Spring is here, and if your anything like me you want to peel of a couple of those winter kilos and be looking in top form for party season!
After training, dieting and doing this for over 12 years, I've developed a few hacks that always seem to make life easier when it comes to diet time.
How much fat you can lose will always be determined by how much you eat and move - so here are my 5 essentials to make sure I'm feeling as full as possible, and more likely to stick to my plan!
A new development by a Australia farm, these potatoes have been specifically bred to have 25% less carbs than normal potatoes (which aren’t that bad anyways). A single 750g bag contains only 66g grams of carbs and 373 calories (this is NOTHING) - and they are a great way to fill out your meals and make sure you are feeling fuller for longer. Just make sure you dig the normal potato additive like butter, sour cream and cheese and these are the real dangerous ingredients when it comes to calories!
AIRPLANE JELLY LITE
A tasty snack that has 4 calories per serve, but doesn't contain those dodgy sugar alcohols that some diet products have and that I like to avoid. (I'll do another blog post on these later). Great for sweet cravings or a late night snack!
Kiwi Fruits are small fruits that pack a lot of flavor and plenty of health benefits. Their green flesh is sweet and tangy. Kiwi Fruit is also full of nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. They also have a lot of antioxidants and are a good source of fibre; 100g fruit has just 54 calories, making it one of the lowest calorie fruits.
The base of your meals should revolve around a lean protein source when you are dieting - not just to keep you feeling full, but to make sure you have enough protein in your system to recover from your workouts and maintain your muscle mass and use fat for weight loss. The leanest cuts of meat are kangaroo fillets, chicken breast and all white fish fillets
Pumpkin is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and because of the low calories is a great weight-loss food. As well as being delicious its nutrients and antioxidants can help your immune system, protect your eyesight, and helps keep you healthy. Pumpkin is a very satiating good so it helps you to feel full despite only having 26 calories per 100gm. Put pumpkin on your list for dieting.
These 5 little dieting hacks, combined with a structured training and exercise programme are a sure fired way to get you on track this spring. For more tips follow me on Instagram @seansydallpt