I want to encourage you that it is good to have cheat meals. I believe every person is entitled to 3 cheat meals per week. This means all rules of food are off, grab some pizza for one meal. Grab burgers fries and a beer for another meal and grab pasta and wine for a 3rd meal. It’s whatever you wanna do for these 3 meals each week!
Start your morning with veggies. “ew yuck” You may say, we’re not accustomed to eating veggies until at least lunch. Most of us only dinner. I want to encourage you to be different, there is a area in Japan called “Okinawa” where people lived an average of 84 years for men and 90 years for women. When you study their diet, they ate fish, veggies, soup, and tea for breakfast. Every meal for them looked like that, and I truly believe that it contributed to the longevity of their lives. So I want to encourage you to eat more veggies, less bad carbs, less sugar, so that you can take full advantage of your health as long as you can.
We all know that you don’t need a gym to workout, all you need is a mind and a desire to workout. But if you’re at a point where you’re looking to challenge your body and shape it up in different ways, then below are the most important pieces of equipment you need in your gym:
1. Barbell rack
2. Smith machine
5. Core Mats
6. Pull up bars
7. Incline bench press
8. Flat bench press
And that is all you need for an effective workout!
1. Pull ups
2. under hand barbell row
3. Lat inverted grip pull downs
If you really want those killer curves, those nice biceps, and legs and booty, then you’re going to have to sacrifice. You’re going to have to give more to your body, stronger workouts, eating better. You’re going to have to sacrifice eating bad foods, drinking wrong foods, you’ll have to push yourself during workouts, and go to new levels. For a bigger butt, you must squat a significant amount of weight, for nice biceps, you’ll have to curl a decent amount with your curl bar. To get the body you want, you need to sacrifice more.
Every day is a new day to choose the right action. Success in anything requires constant and consistent right decisions everyday. Everyday you must choose to eat towards your goals. You must choose every week to workout. Getting the body you want is not a one day decision or a 1 month decision, it’s a daily reminder! You got this!
To stop the cravings of bad foods, you need to do one simple thing, that is keep your insulin levels low. When your insulin levels are low you don’t crave foods like high carbs. When insulin levels are high, they come crashing down and your body begins to crave getting those levels back up. So the key to stopping or limiting your sugar cravings is to stay eating low energy foods like vegetables (besides corn) and high fibrous fruits and water filled fruits. Eat your slow carbs, legumes and any protein source you like to eat. This will be to key to keeping your insulin levels low, which will stop food cravings, and eventually lead to weight loss.
Are you short on breakfast ideas on what to eat and to still be healthy at the same time? Below is a list that should help you:
1. 1 cup steel cut oatmeal and 4 slices of regular bacon or turkey bacon
2. 3 eggs and 1 cup of berries
3. 30 grams of protein powder mixed into a blender with 1 cup of strawberries and 16 oz of almond milk
There you go, 3 simple healthy breakfast ideas for you!
Liquid calories are the most dangerous calories of all because they go straight into your blood stream with usually no fiber or water absorption to slow them down. Take your selection between a orange and orange juice, naturally you’ll think both are equally as good. I use to personally think that myself, “Hey orange juice is the same as eating an orange” is what I would tell myself but it’s not. And it’s not until your metabolism slows down that you realize that it’s these fine details that our putting weight on your body.
You see when you have an orange, you have the peel, then you have a coating on top of that that you’re eating and it’s packed with insoluble fiber, this is the type of fiber that doesn’t get digested, infant it helps get foods particles in and out of your body. Therefore you experience less of an blood sugar rush, when you have orange you, you miss out on that, all of the fiber is taken out so that your body recognizes the juice as sugar and begins to release more insulin which eventually converts to fat in your body.
So eat whole foods, for it is the best way to your ideal body!
1. 20 oz steak- yes this will have you feeling full for hours without the weight gain that comes with being full
2.40-60 gram protein shake will have you full in no time
3. 1 cup of beans- any beans but the fiber and protein in these will have you siting pretty and full
4. 1 gallon of water, well half a gallon will keep you full and guess what? It has 0 calories!
5.1 cup of veggies- yes I agree, we all get tired of veggies, but they are low cal and will have you feeling full in no time.