Adhere to a few simple tips consistently and achieve that summer body you’ve always wanted. Nothing is as simple as it sounds but at least these golden rules take the guess work off your to-do list😉
15. Don’t use food as a reward:
Most people consider cheat meals as a reward for diet compliance throughout the week or as a reward for hard work in the gym. The problem with this approach is that the size of the reward is often commensurate with the perceived levels of achievement. However, a day of calorific meals or sugar overload can easily erase all of your hard work throughout the week. Rather reward yourself with a new outfit, pampering session at a spa or a day of relaxation😉
16. Don’t do it alone:
There’s a lot of info out there, from magazines to the opinion of friends and family. It can be overwhelming and confusing to filter through all of the advice, much of which is often contradictory. Find a qualified coach or trainer to help filter the nonsense from the fact and help guide you to success with an individualised plan that works. Check out www.lenbrophy.fit for all the help you will need.
17. Don’t skip the cardio:
Cardio can be invaluable to burn body fat more effectively, but only if you use it properly. Steady state cardio has its place in any body transformation plan because it helps your body become more efficient at breaking down and using stored fat for energy. Add in some strategic HIIT cardio and you’ll also boost your metabolism. The right cardio can release potent hormones that aid fat loss and improve body composition.
18. Mix up your diet approach:
You change your training plan periodically to keep seeing results, yet your diet is conventional and let’s face it a little boring. Your body responds best to change, be it a shift in calories or a reduction in carbohydrates or fat. Meal timing and frequency together with these macro nutrient changes might be the “magic” you were looking for. Don’t get stuck in a diet rut that might be the answer to those last 5kg!
19: Don’t complicate the process:
Strict adherence to your diet plan requires commitment and steadfast resolve. Moderation however is once again key. One small glass of wine per night and if you’re hitting a girls’ night out, opt for low calorie and low sugar drinks whenever possible and always eat a healthful meal before you hit the town.
20: Curb hunger without food:
Caffeine is a natural appetite suppressant. That means it can reduce those hunger pangs between meals to prevent unnecessary snacking. Black coffee or green tea are smart ways to get your caffein fix. Another option is to fill up on H2O. Most people don’t drink enough water to meet their daily requirements. A glass or two between meals can make you feel full and satiated to help stave off those hunger impulses. You can also include a water enhancer. They come in various flavours and are a much healthier option than sugar laden juices or drinks.
Till next time,