Sugar. It causes weight gain, it plays havoc with your hormones, it messes with your blood sugar levels, it can lead to diseases such as diabetes and we all ought to cut back. But how can you cut back on the sweet stuff if you don’t know where it’s hiding? Because it is hiding, in a lot of the food we eat on a daily basis!
Breakfast is renowned for the being the most important meal of the day – although there have been studies to both support and contradict this age old saying, if you have a long day ahead of you, and you’re regularly active – you should consider the way in which your breakfast will impact you.
First I want to start this blog post with a confession….YES, I was one of those guys that would do what most of us have done when wanting to lose weight, I cut carbs in an attempt to lose the excess lbs and yes, it worked for a time. I was at a stage where I was uneducated about nutrition and thought that a healthy lunch was a yogurt and orange. Fast forward in time and I am now of a totally different mindset and will even have a carb heavy meal right before I go to bed (I will explain why later). So, let’s get to it….
If you don’t already have a goal – now is the time to get one. We should all have a goal, whether it’s to be a genius like Albert Einstein, a good basketball player like Michael Jordan or to have the booty of Beyoncé, the point is that we need to have a goal and we should continuously strive to achieve it. But… as easy as it is to set a goal, discarding it is even easier!
Planning and preparing a weekly ‘routine’ is considered a fairly easy task, anybody could do it; the tough part comes with actually implementing it! Think about routines you have attempted to put in place within your life – this could be academic, financial or even dietary based! Have you succeeded before? Or do you always find yourself ‘falling off the wagon’ after just a few days?
A vegetable, is broadly defined as “any plant cultivated for the edible part of it such as the leaves, roots, fruit or flowers but which excludes any plant considered to be a grain, spice or fruits.” Their consumption is vital in order for us to get adequate amounts of essential vitamins, minerals, macronutrients and water. Are you ready to veg out?