Spring is almost here and before you know it Summer has arrived. Don’t panic you still have time to get the body you desire, but I warn you it is going to take hard work and dedication to get it. A massive part of positively changing your body is diet, regularly going to the gym is essential but without a structured diet plan you will be wasting your time. Everyone is different, but I’m going to give you a basic idea of what you need to do to change your diet for the better.
- Drink more water
Try to drink 3-4 litres of water a day. Water is essential for bodily functions, and will help to flush toxins out of the body and keep energy levels higher allowing you to exercise harder and for longer.
- Cut out high GI starchy carbohydrates
A big mistake is having an abundance of these high starchy carbs in your diet (e.g. pasta, bread, rice, potatoes). Carbs are a fuel and driving force during exercise, however when consuming large amounts of these high GI starchy carbs they are gone to waste and will be converted to fat and then stored in the body. You can consume a small portion of these carbs after high intensity exercise to replenish the fuel stores, but cutting them from the rest of your diet plan will make a massive difference to your bloated stomach.
- High Protein
Attempt to make the protein portion of your meal the main component, whether that’s chicken, turkey, salmon, tuna, etc. Protein is important to maintain muscle definition and growth along with being used to maintain other bodily functions.
- Colour on your plate
Vegetables are filled with essential vitamins and minerals that the body requires to stay fit and healthy. Make sure you have a selection of different veggies to have with meals.
- Low GI Carbs
Low GI carbs (such as porridge oats for breakfast) will provide the body with lasting energy throughout the day and give you a full feeling in your stomach so you are less likely to over eat.
- Regular Eating
Small nutritious snacks are important throughout the day to help keep your metabolism elevated. Plain nuts, fruits, high protein yoghurts, etc are good options to have in between your main meals.
Losing weight and shedding the extra fat is not an easy task, it is important to find a routine that best suits you. My 6 points above are a starting point to give you an idea of what you should be doing diet-wise, so try adapting your diet to fit with those points. Get Shredding!!! Any questions comment below or send me a message 🙂