Sure-fire ways to "sky rocket" your energy & fat loss
10th November, 2010
Keep the metabolism ticking over by eating regularly preferably small meals every 3 hours or so. Try NOT to leave 5-6 hours without eating, only then to then find yourself over-hungry and far more liable to over-eat.
Reduce (or avoid!) your intake of white carbohydrates these have a high glucose load or high GI. Often termed fast-releasing carbohydrates, these foods cause highs and lows in energy levels, and simply switch OFF our ability to burn fat.
Remember the enemies of energy and fat loss:
- White bread
- White pasta and white rice
- Mashed potato
- Fruit juices and fruit drinks
- Canned drinks
- Sweets and pastries
Replace bread, pasta and potatoes with vegetables and whole fresh fruits
Choose healthy, whole carbohydrates, in this preferential order - vegetables, more vegetables (!), whole fresh fruits, small amounts of natural wholegrains (quinoa, brown rice, oats and barley).
Mash vegetables instead of potato use celeriac, cauliflower or squash. Add some coconut milk and a few spices.
Eat more pulses such as chickpeas, and beans instead of pasta and bread!
The best types of meals contain protein and vegetables e.g. grilled or poached fish with steamed vegetables, or chicken and veg stir-fries, or large main course salads.
Work with your appetite eat when you are hungry and stop when you are satisfied
Determine the difference between boredom or emotional eating and functional eating (i.e. eating to fuel the body, rather than unnecessary eating! Learn to SEPARATE THE TWO!
Eat essential fats that help you burn fat! Foods containing natural, healthy fat (salmon, trout and other oily fishes, seafood, avocado, ground flaxseeds, shelled hempseeds, and walnuts) clean out your arteries and rev up your metabolic engine!
Ensure you get enough regular, quality sleep. Establish routine for your body.
Be patient. Be persistent. Be consistent. Be self-loving.
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