* Tips for a quick win
* Change less and achieve more
For this week’s blog I thought I would keep it simple and focus on nutrition. Not something that is very easy to combine! Much of the fitness industry likes to make nutrition complicated in order to profiteer from it. However, it really ought to be quite straightforward.
Here are three tips to become healthier and more nutritionally savvy without too much effort:
Start with the MyFItnessPal App
This is a really interactive and simple to use app which will walk you through achieving your goals. You don’t even need to become heavily engaged in it, simply to get an idea of where you are and how to get to your goals over a few days usage will suffice.
The thing that I like most about this is that it's complex ideas are simplified. We all know that calorie intake needs to be lower to lose weight but what about setting a date to lose X kilograms, how much would you need to reduce then?
Obviously it should be done healthily and sustainably but knowing your current intake certainly helps.
I guarantee this will set you on your way.
Not all calories are created equal
It may sound obvious but the calories found in a chocolate bar are not the same as the equivalent calories in a salad, for instance.
You’d be amazed at the disparity between them. This may seem obvious but I’m no advocate of blindly following calories either. Planning your meals for the day is quite crucial, if you leave things to chance then your choices are somewhat limited.
Calories will give you a rough guide but don’t believe that low calories are always a symbol of health.
As simple as it gets: you should aim for at least two litres of water every day unless you’re especially active (then it should be more). Carry a water bottle around or plan for staying hydrated. It will help with digestion, concentration and so many other basic functions.
Become used to eating less but more often
The old belief that you should have three square meals a day is not something that has stood the test of time. Suppressing your appetite by eating smaller amounts more regularly may be a challenge to instil but it will regulate your blood sugar levels and prevent binge eating.
Use treats as a (moderated) reward
Above all, you should enjoy your food. Rewards can spur on your training and should be encouraged. When i was marathon training I needed something at the end of 25 mile runs to motivate me. My choices weren’t always healthy either. Balance should be the crux of your nutritional plan. Train hard and enjoy the results but remember a sense of proportion!
Furthermore, the RYPT 60-page beginner's home workout plan is available with a day by day plan, contact me directly.
RYPT is built around sustainability, moderation and enjoyment. Through the RYPT app, you will be guided every step of the way and have full support too.
If you have any questions about health, fitness, wellbeing, exercise or nutrition please contact me directly for help!
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