Do you ever feel like you need an energy boost for your workout? Here's my magic trick for supercharging energy levels:
- Dark chocolate (up to 150 kcal)
- A double espresso
Consume these 20-30 minutes before your workout and you should feel happy and full of energy. :-)
What do you have pre-workout to give you energy? I usally always prefer to steer away from branded supplements and shakes if the energy can be gotten in a more natural (and less expensive way).
The fact is
You can eat whatever you want and lose weight.
It's all about energy balance.
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.
I've been on a detox for nearly 6 weeks now. I'll post about my results in another post.
Here are the guidelines for a Fit as Hel detox:
Duration: 1-6 weeks
Nutrition: Follow your own Fit as Hel nutritional guidelines = never overeat and make sure to hit your protein goals.
Hydration: 2.5 litres of a water per day (3 litres for men). No alcohol during the detox.
Exercise: Four 10-15 minute workouts per week (on top of what you'd normally do).
AND THAT'S IT!
I'm going to run Fit as Hel member challenges every now and again. You guys can then post about your experiences (and success) in our closed Facebook group.
All the (home/gym) workouts are naturally provided in "the zone", as I like to call the restricted content members' area. If you want your personal nutritional guidelines updated just re-fill in the form in the nutrition bit.
The next detox challenge will run 9th - 13th December (so that you can then eat what you want over Christmas, ha)! Get your friends to take part as well!! (Just click on online membership at the top)
P.s. As always, no forbidden foods!!