With so much fitness and weight loss industry noise cluttering both your mind and your shopping cart, these 10 tips really tell you like it is without all the nonsense. It’s about realistic approaches that sustain lifestyle changes rather than temporary results that are impossible to maintain. Let’s dive in
Tip #1: Pick Your Consumption Style There are basically two schools of thought and studies show that both of them can work equally well. The first preaches you should eat 5-6 meals a day at regular intervals that are no farther apart than 2 hours. The other says eat three square meals a day that supple all the micronutrients you need. The key is to pick one and then stick with it. The body needs to be able to rely on your consumption habits so that it can adapt accordingly. If you keep changing things up or have no consistency, it throws the metabolism into a tailspin.
Tip #2: The Three Wise Men of Micronutrients Listen, you can’t just eat fat and protein with no carbs and expect to remain healthy. And, you can’t eat nothing but carbs and protein and expect to feel full. Each meal needs to have all three in the proper amounts to facilitate muscle growth and provide the body (and brain) with the energy it needs to look and perform better.
Tip #3: Make Your Carbs Work Harder As time passes and physiological data piles up, it becomes more apparent that your primary source of carbs should be fruits and veggies and nothing else. Pile them on. Tons of them. Mountains of them. The more the merrier as long as they are nutrient dense but low on the glycemic index.
Tip #4: Cut Away the Toxicity Go organic or local with your food. Stay away from processed, packaged and preserved goods. Stick with food that’s truly natural and devoid of the countless modern toxins in supermarket munchies.
Tip #5: High Intensity + Lower Volume Less is more when it comes to resistance training. It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality. Go with proper form and high intensity/lower volume for better results.