Fat loss is tough
Winter promotes staying inside, cuddling up with loved ones and treating yourself with a takeaway. I would be a hypocrite to say I do not do this and don't fall for the temptations of fast food because I do.
Instead of preventing the inevitable - I have learnt to manage it with some healthier tips:
1. Find low calorie alternatives
Pizza - low fat mozzarella
Pizza - thin crust
Pizza - vegetables instead of meat
Burgers - try wraps
Burgers - chicken over beef
Burgers - grilled chicken instead of fried chicken
Burgers - veggie burger or fish instead of beef or chicken
Chips - sweet potato fries instead of fries
Chips - salad instead of fries
Curry - tomato based instead of creamy
Curry - rice instead of Naan
Curry - Skewer meats instead of pastries
2. Check calories before ordering
Many fast food restaurants provide nutritional guidance as part of their service, becoming your own expert on your food helps. Google the menu and decide before ordering, this will save awkward "What's the healthiest option?"
3. Drink a glass of water
It has been noted that hunger can also come from dehydration, try drinking a glass of water 10 minutes before ordering to protect you ordering with your eyes - not your stomach.
Not my own personal forte but trying sharing.
5. Understand your calories
I am a massive advocat of eating within moderation. Food is too good to limit so understand your calories, calculating your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) then taking 10% off will give you enough calories to lose body fat. After that budget your calories, if you think you will have a takeaway make sure you have enough to enjoy your food. The ways you can increase available calories are simple:
. Eat less earlier that day
. Exercise that day
For more information on healthier choices or ways to help lose fat please contact Adamcooley@ACPTfit.co.uk