Yo yo yo!
How you all doing today?
I’m happy as the weather has turned which means I can settle down into wearing shorts 90% of the time for the next 7 months!
It’s another busy week, I was in Cardiff all weekend learning some cool stuff on my Cardiac Rehab course (I’ll be telling you more about it in Friday’s email) plus all day Monday I was on a nutrition course.
One thing I decided when I started my career in the fitness industry is to continually develop myself and never stand still, I always ensure I’m booked onto a course.
I’ve had food on my mind (even more than usual) since my nutrition course on Monday.
There were a few scary stats coming out about the state of our nation, we are fatter than ever.
The constant supply of nutritionally empty and sugar packed junk is making us fat and lazy.
Don’t get me wrong, I eat my fair share of junk but I exercise regularly and eat well around my bad foods.
For a lot of people minimal activity and processed junk food is the norm, day in day out.
I imagine that those people aren’t currently reading this article/email.
But for those of you (like me sometimes) who struggle to stop snacking on unhealthy foods in the evenings/weekends I’ve got a few tips to help.
- Make Sure You’re Always Hydrated – I’m still amazed at how little some people drink. If you’re dehydrated you’re often tired and hungry – this means you’re more likely to make bad food choices.
- Eat Your Greens – Dark and green leafy food are great, packed full of goodness and very filling. The magnesium content can help you combat your chocolate cravings.
- Get Moving – You don’t need to do any high intensity stuff,just move your body. Walk the dog/go for a little jog. Anything to get the heart rate elevated and the blood pumping. Try doing this every time you fancy a sugary snack (unrealistic if you want a sugary snack 10 times a day) and see if you still want to afterwards. I reckon after all that work you may just fancy a bit of fruit instead.
- Shop Wise – If there’s junk food in the cupboards at some point you’re going to eat it. If you don’t want to eat it or it makes you feel guilty afterwards then don’t buy it. Easy.
- Allow Time To Rest – If you’re constantly feeling fatigued and run down you’re more likely to eat quick, easy, processed meals and foods rather than taking time to prepare nice food. Allow some time to chill out each day and get your sleeping pattern sorted.
That’s all for me today.
Don’t let these highly calorific and sugary foods hijack and run our brain!
PS If you fancy gaining access to my 90 day online program for 7 days for FREE then drop me an email and I’ll set it up for you. People have been seeing some great results. Increasing their fitness and losing some serious weight.