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How To Lose 5 Pounds of
Fat in 5 Weeks
The fundamental principles
involved in achieving a strong, lean and healthier body have been
around for a long time. The problem is not that there isn’t
enough information, but that there's too much. It's no wonder
most people have a difficult time understanding how and when to
apply the data to their own training program.
Here’s my take
on 5 simple guidelines that can make a world of difference if
they are followed rigorously. They aren’t necessarily the
newest techniques taken from the latest cutting-edge plan. Rather,
they are simple, time-tested, no-nonsense habits that you will
need to adopt when designing a good eating program.
get to it...
1. Eat every 2-3 hours,
no matter what. You should eat between 4-6 meals per day. This
allows the body to better regulate blood sugar levels which determine
when, how and what types of foods you will consume. Taking control
of your blood sugar levels will help your mind and body deal with
the cravings you experience during your fat-loss program.
2. Eat complete, lean
protein (containing all the essential amino acids), with each
meal. This means that every meal should revolve around protein.
Protein keeps you full for a longer period of time, boosts your
metabolism and stabilizes blood sugar levels.
3. Eat fruits and/or
vegetables with each meal.
4. Ensure that your
carbohydrate intake comes from only fruits and vegetables.
5. Include some healthy
fats in your nutritional program. To ensure that your fat intake
comes from good sources, include salmon oil, cod liver oil, flax
seed oil, hemp oil, and/or extra virgin olive oil and a variety
You may have noticed
I didn't mention the importance of water. If you aren’t
drinking plenty of it, then, shame on you--you should know better!
If you’ve been
plugging away in the gym for some time and would like to see a
reduction in waist size, these 5 tips if followed at least 80%
of each week will produce results. You don’t have to worry
about counting calories or studying food labels when you’re
grocery shopping. If it doesn’t correspond with one of the
5 points above, it doesn’t go in the cart. Just focus on
putting these guidelines ijnto practice and the rest will fall
into place. By making a conscientious effort to follow these guidelines,
you'll put yourself on the path to a slimmer and healthier body.
Of course, if you
have specific needs, or are at a more advanced level you may need
to individualize what I’ve mentioned. If you have questions,
give me a shout at email@example.com.
Maki Riddington is a CPT,
Body Recomposition and Strength and Conditoning Specialist
based in Richmond British Columbia. He focuses on athletic
and strength conditioning. For more info go to www.dynamicconditioning.ca
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