6. Weight Loss Journey – Drink Plenty Of Water
Always remember that your body needs the proper hydration to make sure that all metabolic processes are working like a well-oiled machine. Water can make you feel fuller, help you reduce cravings, and hydrate your cells and skin. Water is also a great way to help flush down the excess sodium in the body.
Remember when we said too much insulin can stock up on sodium? Well, as soon as you cut back on your simple carbs, and lower down your insulin, your body is going to need the right hydration to help eliminate the excess salt that’s causing you to keep your water weight. So, drink up like there’s no tomorrow!
7. Weight Loss Journey – Sleep Properly
The body regenerates cell repair faster while you’re sleeping. If you think your exercise routine has gotten you feeling completely sore, a good night’s rest will help heal the torn tissues caused by working out. You can also relieve pain by bathing in warm water. Every movement in the body causes wear-and-tear, so if you want to naturally get rid of the pain, sleeping will help hasten the healing. Many top CrossFit Games Athletes sleep 8 – 10 hours a night.
Do you want to Lose belly fat and know one of the biggest secrets to success of every top athlete in the world – It’s dietary planning and meal prep.
You can train as hard or as often as you want, but if it’s not underpinned by an effective and consistent diet, don’t expect to achieve the results you want.
Having a structured and well-planned diet is critical to success, whatever your fitness goals – be it strength and performance gains to compete in the Olympics or optimal body composition to look good on the beach. I’ve worked with top athletes across the spectrum – from GB Rowing and Weightlifting to UFC fighters and CrossFit Games athletes like Sam Briggs – and we deliver exceptional results.
All our athletes and clients have one thing in common – every meal they eat is prepared and planned, every calorie is counted, every macronutrient timed for maximum effect and every single ingredient used is of the highest quality to fuel their bodies for optimal performance.
But meal prep isn’t just for CrossFit Games athletes and Olympians – it is the cornerstone of success for anyone who trains to be faster, fitter, stronger and in better shape than ever. If there is one thing that will guarantee results, it’s a diet structured to meet your goals…and that starts with prepping meals efficiently and effectively.
Weight Loss Journey – WHAT IS MEAL PREP?
Meal prep is exactly what it says on the tin – preparing your meals for the day or week ahead, to enable you to consistently meet your fitness and performance goals.
Weight Loss Journey – So how do you do this and where do you start?
Everything begins with a plan. But the key thing with meal prep is ‘understanding your numbers’.
That means calculating how many calories you should be eating on a daily basis to support your goals – whether that’s fat loss, muscle building, strength or performance. There are so many websites now where you can easily work out your daily calorie need, which takes into account your age, sex, height and weekly training sessions.
Once you know your daily calorie total, you can break this down into macronutrients – so the proportions of carbohydrate, protein and fat you need in your diet to hit this daily calorie goal. So that could be 300g of carbs, 180g of protein and 60g of fat for someone with a daily requirement of XXXXX calories. This is then where the art of meal prep comes in.
Now it’s all about planning your three, four or five meals a day, along with snacks and post-workout nutrition, to hit your macronutrient targets.
Learn how on the next page…