BREAKFAST LIKE A KING!!!! And other useful tips….
Here at THE CLEANSE we want our clients to feel amazing. Our colonic hydrotherapy treatment ensures that they are looking after themselves from the inside out!
We know how important it is to feel the best you can especially with summer in sight. Here are some tips and rules for you to incorporate into your everyday regime……
1. Don’t skip breakfast!
Theres an old saying that says “BREAKFAST LIKE A KING, LUNCH LIKE A PRINCE, DINE LIKE A PAUPER” This ancient proverb has more than a grain of truth in it, but sadly, most people leading today’s busy lives skip breakfast altogether. This is really bad news as ideally you should be getting about a quater of your day’s calories from breakfast, enough to keep you going right through till lunchtime, both physically and mentally. Starting the day without refuelling your body’s engine means poor concentration, irritability, low blood sugar and a dreadful craving for the biscuit tin or chocolate bar in the middle of the morning.
And just to prove the point, a study published last year showed that people who ate breakfast were definitely happier than those who didn’t.
2.Eat Every Three Hours
Eating small meals every three hours promises to get rid of stubborn belly fat without giving up your favorite foods or having to commit to a full-fledged exercise program. In fact, exercise is optional with this program. The 3-Hour Diet promises that within just two weeks of following it, your levels of the stress hormone cortisol (which is said to cause belly fat) will be reduced, and so will your waistline.
Its not unusual to drop 10 pounds during the first two weeks and then lose additional weight every week after that. The diet promotes itself as one that addresses both the physical and psychological aspects of weight loss. It also claims to be easy enough to follow that you will be able to stick with it until you reach your goals.
Here is an example of how your day may look:
eat breakfast at 7 a.m.
have a snack at 10 a.m.
eat lunch at 1 p.m.
have a second snack at 4 p.m.
eat dinner at 7 p.m.
To follow the diet correctly, dieters must make sure they stop eating at least three hours before going to sleep.
This diet is based on the belief that if you go for more than three hours without putting food in your body, it goes into “starvation mode.” In other words, your body stores fat and burns muscle, slowing down your metabolism as if preparing for a period of hunger. Eating consistently will keep your metabolism moving quickly, helping you burn fat all day.
There are no banned foods as such. When following the plan many people choose to weigh there food or choose simple healthy/clean options.
3. Reduce added sugar
4.Eat Essential Fats
Another turnaround in the industry, which often confuses us with conflicting information is that we are relying on low-fat products and in doing so could mean we are deficient in “good” essential fatty acids, found in oily fish, nuts and seeds. These fatty acids help to boost your metabolism so should form part of your diet.
5. Add Protein to each Meal
Protein from meat, fish, eggs and pulses slows down the rate that your stomach processes food and delays the passage of carbohydrates as well. as soon as you add a protein to a carbohydrate you change it into a slower releasing carb that keeps your sugar levels stable
Lean meats, such as chicken, fish, and lean beef are potent sources of protein: three ounces can offer as much as 22-26 grams. They also have a minimal amount of fat compared to steak, ground beef and other heavily fatty meats. Even eggs can work as a potent source of protein, though you shouldn’t eat more than four whole eggs a week. If you’re crazy about eggs, try eating just egg whites or fewer yolks.
6. Dont Count Calories
Calorie-conciousness shifts emphasis from how you eat to how much you eat. Counting calories ultimately prevents a harmonious relationship with food. Instead of welcoming food as life-giving nourishment, calorie counting produces apprehension of food.
In the same way, calorie-counting de-personalizes one’s relationship with food. A common practice is determine one’s ideal daily calories or even calories burned while exercising. Sadly, that creates a mechanical, stressful relationship with food. It is also very easy to make completely wrong calculations – so why bother!!!
Weight loss begins with whole, nourishing foods prepared at home. It means eating mindfully, chewing food slowly, repeating the food we eat. Don’t sit eating your meal with your telephone or iPad in one hand, concentrate and enjoy the lovely breakfast/lunch or dinner that you have prepared.
7. Watch What You Drink
Ive left the toughest one to last – ALCOHOL and sugary drinks!!!! Cut out all sugary drinks and significantly reduce your caffeine and alcohol intake, that includes all coffees and energy drinks. If you just can’t live without your morning tea or espresso make sure you don’t drink it on an empty stomach as caffeine gets straight into your bloodstream and triggers cortisol release. If the release of cortisol is too much it can be linked to excess belly fat!!!