Weight Loss - What to Eat and What Not to Eat

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Lots people have weight loss goals and despite good intentions they often fail. The simple reason for this is that weight loss can be quite hard to achieve, especially on your own. This is just one reason why you might need a personal trainer?

Here at Natural we have fine tuned our approach to weight loss and we believe that weight loss is best achieved by combining diet, exercise and commitment.

Here is a very simple breakdown of some of the key diet aspects of our approach. Please note that when we refer to diet we are referring to what you actually eat, the term diet has been misused and this often causes confusion.

Diet - Keep it Simple

  • Drink lots of water - At least 2 litres every day. Hydration is essential, every cell in your body requires adequate hydration. Drink water before bed, first thing when you wake up and throughout the day.

  • Eat lots of vegetables - They detoxify the system and offer excellent nutritional value. Eat a wide variety of veg everyday, raw and / or steamed. All vegetables are good for you! Fresh, organic and sourced locally when possible.

  • Protein - Eating high quality protein will encourage weight loss and support muscle growth and repair. Upping your protein intake in combination with increased training will help with weight loss and developing lean muscle mass. Fresh, free range, grass fed and organic when possible.

  • Healthy fats - Healthy fats, including some saturated fats are very good for you but if your goal is weight loss then only in moderation.

  • Fruit - Eat a variety of fresh fruit everyday. Great as a snack, in smoothies or with yogurt for breakfast or a dessert. Fresh, organic and sourced locally when possible.

  • Wholegrain carbohydrates only! - Wholegrain bread, pasta and rice can be part of a healthy diet but should only be consumed in moderation. Minimal carbohydrates and carbohydrate free days are very effective when it comes to weight loss. Always avoid white bread, white pasta and white rice because of a high GI.

  • Healthy snacks - Very important! When you are feeling hungry and low on energy you are more likely to make bad food choices. Convenience is key, you should always have a healthy snack nearby.

  • Sugar - It can be quite addictive and toxic to the body. It leads to weight gain and causes inflammation. Check food labels and be conscious of hidden sugars. Avoid all foods with a high GI.

  • Diet and low fat products - Most low fat products are high in sugar and most diet products are contain synthetic sweeteners. These are not good options and should be avoided.

  • Processed foods - Typically made with poor quality ingredients and are high in both salt and sugar. They also often contain lots of additives, preservatives, colourings and unhealthy fats. They are not good for you!

  • Alcohol - High in sugar, leads to dehydration and is toxic to the body. Alcohol consumption should be kept to an absolute minimum and if you do drink alcohol, don’t binge and always choose low alcohol percentage options.

In Conclusion

Don't over complicate things, keep it simple and take the time to find a variation of this approach that will work for you. Changing your diet and eating healthy can have a quite profound impact on your energy, emotions, concentration, general health and so much more. If you don't believe us then check out our client testimonials here.

Give it a go!

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