Neither is more important than the other or should take precedence. Training is important for fitness, flexibility, joint care, strength, well-being (both mental and physical) and completing our day to day actions without strain. What we eat is just as important. Ever heard the term 'you are what you eat'? What we put into out bodies determines our body composition ( fat to muscle ratio), our mood, how much energy we have, how we sleep at night, how productive we are at work, the condition of our skin, hair etc.
|Towie's Lauren Goodger got the perfect Marbs body just in time!|
Step 1: Eat breakfast.
It sounds simple right? A lot of people don't do it though. When you eat the night before at say 9 or 10pm before bed and wake up at 7 or 8 am, skip breakfast and don't eat till 10 or 11am in work, that's nearly 11 hours without food. Your body needs nutrients. first thing in the morning is particularly important as you have been fasting for 8 hours while you were asleep.
Step 2: Add tea to your diet.
Green tea, pu'erh tea and mixed teas. these all do one thing, speed up your metabolism. Drink 2 or 3 cups on a daily basis in order to speed up your metabolism and help you get abs faster.
Step 3: No carbs before marbs.
Well that's partially true. None late at night. So when you sit down to watch your DVD or tv at 8 or 9 tonight remember ' no carbs before marbs'. the carbs you eat this late simply will not be used as energy and will just turn to bodyfat. stay away from bread, cereal, potato, pizza, popcorn so late at night. feeling peckish? try and omelette or salad.
Step 4: Cut your carb intake.
This does not mean cut carbs altogether, but it means cutting some out of your diet. Instead of having a panini or sandwich for lunch, try a less processed carb like brown rice or sweet potato. Also cut the portion size to 1/2. Keep your vegetable and protein portions the same or take in slightly more protein to compensate for less carbohydrates in your meals.
Step 5: Cardio
I know its not necessarily food related but try and be more active throughout the day. If your going to the shops, going to and from work, even instead of taking a lift and walking. Try and be more active throughout your day.