As holiday time rapidly approaches, Matt Roberts, the leading fitness and health expert offers some realistic advice on how best to prepare to be beach ready.
1. Eat Small Meals at Regular Intervals
Rather than eating 3 large meals try to eat 5-7 smaller meals and snacks throughout the day. This will help you regulate your hunger and provide a steady flow of energy meaning you will not be so tempted to start snacking. It is also worth trying a supplement as well to help boost the weight loss. This fat loss bundle is designed when someone needs extra help to lose body fat and help regulate eating patterns. The lean Body supplement, when taken before meals, will prevent overeating and provide a very good supply of fibre to the body to cleanse the digestive tract. The Metabolic charge is designed to help regulate sugar utilization in the body and prevent sugar highs and lows that lead to snacking whilst the Super Oil helps to balance the blood nutrient profile.
2. Drink Water or Green Tea
Fruit juice and fizzy drinks are laden with calories which will promote fat storage, while they will provide you with a short term burst of energy, in the long term they will leave you feeling tired and lethargic. Keeping hydrated by consuming enough water helps prevent hunger pangs and burns fat more efficiently whilst consuming green tea has an added advantage of enhancing your metabolism making you burn more fat at rest.
3. Bodyweight Exercise Can Get Results
Squats, lunges and press ups from the knees are all great exercises for getting in to shape. Not only this- they are a great starting point for the inexperienced exerciser or if you are just getting back in to a routine.
4. Target the Process Not the Result.Set your goals on factors that you can control
Often clients become fixed on a number such as “lose one stone” or “get a six-pack”. This type of long term goal is good to aim for; but it is also important to have smaller, achievable goals to help maintain your motivation. Focussing on processes, good habits, regular exercise and things that you can achieve can help to keep you on track. Set yourself targets such as drinking 2 litres of water a day or consuming 5 portions of fruit a day, or from an exercise perspective going for a run every other day. This is a realistic and motivating way to set your goals.
5. Try as Many Forms of Exercise as Possible
Training in one way generally will not get the best results. Combining different types of exercise such as Pilates, running and weight training can help maximize your results. The celebrities who get the best results use a range of training methods for a number of hours a day- generally they may credit one form of exercise but remember they may be doing up to 4 hours a day of training- it is hard not to get a result with that volume of exercise. Varying your type of training when you start out will test your body in a number of ways. It will also allow you to see what forms of exercise you enjoy and what you could fit in to your routine in the long term.
6. Match Intentions With Action
How many people start a diet that is finished within 4 weeks? Refocusing your goals and achieving your ideal physique is something that most people want to do but very rarely put the effort in to achieving. Make the change this month and match your intentions with the right actions. If this means starting an exercise routine or cleaning up your diet then get focused. Set your goals, make a plan and do it so you achieve the results that you talk about.