Smart eating ideas to help your reach your goal
Whether you want to lose weight, control your balance of nutrients or avoid certain foods altogether in order to hit your goals, there are a few simple strategies that can help everyone.
Work out your Basal Metabolic Rate
Your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is a calculation that tells you how many calories your body needs at rest every day. Every time you think about your weight, you should take into account your BMR first as a baseline guide to what you can consume in a day. The more activity you do, the more calories you will need to eat in addition to your BMR. You can work it out easily using an online calculator like the one at bmi-calculator.net.
Think about the balance of your diet
You’ve probably been told to ‘get a balanced diet’ before, but the balance of your diet will change according to your goals. We all need to get a combination of carbohydrates, fats and proteins from our food, but if you want to get lean, you should pay more attention to lean proteins and good fats, while keeping your carbohydrates lower. After workouts, you may want to take in more carbohydrates, have less fat and more protein to help muscle maintenance and growth. At times like this, you can take in protein conveniently with a supplement like the Promax range.
Eat more fibre
Taking in more fibre is great for your body. Fibre comes from foods like wholemeal and wholegrain foods, nuts and seeds. High fibre foods should form an integral part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Eat six times a day
People in serious training often make sure they eat more meals throughout the day to spread their nutrition: this is something we can all adapt to our own diets. If you work out the total number of calories you need in a day and spread them out over three meals and three good snacks, you will keep your metabolism running continuously through the day. Eating like this also encourages better meal and snack planning, so it can help you avoid falling for unhealthy snacks between meals too.