Many of my clients complain they can’t get their body to where they want it to be. However, they are resistance training 4-5 times a week and doing cardio on top. This is when you know it comes down to something else: diet.
Many clients do not realize the amount of sugar they consume in a single day. One of my clients claimed she did not consume any kind of sugar, yet she consistently had for breakfast: 1 cup of granola with vanilla yogurt; a latte and three sugars. This is a huge amount of sugar, spiking insulin levels leading to a mid-morning crash which will have you reaching for the next sugar hit.
Instead, trade that sugary breakfast for black coffee (with a touch of milk if needs be) and scrambled eggs on a piece of Ezekiel toast (sprouted grain). Slow-release carbs keep you mentally alert and give you a steady stream of energy which will last you to your mid-morning healthy snack.
Below is a basic sample meal plan for the day. Also, please remember to drink 6-8 glasses of water throughout the day. Constant hydration will help fat loss.
- 2-3 large eggs (2 egg yolk max)
- Slice of Ezekiel toast (sprouted grain)*
- *Note: If you crave something sweet for breakfast, I highly recommend Ezekiel 4:9 Cinnamon Raisin Sprouted Whole Grain Bread.
- Natural plain yogurt (no sugar) with a 1/3 cup of organic oats, not granola
- *Note: Full fat yogurt is fine but check the back of the label for zero sugars.
- Grilled lean meats or fish
- Steamed broccoli, kale or spinach
- Baked yams, brown rice quinoa*
- *Note: These are good carbs to keep you going throughout the day.
- Lean greens
- No carbs
- Low-carb protein shake before bed
- *Note: You can simply blend protein powder, water and ice.
Disclaimer: Please disregard the pictures here of me eating several donuts on #nationaldonutday.