Every January 1st we set up new goals that we will hopefully achieve for the upcoming year. Without a doubt the most popular goal is losing weight. Specifically we set a goal for a certain amount of weight to lose. Some people might say, “I just want to lose some weight”, while others will say, “I need to lose a lot of weight!”
Whatever your weight loss ambitions are they won’t go far without a plan. The goal of losing weight is the start and you should be proud of yourself that you set that goal in the first place. However the actual work of achieving the goal to lose weight is what’s to come and is the meat and potatoes (no pun intended) of your weight loss plan.
I don’t care who you are, how much weight you lift, or what your genetic makeup is, if you do not eat a well balanced healthy nutrition plan, you will invariably fail in trying to achieve your weight loss goal.
In order for your body to function in a healthy manner and get turned into a fat burning machine, you need to give it the nutrients it needs. Instead a lot of times we find ourselves stuffing burgers and fries into our bodies but what we really need are good quality sources of proteins, carbohydrates and vegetables.
Well you are in luck. Weight loss is not as hard as you think as long as you know what you are doing. Your weight loss nutrition plan is a lot easier than you think and I am about to give it to you. Weight loss doesn’t get any easier than that right?
From now on you are going to eat six times a day. That’s right I said six! Each meal will be smaller in size than say 3 big meals, as you will see in a moment. You should consume one meal about every two and a half to three hours until you reach 6 meals for the day. By eating smaller meals, that are well balanced with the right foods that I am going to talk about in a moment, you turn up the fat burning metabolism in your body.
Your metabolism is the rate at which your body burns fat. The higher the metabolism the more fat you will burn. Just like the furnace in your house, if it is constantly running it will burn the oil, gas, propane or whatever you use to heat your home. Your metabolism works the same way. As long as your metabolism is running it needs fuel to burn and keep it going, by eating smaller meals more frequently your metabolism is constantly running.
Now that you know how many meals you need to eat and how often, you need to know what to eat. This is simple. Each meal should consist of equal portions of proteins, carbohydrates and green vegetables.
Instead of using scale to weight all of your foods, which I find too cumbersome, just make each portion size the same size as your clenched fist. This way you aren’t dragging your scale all around town with you. Your hands, well they go with your wherever you go anyway!
Your protein sources should come from lean meats, fish, chicken breast, egg whites (with the occasional yolk) and protein supplements such as Whey protein. These are your best sources. Your carbohydrates should consist of whole grain breads, potatoes, brown rice and fruits. Your green vegetables should be just that, green. Meaning they should be spinach, broccoli, asparagus and salads. It is ok to throw in non green veggies such as carrots and cauliflower, but your main veggie source should be green.
Throw in ten to twelve ounces of water with every meal and you are set! You now have all the tools you need to lose as much or as little weight as possible. The only thing left is for you to go out and do it.
Just remember as with any weight loss plan, you should consult your primary care physician prior to starting.
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