We all know how important is sport in our lifes. Last month I decided to keep fit and signed up to my local fitness club. I must say I really liked that! Not only cardio like aerobic or jogging on the treadmill but also weight lifting. It’s very important to build your muscles if you want to achieve perfect and healthy body.
But no matter how often you visit your gym, you will never get what you want if you forget about healthy eating. It’s time to say goodbye to all salty snacks, sweets, sodas or white bread. I know it’s hard to remember exactly what is good for you and what’s not. The first thing you would probably think of is that you can avoid fat because of huge amount of calories. Well, it’s not truth. Of course you should throw out your deep fryer but not your bottle of oil. Why? Let me explain that to you.
FOCUS ON PROTEIN
Protein will make you feel fuller for longer, so you’ll be less tempted by snacks, and it’ll also provide the nutrients needed to repair muscles for growth. protein requires more calories to digest than carbs, which means it helps you burn more fat too.
DON’T AVOID FAT
Eating fat does not make you fat. In fact you need unsaturated fats (found in olive oil, avocados and nuts), and saturated fat (in red meat) is fine in small amounts. You should avoid trans fats – but you find these in processed foods, which the meal generator avoids.
GO HEAVY ON VEG
Feel free to pile your plate high with green vegetables such as broccoli, spinach and leafy greens – it’s almost impossible to eat too many and they are full of important nutrients.
EAT THESE: mushrooms, tomatoes, oats, blueberries, grapefruit, grapes, melon, milk, kippers, strawberries, eggs, natural yogurt, spinach, good-quality sausage, hazelnut butter, raspberries, smoked salmon
AVOID THESE: cereal, dried fruit, margarine, bagels, shop smothies, muffins, fruit juice, bread, cereal bars, jam, croissants, standard yogurt
EAT THESE: sardines, chicken, celery, beans, mackerel, beetroot, quinoa, hard cheese, cottage cheese, avocado, salad leaves, artichoke, home-made soup, tuna, peppers, ham, soft cheese
AVOID THESE: pasta salad, coleslaw, quiche, sandwich fillers, wraps, crackers, low-fat mayonnaise, oat cakes, baked potatoes, baguettes, tinned soup, sandwiches
EAT THESE: broccoli, turkey, sweet potatoes, peas, lamb, cabbage, butternut squash, onions, asparagus, carrots, cauliflower, prawns, aubergine, white fish, salmon, beef, leeks
AVOID THESE: pasta, pies, takeaways, booze, ready meals, creamy curry, couscous, potatoes, risotto, rice, noodles, pizza