What is emphasized in every diet plan is nutrition. Unfortunately, you can't eat everything and anything but you can still enjoy what you are eating. Nutrition is the sustenance and nourishment of foods that your body retains when consumed. Most berries are known as 'antioxidant fruits' that help remove the toxins from your body. Berries such as strawberries, raspberries and the most powerful-blueberries. All of these are delicious and good for you, so who says nutrition is boring and not enjoyable. It is key to keep your body full of fruits and vegetables so that you retain vitamins such as b and c, or even e and d. There is also iron in many vegetables that you can eat like spinach. It is very important to eat veggies with iron in it because it restores the hemoglobin in your red blood cells. If you are deficient in iron you become anemic and this will make working out a difficult task. You will feel lethargic majority of the time and the first thing that will come to your mind is SLEEP! you cannot work out when your sleeping!
Remember: If you are looking to lose weight, protein and a little bit of work out is needed.
Lot's of protein and no bad fats added is key! things like plain chicken, steak, tuna, fish, turkey with no gravy. These are all high in protein and will allow your metabolism to work work work! Also, keep in mind, it's not just about losing weight its maintaining your health. Give your body what it needs to survive (Vitamins, minerals, water, protein and grains. All these things assist in helping your body produce, reduce, digest and energize)
A great book to have, is "Power Juices Super Drinks" by Steve Meyerowitz.
It's a book that incorporates many different fruits and vegetables (common and exotic) into juices for different parts of your body like the mind. It creates juices that help with sleep issues, cramps, diet, acne etc.
** I am not a doctor, please contact your own health physician for personal questions or concerns**
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Have you ever felt like you will never hit your goal weight? Nothing that you try will or has ever worked? Well chances are you are probably doing it wrong! Weight loss is not as easy as snapping your fingers, it is a way of life, it is the process of changing your lifestyles (usually bad) to ones that will actually help manifest into something more positive. It is the attitudes you develop and the desire you have that will affect how successful your nutritional life and fitness systems will work.
You must ask yourself, do you really want to do this? Do you have the time to fully commit? How will you change your schedule to revolve around your new way of living? Most importantly, you must know your desired weight and the exact difference of your current weight and your desired weight. This will give you the exact pounds you must lose to achieve your goal weight. An easy way to keep track of weight loss per week is make a schedule, track your weight each week and the difference from week to week. It may not seem like a lot at the time; maybe 3 pounds or even just 1 but this will all add up if you maintain a strong and consistent workout and eating pattern. Like I mentioned before, the key component to getting started is the desire and the feeling that you cannot go on any longer with the way you look or feel at your current state. It is almost as if you must hit rock bottom to get back up. This will give you the drive you need to succeed. If you do not believe you actually need to lose weight and be healthy, and you just want to go on a diet then you may hit a road block and be unsatisfied with the outcomes. You must have a solid attitude and a mind set that is not lazy. You must be driven and willing to go above and beyond expectations to reach a goal you have never obtained before. One of my favourite quotes especially if you were to relate it to fitness is:
"To obtain what you have never had, you must do what you have never done."
This is more than enough motivation for me, so i hope it can do the same for you!
There are many components to a good fitness and health routine. These are components I will discuss in future blogs. These topics will be about nutrition and diet plans (healthy eating), fitness patterns and how work out schedules work, styles of work out, natural foods you can eat that are doctor recommended and i will also include personal stories that can hopefully uplift your spirits and allow you to see that fitness is not easy for anyone to adapt to. It is a work in progress and a life changing experience. I will also answer any questions for those who are curious and perhaps interested in this life changing experience.