If you are trying to lose weight, then I am sure you are focussing on what you are eating on a regular basis, measuring each gram of cereal, monotoring your carbohydrate intake, etc., which is great, however, how many of you are actually paying attention to what you are drinking? Here are some facts about the different things we drink on a regular basis: A 12oz can of soda has 39 grams of sugar and 140 calories or 9 3/4 teaspoons of sugar! A 8 oz redbull has 27 grams of sugar and 108 calories or 6 3/4 teaspoons of sugar!
With the Long Weekend holidays already starting for my clients followed by the very festive Canada Day, eating on plan can be very challenging. Using the strategy of the FREE MEAL is beneficial for holidays and events. It is very important to understand the logic behind the FREE MEAL and where it lies in the overall strategy of dieting: -Choosing WHAT TO EAT along with HOW MUCH TO EAT are the 2 key components of the FREE MEAL.
Maybe you've heard that statement before, but what does it mean? It simply means that it takes a lot longer to burn a certain number of calories exercising than it takes to eat the same number of calories. For instance, it takes a 150lb person approximately 1 hour to burn ~500 calories, and that varies greatly depending on how hard you're working out. In 15 minutes, you can eat a Big Mac which has approximately 550 calories and blow your workout out of the water. Not to mention the sodium and fat content.
1. Pay attention to the descriptions- focus on food with descriptions such as steamed, broiled, or grilled. Obviously avoid anything deep fried or covered in sauce.
2. Drink water with your meal- Soda is empty calories. And as you know SUGAR IS THE ENEMY.
3. Hold the extras: be aware of dressings, spreads, cheese, and other condiments that are loaded with fat and calories.
Hungry already? When eating today, put your fork down between bites and thoroughly chew your food. It is a effortless way to cut calories and also to enjoy your food more. No fork food for lunch? Put that sandwich down between bites for the same effect.