I have been putting thought into how I will accomplish my goal of losing weight. When I played soccer I was working out 2 hours a day for 5 days a week. Playing soccer felt fulfilling and motivated me to keep working out because I was part of a team. Now that I am no longer part of a team and I’m on my own I have to find my own way.
Many of us who try to start a work out plan fail to stick to it because previous commitments get in the way. We spend our time at work, school or with friends and family but we never spend time on ourselves. We think about what we want to do but we usually don’t go through with it. My plan this summer is to stick to a work out plan that works with my time restrictions however any work out plan won’t be useful unless eating habits change.
When you think about food there are three general sources where we derive our energy from. They are carbs, fat and protein. Technically speaking the consumption of carbs is not necessary and we can live without eating any carbohydrates. The only reason we do eat them is because they help us control our hunger.
Now I know you’re thinking that fat isn’t a good source of energy, but really if you focus on healthy fats you can help restart your body. If you do need to eat carbs the best time to eat them is in the morning. Eating slices of bread will help keep you full for a longer period. Throughout the day its best to eat lots of protein, veggies, and healthy fats from food like avocados and almonds.
Here are my rules:
- Only eat carbohydrates (bread, cake, rice, etc.) in the morning to help you feel full until Lunch.
- For Lunch and Dinner eat lots of protein (chicken, beef, etc.), healthy fats (avocado, nuts, fish, etc.), and leafy veggies (kale, spinach, cabbage, etc.)
- Cut out any items with sugar you didn’t personally add sugar too. (Soda, candy, granola bars, etc.)
- Create a work out plan that accommodates your schedule.
As long as your foods are as close to their natural state and you follow your work out plan you should be able to improve your health and maybe even lose weight. Let’s hope this actually works because I’m going to try it out. This is my idea of a work out plan.