Updated: Jun 18
The hardest part of any routine is getting your NUTRITION right to achieve optimal results.
I’m going to be honest I don’t believe there is such thing as the PERFECT diet for each individual, I believe in making adaptive changes to existing ones.
Why is that you ask? Because there is never a one size fits all approach to eating. There are thousands of recipes and diets out there and my opinion they are a waste of money.
Whoever cames up with some these diets needs to take a long hard look at themselves, absolute…. I’ll let you complete that sentence.
Just take some time and think about what you're currently doing to eat right.
What if I told you it takes you 20-30 mins to build a plan and could stop you from becoming miserable, unhappy, lose confidence and that's not including the internal aspects.
It's time to wise up!
Here’s 5 tips I recommend for building a stable and consistent routine for healthy eating;
1. Cut The Crap
Address your existing habits that are bad from the start, it will help you to increase accountability during the change and make you less likely to yo-yo.
9 times out of ten the easiest thing to do is consume calories because you're bored, hungry and don't want to cook. Grabbing a takeaway is the easiest option why lie. We all do it.
But it does not not help you at all. Your body will thank you later when you start feeding it with nutrient dense foods.
2. Be Realistic
Be honest about it, no point fluffing things up because ultimately it’s you that will suffer not anyone else. You want to change, make the changes appropriately.
3️. Don’t go guesstimating
Make sure you know your body's specific demands and what it needs. No point in thinking you need to eat a roast because you’ve been training so hard, each individual's calorie burning capabilities are all unique.
If you want to work out how many calories you burn at a steady state. Please click the link below.
4. Include fats
Believe it or not that you actually need fats to burn fat hmmm interesting ay. I don’t mean go chucking packets of crisps or sausage rolls down your throat, I’m talking essential fats ie; Avocados, Nuts, Fish, and even the cooking oils you use, switch them up.
5️. Be clever with carbs
Just like fats they are heavily involved in the fat burning process.
Carbohydrates, Carbs for short are broken down into 2 groups, knowing the difference will help you with what you need to eat pre, during and post-workout.
Simple carbohydrates are broken down quickly by the body to be used as energy. Simple carbohydrates are found naturally in foods such as fruits, milk, and milk products. They are also found in processed and refined sugars such as candy, table sugar, syrups, and soft drinks. The majority of carbohydrate intake should come from complex carbohydrates (starches) and naturally occurring sugars rather than processed or refined sugars.
These carbs behave very differently in the body at different points pre-during-post workout so be mindful of this. I am being specific to glycogen depletion, here's a clue - INSULIN!
Complex carbohydrates contain longer chains of sugar molecules than simple carbohydrates. ... As complex carbohydrates have longer chains, they take longer to break down and provide more lasting energy in the body than simple carbohydrates. for example; sweet potato, oats, and pasta (very starchy).
Now Lets Put This Into Practice
If you want to learn what else you can do to build yourself a healthy balanced diet then. all you have to do is ask.
I’ll divulge how one magic trick I used which not many people know for fat loss helped me hugely.
CRUMPETS AND NUTELLA, you can let that sink in.
How do you think this works?