Nutrition

I like to think of food in terms of Nutrition.  I don’t like the word Diet, and Diet’s don’t work anyway.  I like to look at food and think about it in terms of how much nutrition I’ll get from it. Bread and pasta may taste great, but you might get more nutrition from non starchy veg such as broccoli, tomatoes and spinach.

For more information on Nutrition, read up on the Smarter Science of Slim, or go to the Nutrition section of my Super Lean Regime.

 

This page will hold all of my posts about, nutrition, food and weight loss.

I’ve never really been one for having a brilliant diet, but I seem to eat a varied diet which is healthy-ish and manages to fuel all of my training and exercise.

I’ve read quite a few books about food and nutrition and I’ve come to the conculsion that to train like I do, I need a varied diet of carbs, fat and protein to keep me going.  As a rule, I don’t tend to cut out fat, and seldom eat low fat meals or low fat foods.  I just eat what I want, when I want.  :-)

NUTRITION

Smarter Science of Slim 

Here is my Smarter Science of Slim resources page
And here is a 7 days of SANEity guide to what you to eat the Jonathan Bailor has made up.

How to improve what and how you eat

FOOD & DRINK

WEIGHTLOSS

If you are overweight and you want to lose weight, I’d really recommend cutting back on carbs, and increasing your protein and fat intake.  If you want to know why this works – read this book:

Why we get fat: and what to do about it, by Gary Taubes

It sets out clearly how and why the above method works.  If you aren’t sure whether to buy it, check out the Amazon reviews, or see a good review / summary here.

To lose weight you need to make it a part of your ongoing life, you need to change for the long termChange your diet AND your activity levels.  Don’t just sit there and moan that you are fat and you keep putting on weight – you can choose to do something about it.

I am by no means an expert in deit and nutition, but I’ve lost weight myself and I’ve managed to maintain my weight for a long time now.  I don’t beleive in diets, but I do believe that changing your life and habits can lead to a healthier, slimmer and fitter you.

On the exerise side of things, you don’t need to do running (although I think it’s the best form of cardio you can get).  You can pick an activity or two (or three or four) which you enjoy, one that you will get out of bed for, or out of the door for.  It might be on your own or as part of a group, but to lose weight and keep it off, you need to exercise almost daily (I’d suggest exercising 4-6 days a week).

For more advice on how to get active and stay active see:
Excuses…excuses…,
‘Lazybones’ or ‘Motivated’,
How to start running…
Top 10 Beginner Running Tips
Circuits

See here for more on Weight Loss

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