More often than not, when a client gets a new training and nutrition plan, it isn’t training that they find most difficult. It is sticking to the nutrition plan the other 23 hours of the day.
I am a huge advocate of not cutting any type of food group out. So in order to get results it’s usually learning about how to change the proportions and portions of what you eat.
In oder to lose weight you simply have to be in a calorie deficit. There is no other way around it. All these bull shit companies can sell you magic pills and magic products but at the end of the day you don’t need to spend hundreds of €€€ trying to achieve your goal.
I don’t know about you but I love food. It is one of life’s great pleasures. It’s those favourite snacks that remind you of your childhood, it’s those cookies your grandmother makes, it’s your Friday evenings with you loved ones or Sunday afternoon roasts with the family.
So in order to not have to sacrifice too much, there are ways to lose weight and still feel full and satiated.
One way is to double the amount of veggies or salad on your plate. You should be aiming for a handful of protein with each meal and a fist full of carbs and a thumb full of fats….but fill up on veggies. Firstly the are low calorie, full of valuable micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). Secondly they are super low in calorie but super filling so you won’t feel hungry. Thirdly they will do wonders for your energy levels, skin and happiness.
A great way to start adjusting to a healthier lifestyle is making healthier, lower calorie food swaps. Instead of taking the huge tortilla wraps you could take the mini ones with half the calories. You could swap your white rice for cauliflower rice – this actually leaves you satiated yet light after the meal. You can swap full fat yoghurt for a light. Swap sugar with sweetner, fizzy drinks with water or coffee. Cauliflower base pizza instead of wheat base. Sweet potato rice instead of white rice.
By upping your water intake to 2.5-4 litres per day you also keep yourself fuller for longer.
Now it’s getting colder I love to have vegetable soups that are also lower in calorie yet satiating.
I have recently found Spoons Of Taste – Feel Good Bites – I find them a super snack to have when i’m craving some chocolate or when those afternoon carb cravings hit. They are also a really good think for kids lunchboxes or to simply keep in your bag if you are on the go and want to avoid grabbing something unhealthy. My favourite are the chocolate flavour.
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If you would like help with training or nutrition let me know & if you have any cool food swaps please share! I always love hearing new trends.