Posts Tagged ‘Healthy’

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What’s good folks.

How is everyone doing.

I hope you guys are staying fit and keeping healthy.

For part 1 we looked at Exercise and the important role it plays in not only Fat Loss/Muscle Building but overall health and fitness.

We also touched upon the importance of combining both Exercise and Nutrition for realistic results.

For Part 2 we are going to be focusing on Nutrition.

So firstly….

Food Preparation is Key

 

Imagine trying to follow through a 12 week nutrition plan but not actually having any food prepped or knowing what you’re going to eat.

You’ve set yourself back already and started out on a road of failure. It would be near to impossible to see through your plan.

Things would work out expensive also as it’s likely you would be spending A LOT of your money on take-aways & ready made meals.

This isn’t good as you want to be saving up your money!

Plus, a lot of ready made meals may be processed (not a good idea) and buying regular take-aways would go against the whole idea of loosing fat/building muscle anyway. Can you imagine…

So food preparation is key!

You want to write down a list of foods that you are going to be eating for the time frame of your plan. Organisation is everything. Stick this list on your fridge to help you stay in the zone!

You want a balance of:

Proteins

Carbohydrates

Fats

For example:

Proteins – Legumes/Beans/Nuts/Pulses Meat (I’ve cut down my meat intake)
Carbohydrates – Rice/Potatoes/Pasta/Yams/Sweet Potatoes/Quinoa/CousCous/Grains
Fats – Avocado – Extra Virgin Olive Oil/ Coconut Oil/ Nuts/

This will help you to stay on track for the next 12 weeks, (you can even execute this plan well over a year if you need the structure)

Now, on the weekend or when you have some free time:

Food Preparation Step By Step Plan

Step 1

Prepare and cook your meals. Make sure you use lots of seasoning to keep your food interesting. Apply variety to keep things mixed up. The moment you get bored it’s easy to fall of the bandwagon.

Step 2 – Have a tuppaware to store your food in. This allows you to take it to work with you or your place of travel without being tempted to buy some “Fast Food

Step 3 – Refrigerate or freeze the tuppawares for the following week or two (depending on how much food you cooked)

Step 4 – Heat them up and you are ready to go

Step 5 – Utilize a food thermal bag to keep them warm

You gotta ask yourself – Is The effort you put in worth the work at this stage – Hell yea!

Most Definitely

New body transformation _ A new you. Healthier – Fitter – Faster – Stronger

You look good, you feel good!

You feel good, You live a better life!

I personally don’t use a microwave myself as I’ve heard shady things about them (I will do some research and see how true this is though as I’m not 100% sure, but I thought I’d mention it anyway – I heat my food up on the stove – But please feel free to do your own research and see what you find)

You know guys…

This is a journey to be enjoyed and an opportunity for you to learn a lot about yourself. It is a time to build strength, courage and to live life a better you.

SO…

Key notes from today:

1) Food preparation is very important. It’s half the effort in loosing fat/building muscle

2) Cook ahead of time and stay prepared

3) Enjoy the journey

Hopefully you guys found this helpful.

If your looking to lose fat – Let’s do this!
If your looking to build muscle – Let’s get them gainz in!

WE CAN DO THIS!

  1. Goal Setting
  2. Nutrition
  3. Consistency
  4. Exercise
  5. Motivation

 

Love folks, Until Part 3

Stay Healthy/ Stay Wealthy & Stay Blessed!

OVER AND OUT!

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Hey Guys,

I’m back with another quick tip of the week.This weeks tip is simple but effective and can be used by anyone

Choosing the stairs over the Lift/Elevator

The Lift/Elevator at work or at the shopping centre may be a nice convenience, but taking the stairs will strengthen your heart, burn extra calories and tone your entire lower body. If you have stairs at home, take every opportunity to use them.

Walking up and down stairs for 20 minutes a day works nicely if you need to squeeze in some cardio but find you are short for time.

I like to consider myself as fit but even walking up a few flight of stairs can have a guy feeling a little short of breath LOL.

Not that I should have to tell you, but the more steps the better…but you already knew this right 🙂

Stair Lunges

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If you have stairs at home, a little work out you can try is lunging up the steps and pausing at the bottom for a nice burn.

Here’s how I see it…taking the stairs cost nothing but a few extra minutes out of your day. And what’s a few extra minutes when where talking about your health…Think about it!

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What are you trying to loose – Weight or Body Fat?

Far too many times I hear people say they want to loose weight forgetting that weight is broken down into a number of groups:

  1. Muscle
  2. Fat
  3. Water

When aiming to loose weight it’s likely you are striving to loose fat and water. We all know what fat is right, I mean that’s what where trying to loose. But what is water weight?

It’s what people first loose when they go on low carbohydrate diets mistaking it for fat. You see, we are made up 60-70% of water and on top of that, excessive carbohydrates and salty foods puts the body in a state where it likes to hold on to excessive amounts of water (hence why some people look bloated a few days after a junk fest – lots of salt (sodium) and carbs).

A scientific term would be the weight in your body caused by your cells storing water. You pack on water weight when you eat a lot of salty things because since salt dries out your cells, they overcompensate.

In order to get rid of water weight, drink a lot of lemon water for a few days and stay away from fried, salty foods, processed (horse meat) foods. Exercise sweats it out of you and a few sauna sessions a week.

While trying to loose water weight you want to ensure you are drinking lots of water (sounds backwards rights) but the body is smart and I’ll explain why.

When you stop drinking water your body goes into an emergency state so to speak and holds onto water it has as it’s not getting an adequate amount (the same as when people are dieting and think it’s smart to not eat just to loose weight then the metabolism slows down and the body holds onto the fat it has because it goes into starvation mode) The body is very smart!

Loosing fat can be hard if you make it hard. If you plan to go on a “12 week crash diet” only to rebound once you’ve reached your goal it will be hard because you will continue going through that cycle – I’ve been there and some of you reading have been there.

Instead, decide to make a lifestyle change today. If you choose to make healthy eating apart of your life it will be easy as that will be your new way of living. It will become normal to you after a month or two – makes sense right. They say do something for at least 21 days every day for it to become routine. Make healthy eating a normal routine.

And as for exercise, you don’t have to splash out at the gym and take every supplement under the sun. Body weight exercises from home and some space in your bedroom is all you need.

So I ask you again – What are you trying to loose – Weight or Body Fat?

Knowledge is key! Let’s keep on learning together.

Stay Blessed People