Can it really be sustainable long-term or is it just another fad, among your gazillion other New Year resolutions?
Every January my gym is utterly packed with Duracell bunny-like people on their fitness-kicks but low and behold, by mid February they've given up and I've got my space back. My selfish streak says hurray, they're finally gone! That's a bit evil, though. I can't help wondering if they are just going about things in the wrong way...
It's perfectly possible to stick to a new health and fitness regime. In my opinion that purely depends on your frame of mind and attitude. Now, let's focus on healthy-eating.
By adopting the following mantra (in addition to normal regular exercise routine), I have managed to cut 3.5kg in just 2 weeks and I feel great! This is only the beginning.
A couple of "pearls of wisdom" for you guys:
1. It doesn't have to be that hard. Do not starve yourself or ban yourself from eating any single thing, especially the things you enjoy. If you do, you'll manage for a while, but you will eventually cave in and ruin the whole thing by binging.
2. Be mindful of portion sizes, don't be greedy and eat slower.
3. Enjoy the feeling of being a little bit hungry at some points during the day. Your plan is working!
5. Always eat breakfast, it's the most important meal of the day.
6. Completely cut out the heavy carbs in the evenings. Have a light evening meal such as grilled or oven-baked fish or lean meat with some steamed vegetables. Your body will thank you for the protein, especially if you workout regularly. If you crave dessert, try low-fat cottage cheese mixed with frozen berries: delicious!
I need to credit someone I follow on Instagram, Louise C , as she's been an inspiration to me by posting photos of all her protein-filled meals which are a part of an eating plan designed for her by her Personal Trainer and aimed a cutting body fat. Everything looks delicious, clean and super healthy. Go Girl!