7 Simple Fat Loss Tips

Eating for fat loss really is simple. The chances are, you don’t need to buy anymore diet books or  nutrition programs. You already know what to do!

So just to remind you I’m going to give you these 7 simple fat loss tips to help you reach your fat loss and fitness goals quicker.

  1. Pick one day per week to plan, shop and prepare your food for the week ahead:
  2. Buy  packs of chicken breasts in bulk (this way it works out cheeper),  grill them and then freeze them in individual bags. You can take them out on a daily basis to defrost for lunch when needed.
  3. Buy and prepare a week’s worth of vegetables. Put peppers, spinach, tomatoes, and carrots in salads. Cut up raw broccoli florets, carrot sticks, and celery pieces for appetite suppressing snacks. You can then place all these veggies in the fridge in their own airtight boxes.
  4. Buy bags of apples, oranges, and kiwi fruits, take 1 of each to work each day or leave the bags of fruit on your desk at work. Doing this will ensure you have healthy snacks on hand and will also help you towards your 5 portions of fruit & veg per day.
  5. Buy bags of raw nuts such as almonds, brazil’s, and walnuts. Try to avoid roasted nuts as most are roasted in vegetable oil covered in salt. Take a bag of nuts to work and eat some alongside the fruit so ensure an adequate intake of protein and heart healthy oils.
  6. Only buy whole-grain breads, whole-wheat pastas, brown rice and high-fibre cereals. The closer the food is to its natural state the better it is for you. Stay away from packaged foods that been modified in any way by the food companies, such as cakes, biscuits, pastys etc. These foods are full of fat and sugar and will halt your fat loss progress in its tracks.
  7. With that said: Alow yourself a treat once per week, but no more, to your favourite meal. Stick to the 90/10 rule.You do remember the 90/10 rule don’t you? Basically it means that you should be eating healthy 90% of the time. So if you eat 6 meals a day (breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner and evening snack) then you should be eating 38 healthy meals/snacks per week (7 days x 6 meals = 42 meals x 90% = 38).

This means that you can allow yourself up to  4 treats a week. This gives you room to fall in your nutrition without the sense of failure you get with and all or nothing approach, just chose your treats wisely!

Train Hard, Eat Smart!

Marc