September 26th, 2017
2. Dial back the carbs. Carbs are not bad in and of themselves – but a diet too high in carbohydrates can affect fat loss. Track your eating for a few days using an app like My Fitness Pal that calculates the macro-nutritional profile of the foods you eat (which means the ratio of carbohydrates to proteins to fats).
If you find that 40% or more of your diet is carb-based, you’ll want to make some changes. Aim for a ratio of about 20-30% fat, 20-50% protein, and the rest carbs at every meal and snack, and start by cutting out anything white and/or fluffy.
Doing so will leave you feeling fuller and more satisfied after you eat, reduce/eliminate cravings caused by low blood-sugar, and – bonus – protein helps your body build muscle after a strength workout which, in turn, will also increase your metabolism.
3. Get enough sleep. There are SO many reasons why this is important. First and foremost, from a fat-loss perspective, a tired body will store fat and burn muscle – the exact opposite of what we want.
Your body does all its changing, repairing, and regenerating when you sleep. If you’re not sleeping enough, your body’s ability to flush out stress hormones and create muscle-building, skin-tightening, growth hormones.
If you move the dial on these three things and stick with the changes, I can almost guarantee you’ll feel better and start to see some changes in your body. If you’d like help along the way – or want to take #1 to the next level – we’d be delighted to walk you through a first workout and tell you how we can help. Reach out to book yours here.