Sunday, 13 October 2013

Eat Fit Food’s 20 Summer Slim Down Tips


Today I delve into a 3 day educational eating plan with Eat fit Food. Why? Because I need to loose weight! Not just a little bit, alot! My body is not doing its thing, its stuck on repeat and the thought of Summer coming along at full steam ahead is freaking me out. I am feeling the push to get on the right track to get my body working properly and feeling amazing! I need this for me! So if you are needing a bit of inspiration to get you on the right track, check out these fabulous tips from Eat fit food . It’s time to look and feel fabulous again. Let’s do it!

Eat Fit Food’s 20 Summer Slim Down Tips:

1
Buddy up
Create a network to help you through the journey, whether it is through social media or your neighbours. Having a support network to keep you motivated and upbeat is vital.
2
Take a before and after shot
Taking progress pictures are a great way to keep yourself motivated and seeing how far you have come.
3
Fail to plan = plan to fail – get your goals on paper
Preparation is vital as it prevents you from reaching for unhealthy convenience snacks and foods when hunger comes a-knocking.
4
Outline an achievable fitness schedule
Exercise at least two to three times per week with weights or body-weight exercises. Regular exercise has many benefits: increased strength and muscle tone, elevated energy levels, improved immune system function, reduced stress levels and much more.
5
Clean out your pantry
Get rid of unhealthy foods in your house then you will be less tempted to binge on calorie-dense processed foods.
6
Eliminate processed foods/whole foods only!
Eliminate 'bad carbs', such as white breads, cakes and biscuits. They have no nutritional value and are broken down to sugars in the body which then turn into fat. Swapping 'white' carbs for whole grains may lower your risk for heart disease by 33%.
7
Eat Healthy fats
Eat healthy fats such as avocadoes, coconuts, raw nuts and seeds, olive oil and coconut oil. These fats will help your body absorb nutrients, including vitamin A, as well as improve skin complexion and sleep.
8
Don’t skip breakfast
Over half the population skip breakfast, leading to consuming more unhealthy food later in the day.
9
Shop at your local food market
Eating produce that is grown locally has a shorter time between harvest and your table, and it is less likely that the nutrient value has decreased.
10
Limit alcohol consumption
Aim for 5 alcohol free days per week. Excessive alcohol leads to an abundance of empty calories, weight gain and numerous other health problems.
11
Drink more water
A dehydrated body cannot effectively burn fat. Women should aim for 2 litres of water every day. Men should aim for 3 litres a day. Not to mention, you feel better when you're drinking enough water every day.
12
Pick low Glycemic Index foods
Swap potato for sweet potato, fruits with high anti-oxidant levels, including blackberries, blueberries, kiwi and strawberries. Low GI foods are digested slowly, avoiding the sugar spike and give you long lasting energy.
13
Avoid caffeine
Avoid caffeinated products where you can, including coffee, tea and fizzy drinks. These are all very acid forming and prevent nutrient absorption in the body.
14
Drink water with lemon
Drink a cup of water with lemon when you wake up every morning. This is a great way to kick-start the metabolism and help to detoxify the body.
15
Stay positive
It takes more energy to be positive than negative, to be optimistic than to be pessimistic. Choose to consciously be optimistic and positive and you will attract more good things in life.
16
Tick something off your bucket list
Achieving something from your life-long to do list makes you realise that you can do anything if you set your mind to it.
17
Prioritise your sleep
A lack of sleep not only affects your mood and concentration, but it can also make you put on weight as it slows your metabolism down. Make sure you are getting at least 7 hours of rest a night to maintain a healthy and happy body.
18
Eat a rainbow
By eating at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruits a day from a variety of colours, you can reduce your risk of stroke and heart disease by 30%, lose weight, and enhance your immune system so you don’t get sick as often.
19
Leave the car at home for a day - MOVE
Brisk walking is great for maintaining flexible joints and strong bones, and adds to more calories burned throughout the day.
20
Have fun – set aside time for play + SMILE
Setting aside time for play benefits your health tremendously. It's great for reducing stress and adds to more calories burned too!

To find out more about EAT FIT FOOD head over to their website; http://www.eatfitfood.com.au/
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