Last week, I brought you Part One of the Lean and Lovely Method: Training and Workout. Learning to exercise efficiently, in a manner that gives you an edge in strength and weight loss is important to your continued development as a Lean and Lovely girl.
I started with the fitness aspect of things because as a hectic mommy and business owner, I know how hard it’s to take time for workout. (In truth, I’m presently typing this from the treadmill desk in my garage!) Time is truly your only non-renewable resource, and the Lean and Lovely exercises are designed to obtain you sweaty and effective in the least amount of time essential.
While training efficiently is definitely a crucial component of the fat loss recipe, nutrition is just as paramount, if not even more. I’ve actually seen so many women work their butts off at the gym, failing to see results because their diet just hadn’t been working for them– and it breaks my heart. As a fit foodie and somebody who enjoys to prepare, I prefer to keep nutrition straightforward, accessible, and many of all in consistency with my way of living.
Therefore, my operating thesis on food is quite simple:
Eat in such a way that kindlies both your palate and your figure.
If you only take something from this post, let it be that. Eating for fat loss isn’t deprival or constraint. It doesn’t need to suggest eating food that tires you, or doing not have cooking creativity (please NEVER consume anything you do not LIKE!). Body friendly nutrition is really as easy as blending your body’s requirements with that of your palate, and discovering a happy medium that kindlies both similarly.
Despite exactly what you might’ve been informed, it’s totally possible to at the same time lose fat, construct muscle and enjoy the food you consume. In fact, I securely refuse to consume anything that doesn’t rock my world. Because you understand exactly what? Life is too short for steamed broccoli and bland chicken bust!
The ‘Please your Palate and Body’ method-as I prefer to call it Triple P-is the key to an enjoyable weight loss trip. There are not any insane tricks or secret weapons, there’s simply delicious healthy food, and a couple of very basic steps.
Eat an Abundance of Protein
How much protein you require is going to vary significantly from body to body, however 9 breaks of 10, I fins that the women I work with are not consuming enough protein to begin with. The general suggestion is.8-1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight, or about 5 palm sized portions of protein every day– with the typical females coming it at barely 50 % of that. Protein is definitely imperative for muscle repair work and development, and muscle mass is an integral ingredient in the weight loss recipe. Not to point out, when you fill up on protein you’ll help suppress your appetite and yearning, and are less likely to reach for processed food.
I suggest you intend to consume protein with every meal, focusing on visual portions (such as 1-2 palms) rather than stressing over the total grams. If you make your protein source the start of your meal, and construct your plate around it, chances are you’ll consume enough.
Some fantastic Lean and Lovely protein options:
- Lean ground beef, chicken, or turkey
- Fish such as salmon, tilapia, and halibut
- Ground pork
- Grass fed steaks such as filet and leading sirloin
- Chicken breasts and thighs
- Pork loin
- Eggs and egg whites
- Chicken sausage
- High quality whey protein powder
- Plant based protein powder
It’s incredibly crucial to note that for your general wellness, all animal products need to be of the greatest quality possible, and come from farms with ethical practices. If at all possible, buy local! Grass-fed, cage-free, and sustainably raised are all important– but possibilities are if you buy local, you’ll get just that. Not to point out that high quality animal items really taste much better, allowing you to dine in real Triple P fashion.
* For resources in your location: Regional Harvest
** For high quality animal items provided directly to your door: US Health Meats
As much as possible I eat entire, minimally processed foods. However, when I finish up a specifically tough exercise, I really anticipate my post exercise shake made with either BioTrust Low Carbohydrate or Tera’s Organic Whey. It curbs my craving for sweets, satiates my appetite, fuels my muscles, and is always made from the highest quality components. For vegans and vegetarians, protein shakes made with Vega are specifically important, given that protein intake has the tendency to be generally low.
Some of my favorite shakes:
▪ 6-8 ounces iced coffee
1-2 scoops chocolate protein powder
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
▪ 1/2 avocado
1/2 cup organic canned pumpkin
1/4 cup complete fat coconut milk
1-2 scoops vanilla protein
▪ pumpkin pie spice