One of the best ways to lose weight is to combine a weight loss exercise programme with a healthy eating plan. This diet plan will keep you full and give you much more energy to train.
The plan prescribes aerobic exercise, to 'burn' off excess body fat and resistance training, (weights, yoga etc.) in order to increase your metabolism. Nutritional plans must be calorie-controlled, dependant on individual needs. Instead of counting calories this diet plan demonstrates that certain foods already come in the correct size and weight.
3 Weetabix, a handful of chopped strawberries, some skimmed milk.
Eating quantifiable cereals like Weetabix or Shredded Wheat makes it is easy to ensure you eat exactly the right amount. Losing weight through exercise means at least 60% of your daily calories should be in the form of slow release carbohydrates and most of this should be eaten in the morning. This means the body has enough energy for the day.
MID MORNING SNACK
One small palm-full of unsalted nuts, seeds and dried fruit it is important to eat regularly throughout the day to keep stoking the bodies' metabolism.
2 wholemeal tortilla wraps filled with cottage cheese and approx 10-15 red grapes and an apple for dessert.Drink water throughout the day, and a glass at every meal. This will keep you hydrated and prevents the body holding excess water.
Fruit Smoothie: 150 ml strawberry yoghurt, 50ml pure orange juice, 1 med banana. Blended together. This delicious smoothie is a favourite and it's so easy to make. It will give you immediate energy, ideal for just before a tough workout. It is also great to assist recovery as it is full of vitamins and minerals
Mediterranean Fish with Salsa salad
Marinade 200g white fish for an hour in 1tbsp lemon juice, 1/2tbsp olive oil and 1/2 tbsp fresh coriander. Preheat grill and cook for about 5-7 mins.
For the salsa salad you will need 2 ripe tomatoes, 1/4 red onion, 1/4 tin black eyed peas, 1/2 tsp olive oil, 1/2 tbsp lemon juice , 1/2 tbsp fresh coriander and _ iceberg lettuce all mixed together. Serve the fish on a plate with the salad on the side.
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