Friday 6/1/12

Improve your carbohydrate sources!

To follow on from the tip about sugar, the key this month is to improve the sources of carbohydrates of your main meals.

Banish the simple, refined carbohydrates in favour of complex carbohydrates of high nutritional value. Controlling your blood sugar is the key to being satisfied and content after a meal. Simple carbohydrates are poor at keeping blood sugar stable.

Go for natural forms such as whole grains, pulses and beans. These are more efficient at fuelling your body, are more nutritious, high in fiber, proteins, vitamins and minerals. After a few days of switching your body will have settled into maintaining stable blood sugar. Your natural, healthy appetite cues will return and you will loose those sugar cravings. Cravings for processed food are fueled by the speed with which the carbohydrates break down in your body.  Slowing down the release of sugar will prolong the feeling of hunger and reduce the cravings.

Benefits of switching to complex, natural sources of carbohydrates:

Improved appetite control

Stable of blood sugar levels

Elevated energy

Reduced daily calorie consumption.

This will promote a comfortable drop in body fat leading to a leaner and healthier body.

With healthy wishes,

Dmitri

Read on:

Introduction to the 31 Day Fitness Kickstart

Day 1 – Water

Day 2 – Protein at breakfast

Day 3 – Meal frequency

Day 4 – Sugar

Day 5 – Lifestyle

Day 7 – Sleep

Day 8 – Start easy with Cardio – frequency not the quantity.

Day 9 – Get clever with your fats!

Day 10 – Find or become a role model

Day 11 – Coffee

Day 12 – Exercise improves your appetite response.

Day 13 – Consistency over intensity

Day 14 – Add cinnamon to your diet

Day 15 – Energising morning fix

Day 16 – Active rest

Day 17 – Holistic fitness.

Day 18 – Minimise muscle loss.

Day 19 – Don’t forget steady paced cardio

Day 20 – Eat plenty of fibre

Day 21 – Take up a physically demanding hobby.

Day 22 – Hire a qualified and an experienced Personal Trainer

Day 23 – Eat Cake

Day 24 – Don’t forget that the feeling of hunger is the best cue for when to eat

Day 25 – Tune in to your training

Day 26 –  Sort out the calorie density of your meals.

Day 27 – Eat more grapefruit

Day 28 – Eat within an hour after your workout!

Day 29 – Stay in the low range of Glycaemic Index and Glycaemic Load

Day 30 – Cycle crunches.

Day 31 – Learn to listen to your body