You know all about the #100happydays challenge, right? Now it's time to spread the word for the fitter lifestyle!
Join us in this picture challenge any time you want - and post a picture in social media that contributes to better wellbeing every day for the next 100 days. Everyone can make a healthy choice every day - this can be to do with your nutrition, activity, training or even rest. Show us what you're made of -- let's spread the Fit as Hel lifestyle -- it's all the little things that contribute to the biggest success!
The #100daysfitashel challenge can be a great motivational tool both to you and your friends :-)
Your posts should include
a photograph with any caption and hashtags #100daysfitashel and #day[number]
I took a few local Fit as Hel members out on a lunch last weekend. Jeannie and Khelda are also my 1-to-1 PT clients and Eniko does my gym classes every week. All of these ladies have come a long way on their fitness journeys since joining Fit as Hel -- and I can't thank them enough for their enthusiasm, activity and support in our online community.
I intentionally chose a buffet as our lunch destination - and cheekily wanted to see what kind of foods they'd go for. Personally, after eating two plates and a fruit dessert during the meal I didn't have to eat anything else for the rest of the day - just green tea and plenty of water. This way, when you listen to your body, you'll not get fat if your food choices are balanced also when eating out. I hoarded loads of protein (mainly chicken and eggs), some sushi, plenty of veg and drank water with the meal... And then had honey dew, apple, grapes and orange for dessert :-).
Everyone is welcome to join us on our next lunch together - this'll be in Gateshead 3rd March 2014 after a deadlift masterclass at the gym. Please get in touch if you'd like more details - see you all soon! :-)
If you eat more calories than what your body can burn in a day, you'll be putting on weight.
If you eat a 1,200 kcal burger meal and drink a couple of beers, you probably shouldn't really be having anything else during the day if you're aiming for weight loss.
It's all about balance.
If you over eat today, you'll need to take it easier over the next couple of days and you'll be ok. It is, however, completely possible for your diet to consist of just crisps, chocolate and fizzy drinks - while you still lose weight. You'll just need to eat fewer calories that what your body can burn. With such poor quality food it's not a lot of food though.
Also, for your health's sake it's obviously always better to choose your food wisely - ideally you'd get plenty of protein, some good fats (avocado, oily fish, nuts...) and quality carbs in you every day.
"Dirty food" (the kind that makes you fat easily) is very nutrition dense (lots of kcal in a small amount) and doesn't keep you full for very long. And that's why so many of us struggle with weight control.