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During this time of the year, it is common to gain some extra pounds due to the cold weather that opens the appetite big time. However; let’s look at the bright side, this remains a good chance not only to lose those extra pounds but adopting a better and healthier nutritional lifestyle as well. In order to master the healthy eating, you need first to work on your mindset towards it. Healthy food is not at all something boring, because it includes a wide variety that if you managed to balance, you will be amazed! For a start, let’s have a look on the basics; what are the nutritional pillars that should be considered: • Carbohydrates: During training days eat more carbs, as it is the main source for energy before working out, yet; that doesn’t mean eating a huge plate of pasta right before working out. Carbohy68 | March 2018

drates are mainly found in bread, rice, and vegetables. • Protein: Protein plays a major role in muscles’ repair, growth, and recovery. It is found in chicken, beef, fish, and eggs. • Fats: Fats are essential fuel source for low-intensity exercise, it supports too in the absorption of some vitamins. • Vitamins: Help to ward off any infection; that’s why it is important to eat plenty of vitamin-rich fruit and vegetables. HERE, WE PRESENT THE TOP QUESTIONS ASKED FOR LOSING WEIGHT AND EATING HEALTHY: Should you eat three big meals or several small meals to lose weight? When it comes to losing weight, you can eat every few hours (every 2-3 hours) to prevent hunger, but you must eat healthy food and small portions. This helps too in

speeding up the metabolic rate, improve energy levels and prevent muscles’ loss.

WHAT TO AVOID EATING TO LOSE WEIGHT? To lose weight you need to burn more calories than you consume, so replace eating junk food with fruits. So, if you are looking forward a flat tummy, then don’t eat cookies, ice cream, and cakes as they contain large amount of sugar, same applies to the drinks that contain soda, which is one of the unhealthiest foods in the world! However, it is okay to treat yourself during the weekend.


When it comes to working out; never exercise on an empty stomach, the ideal time to eat is between 30 minutes to

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Fitness and Lifestyle Magazine - March 2018 Issue  

Fitness and Lifestyle Magazine - March 2018 Issue