Eat more protein and Veg/SaladProtein takes longer to digest and keeps you feeling fuller for longer, it also helps to stabilize blood sugar levels. Even snacks should have at least 10 grams of protein.
Drink more water and tea’s (like green tea skip the sugar and milk)Research suggests the some 75 percent of people may be chronically dehydrated and we often mistake dehydration for hunger. Regular water consumption can curb snacking for the wrong reasons and boost energy.
Train with a friendWe all have those days when you just cant seem to get to the gym or on the road for a run or walk. Commit to a training programme with a friend and you are more likely to stick to your commitment. Set goals together and hold each other accountable for your progress.
Be carb smartThere is a misperception that carbs are the enemy. You can eat bread and pasta, but quality, quantity, and timing are key. Carbs like vegetables, or those with protein and fiber, like beans and dairy, should be the bulk of your intake. Try and stay away from empty and refined carbs. You can have bread, pasta, and rice (starchy carbs) after a workout, when your body can best use them but 12:00am after a jol is probably not a good idea.
Don’t skip mealsHave you ever tried going shopping on an empty stomach and you buy everything you see? Same when going to an event starving, you eat anything and everything that comes your way. Not skipping meals not only revs up your metabolism it also makes you steer clear of temptation. Eat normally throughout the day so you have willpower to only enjoy eating in moderation.
Shorten your sessionWe all know in winter the days are shorter and we really struggle to get the time to fit everything in. Why don’t you try a short workout video at home or try a 30 minute walk to get you started. A good idea is also to break your sessions up. Do cardio every alternating day and top up with weights in between.
Hello and welcome to The Jog Blog. This humble project started 5 years ago as a way for me to help others achieve their goals, and to share some helpful information I have learned through the years. I studied exercise science and nutrition and I am also a firm believer in balance and practicing mindfulness and wellness. This blog is really not about being skinny and perfect, and is really a blog that inspires and shares information. From lifestyle and beauty to fitness gadgets and products that are cool and works. Not only for people who are pro's but also for people who are starting out on their journey. There is nothing serious here, just us sharing our stories and being besties in fitness. We are all here to learn and to be inspired and that is my goal.
So lets get to know each other. My name is Brigitte, I work in marekting as the Marketing Manager of Shimmy Beach Club in Cape Town. (because everyone needs a cool day job) I am a health and fitness brand ambassador for various products, and also a fitness and lifestyle model at Ice Genetics. I love long walks on the beach with my dogs and am a mom to a beautiful boy named Sammy and soon to be wife to Rod. Please feel free to send me mails and comments on my posts. email@example.com
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