In order to get your nutrition in check for fat loss it’s definitely not about eating nothing, only salads or food that’s not appealing. What is important is to eat enough of the right food to ensure a healthy balanced diet for yourself, and this right food should consist of things you enjoy to eat. If you enjoy what you eat you’re more likely to keep on eating it. This mentality can lead to a sustainable, healthy view on food to ensure consuming nutritious food everyday becomes a lifestyle change forever!
Your mindset is extremely important when it comes to nutrition, think of it this way; one bad meal is not going to make you fat just like one healthy meal won't make you skinny. This is the mentality you need to believe and know, and that unhealthy food isn’t a reward it’s a step backward.
Some people make the mistake of thinking that by skipping meals they can lose weight. But eating at regular times throughout the day is vital to maintaining a healthy and balanced daily diet. It will also reduce sugary food cravings and binging in the afternoon and at night.
By making your own meals, you are more likely to stick with your meal plan. When you eat out foods can often be loaded with additives and preservatives, especially sauces. This makes extra unwanted calories add up quickly.
By eating the right nourishing food throughout the day you are keeping your mind, body and metabolism active. For example having a portioned sized lunch with a snack before and after you are avoiding excessive periods of starvation between large meals and constantly giving your body the nutrients it needs throughout the day.
Eating nutritious meals with complex carbohydrates, lean proteins and healthy fats will make for a delicious meal you will enjoy and provide you with a long-lasting source of energy so prepare and pack a healthy day of food the night before and make sure you don’t skip breakfast or dinner.
When you wake up in the morning have a glass of water with a squeeze of lemon in it to get your metabolism and digestive system moving and rehydrated!
If you can’t do meat for breakfast first up, start by having some oats with a bit of protein powder. Then move on to typical “breakfast” meats such as sausages, turkey, bacon and salmon with spinach and tomato. Soon enough you will be craving a steak with some healthy fats to set you up for the right kind of start to your day.
Making the time for a healthy lunch with a light nourishing snack before and after re-energizes your body and can raise blood sugar levels when focus and concentration can drop throughout the day.
For dinner I personally like to shoot for a nicely balanced meal of protein, fats and carbs approximately 2 hours before bed. Protein will give your muscles a nice stream of amino acids while you sleep, enabling them to recover from your training sessions.
Carbohydrates will replenish glycogen in your liver and muscles, getting you ready for your next training session. Carbohydrates also release serotonin, a brain chemical that makes us "feel good" and relaxed, helping us fall asleep.
And lastly some good quality fats not only slow the digestion of the entire meal which keeps our blood sugar more stable, but they are also extremely important in providing quality cholesterols to our systems which build healthy hormones.