Fitness. Fatloss. Results.

How Many Carbs Do I Need To Lose Weight?

chipsI often get asked how many carbs should I be eating? Or how much protein do I need to lose weight? There are many different theories about this, and what works for one person may not work for another. Some of the factors to consider are:

Current and past diet history
History of drug and supplement use
Blood types
Activity level
Activity type
Age
Training age
Body Type
History of type and level of training

These are just some of the things to consider. But all this is really irrelevant for anyone who has more than a few kgs to lose. There is no need to overcomplicate your nutritional plan until you get to those last couple of kilos that just wont seem to budge. If you think that this is the secret, you are way off the mark.

It is actually a lot simpler and easier than that. Make good food choices and eat healthily. That is the key. No secrets, no complicated formula. That’s it.

Do the following:

Choose healthy foods-fruits, vegetables, eggs, lean meats and fish.

Include small portions of nuts and or seeds every day-not fried or salted

Cut out as much grains as possible. That includes breads, pastas, wraps, pastry as well as cakes, biscuits etc

Avoid all drinks except water. (some tea or coffee is okay)

Eat every 2-3 hours every day while awake

Have a protein with every meal or snack-that is eggs, meat, fish

Need I say, don’t eat lollies, chocolates, cakes, biscuits, pastries etc etc

Train hard at least 5 times per week-3 strength circuits and at least 2 high intensity cardio sessions.

Eat salads, vegetables or fruits with every meal or snack

Stick to it. This won’t work if you don’t do it properly. This is life long eating-not a diet!!

Remember,there are no secret supplements or exact formulas.

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