Saving money and losing weight have a lot in common: they both require that we stick to a tough equation. For our finances, the equation looks something like this: spend less + work more = get rich. With our health, the equation we follow is: eat less + exercise more = get thin. And just as we wouldn’t expect to get rich without paying attention to both our earning and spending, so too must we balance our exercise and our eating habits in order to make the weight loss equation work for us.
Exercise is important for several reasons. It burns calories, allowing us to either eat more or lose weight faster if we eat more conservatively. It boosts metabolism for a few hours post-workout, and for the long term if we build muscle mass. And it improves insulin sensitivity making our bodies better at using calories for energy as opposed to storing fat. However, as many of us have experienced, these benefits can be lost quickly if we do not maintain a balanced diet. Remember the last time you got a bonus at work only to go on a shopping spree and end up in debt? The same holds true for hitting the gym and then overeating – one splurge and you can undo all of your hard work.
So how can we avoid overeating after a hard workout? The key is sticking to a balanced, calorie-controlled meal plan. Balanced macronutrient eating with a healthy ratio of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fat is very important for weight loss, helping to prevent the dips in blood sugar that prompt the binge eating that can undo our exercise efforts.
A properly balanced meal should include carbohydrates, protein and fat. Complex carbohydrates such as whole-grain bread, cereals and crackers, brown rice, and whole-wheat pasta will provide energy (in the form of slow-releasing sugars) for your workout and will replenish your body with sugar and nutrients post-workout. Including a good dose of protein with meals (such as lean meats and fish, egg whites, lean dairy and protein shakes) is also critical to balancing your blood sugar and insulin levels, keeping you satiated, promoting muscle-building and boosting metabolism. Furthermore, fat – often mistakenly omitted by many dieters – is also crucial to making a meal complete as it promotes hormonal balance and satiety. By consuming balanced meals throughout the day and making sure to have one within two hours post-workout, you will be best armed to lose weight comfortably and sustainably.
Lastly, do not forget fluids. A balanced diet and exercise plan must include water. Our bodies often misinterpret dehydration for hunger so we overeat when in reality we are thirsty. This is a common problem for many exercisers. If you have trouble drinking plain water, squeeze in a lemon or lime, or try one of the new flavoured calorie- and sugar-free natural waters like MetroMint or flavoured Perrier.
To make a long story short: balanced eating and exercise are like bacon and eggs – well, turkey bacon and egg whites – they go together beautifully.
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Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks – are macronutrient balanced with an ideal ratio of protein, carbohydrates and fat. This balance ensures that you have the carbohydrates to sustain your energy and the protein and fat to keep you satiated. It will also help to optimize your blood sugar and insulin levels to keep you in the fat-burning zone.
Bestlele Weight Loss meal plans are calorie-controlled to suit your metabolism and activity level, ensuring that you will not undo the hard work you put in exercising by over-consuming calories unknowingly.
Bestlele Weight Loss encourages you to track your steps with your pedometer. Ten thousand steps a day is ideal, and will boost your metabolism during the activity and for an hour after you finish. Adding weight training and yoga postures will increase metabolically active muscle tissue.
Enjoy one of the many protein shake recipes using Our suggested Powder thirty minutes after a hard workout.
When we exercise, we use oxygen to create energy. This is healthy but can produce free radicals in the process. The phase-based supplements on the Bestlele Weight Loss plan contain powerful antioxidants to help combat this side effect of oxidation. If you are very active, speak to your Health Coach at Bestlele about the benefits of our recommended things and whether this product is right for you.