There’s direct, specific well thought out nutrition advice oozing through FitMag – it is riddled with stellar advice. What we are going to do today is run through 6 quick tips to help you ‘’pimp’’ your nutrition plan and take it to the next level, making fat loss and muscle mass easier!
1 – Track Everything
To optimise results start counting calorie, protein, carbohydrate and fat intake. Doing so will immediately give you a better insight into what you are really doing. It’s far easier to progress from there onwards.
2 – Fibre Intake
Most people do not optimise digestive performance very well by missing their daily fibre requirements and having too much of the wrong sort. You want more ‘’insoluble’’ fibre from leafy greens vegetables, root vegetables (sweet potato) and the likes of.
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3 – Soak Your Oats
Many people report the symptoms of digestive stress when they eat oats – bloating, stomach cramps, gas and the rest of it and then conclude they either have an allergy to oats or gluten/wheat (oats can contain gluten due to cross contamination in transport of crops!). However we know that oats contain Phytic acid which causes these symptoms – soak them in water for 12-24 hours and it will dramatically decrease the Phytic acid content. Problem solved!
4 – Coffee Rules
Coffee is great, science tells us that on average coffee drinkers will live for 5-7 years longer (in theory). However too much coffee can be a drain on your adrenal gland making fat loss harder. It can also have an adverse effect on your gut health and it will potentially affect your sleep patterns. Limit yourself to 3 cups a day and none within 6 hours of bed – caffeine has a 6 hour half-life so we don’t want to upset sleep here. Always opt for organic coffee too where possible, it’s one of the most heavily treated crops in the world!!
5 – Battle Of The Egg
When we shop for food it is tempting to take the cheapest option every time – often we do, and that’s fine. However with eggs we do recommend going organic! Caged hen eggs have a significantly lesser amino acid and fat profile in comparison to organic free range eggs. If you can, make the stretch.
6 – Pineapple
Pineapple is a great fruit for many reasons, one of which is its anti-inflammatory properties. When we train we cause inflammation within the body (to a degree it’s good) however too much can be bad. Pineapple helps address this and is also a great digestive agent!
Making these simple additions/changes to your diet can help get you to the next level!