oats, Sweet Potato, Quinoa, lentils…
Small amount of Fruit
A little bit of fruit each day allows you to take in rich vitamins, nutrients and fibre from this food source without stalling your fat loss efforts. Try and eat fruits that are not too high in fructose and high in antioxidants.
Apples, Pears, Citrus Fruit (Grapefruit, lemon), Berries (Strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries etc…) Small banana…
Try and stay away from Sugar and products with added sugar, this is a simple Carbohydrate and fast digesting. Your body processes sugar into stored fat!
Give it your all, push toward your best!
Whatever your goal is, there is never a better time than the now; you owe it to yourself. Even if it’s the smallest step, make it happen. If you don’t you will find yourself with regrets and wishing you started long ago. Keep pushing to be the best you, what are you waiting for? Your best is waiting!
By Manuella Myburgh