Nutrition, said simple

Written By Harry James Pointon on .

Nutrition is not complicated, losing body fat and getting a slimmer physique requires you to follow a few simple rules, thats all.

Eat less calories than you require to maintain bodyweight until you get to your ideal bodyweight and then eat maintenance calories. (Using an App like my fitness pal will make tracking your calories easy and teach you how to portion control.)

Eat a balanced ratio of your macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) by following point 3.

Eat proper food (single ingredient foods), So your body can get the nutrients it wants to feel satisfied. Make sure you eat proper foods by following point 4.

Learn to cook yourself, then you know exactly what your eating. Learn to cook with single ingredient foods, it can actually be fun, very rewarding, tasty and nutritious. It’s a key step that must be made if you want sustainable life change that will keep you lean for life. Don’t fall victim to circumstances, take control of what you eat by learning to cook.

Never miss Breakfast always plan in advance. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because if you have a good breakfast you wont feel hungry later on when the choices may not be as good. Breakfast doesn’t need to be eaten immediately upon waking, but it should always be planned in advance for best results.

Unless you have a diagnosed medical condition, If your not losing body-fat, your either overeating or your too sedentary. Good news is thats easy to fix. Follow the nutritional tips above and get moving.

An important point to make Is you don’t want you to lose weight, you want to lose body fat. Losing muscle is not good, Less muscle = a poorer functioning metabolism and that means you could gain weight easier in the future (the dilemma of all yo-yo dieters). To maintain muscle and keep your metabolism jacked up while following a lower calorie diet you must weight train and eat sufficient protein. As a minimum aim for 1.5g of protein for every kg you weigh every day.

Drink water. (thirst and hunger feel the same) Drink 1 litre for every 25kg’s you weigh every day.

At every meal time, Ask yourself, Is the best choice I could make right now? If you can make a better choice make it.