How many times have you heard someone say that they want to get in better shape? Usually every week. People will go to the gym two or three times a week and wonder why they aren’t losing weight. The most common reason for this is nutrition/diet.
As we’ve heard all of our lives, breakfast is one of/the most important meals of the day. It supplies fuel for you and your body throughout the entire day. It does get difficult to wake up earlier and make sure that you’re eating enough and eating what you need to. A balance of fruits and carbs is ideal for breakfast. Both of which give you ample amounts of energy to help you throughout the day and get your metabolism going early in the morning. This is the most important factor in losing weight. Another way to increase your metabolism is to eat 4-5 smaller meals a day. You still want your main three of breakfast, lunch and dinner, but try to also mix in snacks between breakfast-lunch and lunch-dinner. Nuts and yogurt are two very good and healthy options.
As far as what to eat during each meal, that varies somewhat. Breakfast, for example, needs more carbs to give you energy for the day. Fruit and oatmeal is a good combination for breakfast. Eggs are also a very popular choice but try not to use too many egg yolks. Protein should be consumed in all three meals if possible. Several examples include chicken, steak, different types of fish, eggs, and nuts. Keep and use a variety of proteins so that your meals don’t become boring and redundant. Another tip for what to eat is to make your plate as colorful as possible. The more vegetables and fruits you consume, the more vitamins and nutrients you are going to be putting in your body.
Another thing that can’t be overstated is what drinking water can do. Not only does water quench your thirst, it also helps speed up numerous processes in the body. It is a huge factor in metabolism speed. The more water you drink, the faster your metabolism goes. The faster your metabolism goes, the more weight you are able to lose. Drinking soda is a huge problem for some people. The sugars in soda target the fat around your midsection and contributes to the amount of fat in your overall body. Instead of two or three sodas a day, replace them with water and maybe only have one soda every couple of days until you can stop them completely.
Eating healthy is easily the most common reason as to why people can’t lose weight. No matter how much you work out, if your diet is awful, it is going to be extremely difficult to see results. For starters, try cutting out the sodas and replacing them with water. Secondly, make sure you’re eating a healthy and full breakfast every morning. Try to eat four to five smaller meals a day with varies proteins, vegetables and fruits to help your body get the essential number of nutrients it needs as well as speed up your metabolism. Losing weight is hard. Working out, alone, isn’t going to get it done. Eat healthier and see the results immediately.