How does your diet look?
- Breakfast - Mid Morning - Lunch -Mid Afternoon
- Evening Meal - After evening meal
What is the balance of carbohydrates
and protein in your diet
in the diet is one of the major reasons for weight gain i.e. cereal and
toast for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, pasta for tea and other carb
based snacks such as cereal bars, rice cakes and chocolate during the day.
"Always Tired - My diet had been almost all carbs i had no nutrition going into my body"
Excess carbs are easily
stored as fat.
BBC Programme about the
science of losing
weight - practical demonstrations on the value of getting protein
into every meal
Top Tip - Get
Protein into every meal
Protein comes in the form of meat, soy products, cheese
and dairy products. However, most of these are in the form of animal proteins,
which add greatly to the bad cholesterol in our bodies. Therefore we
need to look for high quality proteins, in our diet, from non-animal sources.
getting the right protein intake?
type of breakfast do you have?
your breakfast made up entirely of carbohydrates? Really how healthy is
your breakfast cereal? How much fibre does it contain? Look at alternatives
cereals and toast.
Make sure you eat
If you don't eat breakfast, you slow down your metabolism and send the body
into "hoard mode," thinking it's starving because you're going a long period
of time frequently 8 to 10 hours or more, without food. Or you develop a
craving later in the day. Try
packed with nutrients, hunger busting soy protein and complex carbohydrates
instead of skipping breakfast.
Dropping your calorie intake below 1,000 calories a day will signal to your
body that you are in starvation mode, and will slow down your metabolism.
Find alternatives to carbohydrate based snacks
The supermarkets are full of carbohydrate snacks. Snacks such as rice cakes,
chocolate bars, crisps and other bars where the principal ingredient is
carbohydrate. Check the special offers, how many are carb based snacks?
Why? Its a high profit item with low cost raw material.
Take a look at the GI
index of carb based snacks such as rice cakes. Can you open a pack of
biscuits and just eat one? Carbs = short term sense of fullness. Protein
= long term appetite control. Consider alternative
What about fruit?
Yes a healthy snack as contains fibre and nutrients but avoid snacking on
fruit as an alternative to a balanced meal containing protein, especially
if sensitive to carbohydrates. There are more nutrients in vegetables!
- Get balance of snacks between fruit, protein and vegetables.
Science has discovered that not all people respond
to food in the same way and an individual's metabolic differences can
make optimal nutrition difficult and elusive. Understanding how the body
copes with carbohydrates could provide a solution
and a new
Eat smaller meals more frequently.
Smaller, more frequent meals keeps your blood sugar stable and provides
a steady source of energy to fuel metabolism.
Build muscle with weight training
or resistance exercise.
Muscle burns more calories than fat, and the more muscle you have, the more
calories you burn, even at rest! Maintain a
healthy muscle mass by maintaining adequate
protein in your diet. Regard your muscles as fat furnaces.
ratio of macronutrients protein, carbohydrate, and fat-in the meals you
eat is the key to permanent weight loss and optimal
Water, water, water!!
You've heard it before, but drink those 6-8 ,8-ounce glasses of water every
day. The energy burning process of metabolism needs water to work effectively.
How a variation
in your blood sugar levels through consumption of carbohydrates can affect
vitality levels. How to boost
Thermojetics Herbal Beverage with
natural thermojetic ingredients. Do you struggle to drink 6-8 glasses of
water a day? The Thermo beverage counts towards your total water
consumption as unlike coffee its doesn't have diuretic properties. One
option is to alternate between plain water and "Thermo" throughout the
Guide to the Herbalife Diet
Vegetarian Protein Shakes
List of High Protein