...attack the plan! Most of the successful events of our lives were born from a simple idea or thought. It is the same for our fitness goals. After deciding on your goal it is helpful to put a plan into place. Doing so will help you achieve a positive outcome. Fitness is no different. It is good to quantify all aspects of your new goal(s). Exercise and nutrition both deserve equal attention when you begin to create your plan for success. How do you create a plan?
Have an extra bowl of ice cream? More pizza or an extra bread roll?
For EVERY gram of active carbohydrates you consume on a daily basis, your body will hold nearly 3 grams of water. Wow. That's why you put on 3 pounds when you weigh yourself the next day. How do you undo the damage you did last night?
DRINK MORE WATER
Hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils. Otherwise known as TRANS FAT. This has been linked too heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Along with sugar it is enemy number one. These things are added to make food taste good. BEWARE!
3 HEALTHLY FOODS THAT MAKE YOU FATSome foods that are considered healthy are "calorically dense foods" which means a small serving has a lot of calories. If you diet has 3 these foods you can gain weight by only eating a little.1. Pasta - a moderate 1 and 1/2 cups of most pastas yield more than 60 grams of carbs and almost 350 calories.2. Fruit Juice and Smoothies - all fruit juices are loaded with sugar and so are most "smoothie" shop smoothies. And we all know sugar is the enemy of fat loss.
I have never been able to keep a diary or food log. When I had tried, it lasted 1 day and was written on at least 3 pieces of scrap paper. So last year when I decided to go through my first version of the Eat Clean Program (which was 8 weeks long) I kept a photo log and posted a photo of each meal on FB for accountability. Yes, I did this for 8 weeks. I thought my friends would think it was crazy, but come to find out they loved the meal ideas.
Weight loss and gain are driven by hormones. Insulin is the hormone you need to get under control if you want to burn fat and lose weight. Eating too many foods that break down into sugar, releases insulin into the blood, and then your fat burning ability is down the drain. You may already know this but it is good to hear it again
SUGAR IS THE ENEMY!
Make one simple change and your results will sky rocket.
Weather is getting warmer and it becomes more important to replace lost fluids. However drinking water is not your only option. Eat these foods to replace lost fluids.
1. Yogurt has 88% water content by weight.
2. Celery has 95% water content by weight.
3. Watermelon has 91% water content by weight.
Hope this helps.