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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
This is so true, whether you’re trying to lose weight or gain weight your stomach is like a fire and you need to start it burning as soon as you wake up. By skipping this meal your body will turn to taking energy stores from the liver and muscles and this isn’t good. I recommend porridge!
Drink Lots of water
You need a minimum of 2L a day to keep hydrated as your body is made up of water and needs it to function. If you’re exercising then keeping hydrated during and afterwards is also important, you will need more than 2L on exercise days.
Eat at regular intervals
This may seem counterproductive if you’re trying to lose weight, why eat more? However your metabolism can speed up and be more efficient at burning calories if you keep food going into your stomach at regular intervals, normally every 3 hours. Also if you’re trying to gain weight this is useful as it keeps your body fuelled with the nutrients needed to build & repair muscles.
Have a balanced plate
With each meal you have try to include a portion of the important food groups, carbohydrate, fats, proteins & fruit/veg. If you keep this in mind for every meal your body will have the nutrients it needs throughout the day to function well. A normal diet is 50% Carbohydrate 30% Fat 20% Protein
Carbohydrates aren’t bad, just pick the right ones
It is a common myth that carbohydrates lead to weight gain, but this really isn’t the case. You need carbohydrates in your diet to give you energy, but to get the most out of them you need ones low in the glycemic index. Low GI carbs give you a slow release of energy throughout the day, some examples: brown rice, wholemeal bread, wholemeal pasta, sweet potatoes. If you can include these in your diet you’ll be feeling fuller for longer!
Fats aren’t bad
The body needs fat and it is actually good for you, just make sure you eat enough of the healthy fats. Saturated fats are animal fats and are generally considered bad if over consumed so try to keep these under control by checking food labels. Saturated fats are found in cream, butter, sausage, biscuits, cakes, takeaways etc
There are healthy fats known as unsaturated fats and these are very good for you, they can be found in oily fish, olive oil, nuts & seeds, avocados.