Eating For a Better Body

 Following on from our previous blog post, “Getting in Shape for Summer”, guest blogger Richard Marques takes a brief out-line look at eating for a better body……

Spring is in the air and with summer just around the corner we have gone into mass panic to try and achieve the bikini body in time for holiday.

What is the latest craze or quick fix out there that we can throw money at and will involve as little time and commitment on our part, to realise?

Chopping Vegetables

Is this however the best approach to take at the potential expense of our health and wellbeing just for that short term catwalk look?

Summer will return next year and the year thereafter so our focus should be on long term results through a balanced and regular nutritionally planned diet. This will ensure that we not only achieve an aesthetically pleasing look, but are able to maintain our weight throughout the year.

There are many methods to realising weight loss but the important factor is finding what works best for you. Tailored with a good training schedule, the right nutrition plan could result in you loosing between 1-3kgs per week, person dependant, which is both healthy and manageable for the long term

Don’t let the excuses of a busy lifestyle burden and prevent you from being the best you. Eating healthy involves pre-planning and preparation in advance to ensure you are not left hungry and turning to snacks and processed food to fill a void. Focus on eating balanced meals, which vary in frequency and portion size according to how active you are.

Listen to your body and control cravings through balancing portions of carbs, protein and healthy fats consumed. It is more beneficial to focus on good quality produce; meat and fish including unrefined and non-stodgy carb sources, I.e. (sweet potatoes, quinnoa, vegetables and fruit) than eliminating one of these sources from your daily intake.

Bowl of salad

Don’t complicate matters with extreme dieting and focus rather on subtle changes that will result in consistent results that are both healthy and long term.

During May Richard is offering a free 30 minute health and nutrition consultation where you can go into more detail regarding your current eating habits and make a plan going forward. To book this free consultation Richard can be contacted via his website at topmarquestraining.com or you can call him directly on  07851056020

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