Okay, so I am not really into the whole “dieting” thing as diets only leave us sad and fatter then when we started once the “diet” is over. So think of these as more tips for enjoying lots of nourishing foods.
Water! If you can only get one thing right, get this right.
55-65 per cent of your body weight is made up of water! Your brain consists of around 70 per cent of water, too. Crazy, huh! Yep, suddenly the need for adequate daily water intake seems to make a whole lot of sense…
Your weight in kg divided by 0.024 = how many millilitres of water your body requires each day.
So, if you were to weigh 60kg, an ideal daily water intake for you is 2,500mL or 2.5L
Stay away from multi-ingredient starches like doughnuts & bread or any sugary grains – this is kind on common sense?
Use fatty fish as a dinner protein. It’s meant to aid with sleep.
Eat single-ingredient carbohydrates like oats, sweet potatoes and rice as an energy source around times you are active (breakfast and lunch – unless you exercise in the PM then lunch and dinner). This is our energy food.
No starch when you are sitting on your ass or about too! Stick to protein and vegetables, your not being active, we do not need high energy food here to sit around doing not much activity.
Consume one or two portions of fruit per day. Fruit is a great snack and filled with delightful vitamins and minerals.
Always make dark-green vegetables a part of your lunch and dinner. I have never heard of anyone eating to many green vegetables.
Always consume at least one mid-morning snack and one or two afternoon snacks. A snack does not have to be a massive meal.
Eat slowly, until you’re full but not stuffed! Don’t skip meals. Don’t let yourself get hungry.
Try to eat all your meals.
Remember that protein repairs and rebuilds those beautiful muscles, while carbohydrates provide an energy source.
Use dry herbs and spices to create different flavors.
Don’t rely on vitamins to fill a nutritional gap in your diet. Vitamins won’t fix a pizza!