How to Eat to Maximise Your Results…

Ever skip breakfast? Or eat your biggest meal of the day at night? If so, you could be setting yourself up for failure…

Our busy lifestyles often make it very difficult to do the planning and preparing necessary to get amazing results for weight loss, body fat loss and fitness improvements. Now, you just cannot out-exercise poor nutrition when it comes to sculpting the body you want.

Over the next 3 blog posts I will be giving you 3 great strategies you can utilise to maximise your results:

Today we are going to chat about “TIMING”. Timing your meals is a great way to boost your metabolism and ensure that you get great results in terms of weight loss and body fat loss. It can also ensure that you build that little bit of extra lean muscle to make you look and feel amazing!! So, here are 3 things you can do as regards “timing”:

Breakfast

  • The most important meal of the day
  • Eat this meal as close to when you wake up as possible
  • It will boost your metabolism – it helps kickstart it for the day
  • If you skip breakfast your metabolism slows, blood sugar dropsĀ  – you get hungry, low energy, you are more likely to store fat – and you are more likely to impulsively snack on the wrong foods later
  • Research has also shown that people who skip breakfast are 4 and 1/2 times more likely to be obese; And it showed that people who lost 15kg and maintained it ate breakfast every day


Eat every 2 – 3 hours

  • Eat one or two times per day and you are going to lose muscle and lower your metabolism
  • There are also blood sugar fluctuations after about 3 hours (of not eating) and fluctuating blood sugar is not a great environment in your body for weight loss and body fat loss
  • Aim for 5-6 meals per day – the more frequently you eat the more calories you burn – you’ll also maintain energy levels and help turn your body into a fat burning machine


Fuel your workout & Replenish your muscles

  • If you’re working out hard, it makes sense to give your body what it needs to maximise the results before and after your workouts
  • Yet many people exercise on an empty stomach and do not “refuel” after a workout
  • Fuel your workout: small meal of complex carbs at least an hour before (bread & peanut butter, fruit and nuts, yoghurt, meal replacement shake)
  • Replenish your muscles: eat a balanced meal 30-45 minutes after your workout (helps with recovery and muscle growth)

That’s it for now…I will be back with a post on “BALANCING” your meals and how this helps to ensure you get fantastic results…

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