Eating to Burn the Fat
by Kayla Howard
Most of us, no matter at what point our fitness journey may be, would like to lose a little more fat. For myself, I have put on 10-15 pounds over the last 3 years that I am okay with, but started wondering if I could get rid of. It would be fun to actually see more of the muscle I know that I’m building underneath the soft cushion.
Most of the time, losing the last few pounds does come down to eating better. Although I eat real food almost all the time, I don’t always do it in a balanced way.
I’m notorious for grabbing whatever is easy to eat during the day, and not eating enough protein. However, when you are building muscle and reducing fat, it’s essential that you do feed your body high quality protein.
Eating to lose isn’t really rocket science. I learned about it when I got my personal trainer certificate. You can read about it literally all over the web. After doing some research this week, I came up with a few simple guidelines to follow. Doing this should kick up the fat loss pretty quick without making you go nuts with cravings in the process!
#1 Eat lean protein at each meal. (Although, I simply refuse to not eat the yolk with the egg.)
#2 Eat plenty of vegetables, preferably not high starch with each meal. The best fruits to eat are berries as they are low in sugar.
#3 Eat plenty of well cooked beans.
#4 Only eat bread and flour products (whole grains) within 1.5 hours of doing a workout.
#5 Take one whole day off per week and eat however you like!
The question becomes–what does this look like? Here is a sample of a real day in my life and how I incorporated these guidelines into my eating. It wasn’t hard, it just took a little cooking time instead of grabbing time.
1 Day Sample Menu
Breakfast: Ham & Cheese Omelet with Sautéed Zucchini
Lunch: 3 oz lean deer burger patty, LOTS of raspberries
After Workout Snack: Whole wheat bread with Almond Butter
Dinner: Grilled Salmon with Green Salad
Yes, you CAN do this!!
Kayla Howard is a stay at home wife and homeschooling mom who loves to teach the T-Tapp method of staying fit in 15 minutes a day from the comfort of your own home. She is a Biblical Health Coach and Senior T-Tapp Trainer, certified to teach all forms of T-Tapp. If you’d like to know more about becoming and staying fit and healthy, Kayla is happy to answer your questions! Visit her website: www.kaylahoward.com or Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org