Three EASY ways to eat healthier

Three EASY ways to eat healthier

Hi Guys,

You’ve heard me say many times before that if you’re trying to get in shape, there are two key factors: exercise and diet.

You can train hard in the gym all week, but if your habits in the kitchen are letting you down then you won’t make any progress.

Remember – we have ALL got a six-pack. The problem is that for many of us it’s hidden under an extra layer of fat.

So this week I’ve come up with a few easy cooking ideas to help make your meals healthier…

1. Cook “heavy” vegetables
The problem with many people is that they consume too much carbohydrate late in the day. Which means just as your body is slowing down, you’re overloading it with fuel.

Instead of loading up yo

ur bowl with too much pasta/ rice, add some vegetables to balance out your meal.

This formula can be repeated across any pasta or rice dish. Vegetables such as peppers, broccoli, carrots and cauliflower all help fill out the meal. As do beans and pulses.

Be creative with your ingredients. It will transform the taste and texture of your food, cut down your carbohydrate content and help you trim your waistline.

2. Eat more protein
Protein is the building block for the muscles in your body. Active people need to consumer about 1g of protein per kilo of bodyweight per day.

It’s a fact that protein is more filling than carbohydrate and it’s a lot better for you if you’re trying to get slimmer.

Firstly, because you feel more full you won’t go hunting through the biscuit cupboard for some sweet treats that are loaded with calories.

Secondly, overloading with carbs at night increases the likelihood that the energy will be stored as fat. Personally, I like my evening meal to be 50% protein and 50% vegetables.

Good sources of protein are; tuna, chicken, beef, turkey, pork, salmon, nuts, beans, lentils, tofu, cheese (low-fat), yoghurt, eggs and lentils.

3. Stock up your spice rack
We all know that too much salt is bad for us. But it’s a big problem in the UK today and one of the main reasons we’ve got an obesity epidemic.

It’s really tempting to pour in a lot of salt if you think one of your dishes needs some extra flavour.

But don’t be afraid to be adventurous. Liven up your food with herbs and spices such as chilli, cumin, coriander, dill, paprika and basil. These will all inject some great flavours into your healthy meals.

So there you go.

Three really easy changes you can make today to make sure the effort you’re making in the gym isn’t going to waste. Follow these ideas and you’ll be on track for a fitter, leaner physique.

Remember to keep an eye out for our facebook page. We’ll be posting plenty of recipes and training tips on there in the weeks to come.

It’s free advice that will help you get in shape and stay that way. As ever, give me a shout if you’ve got any questions. It’s always a pleasure hearing from you all.

Take it easy,

Tony
Founder, Absolute PT

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