How Many Carbs Do I Need To Lose Weight?
I 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
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.