most of the people do not know what is the balance point on getting a perfect body. i mean, working out every single day will not help you to lose weight AT ALL if you do not control your food intake. me myself do not know either until i started to get more tips through the internet and through my own experiences.
Rule No1: Eat More Meals
what i meant by 'eat more meal's is actually eat more meals at a small amount, enough to keep yourself full for at least 2 hours. DO NOT STARVE YOURSELF! people often skip meals because they have this 'oh i skip meals and i'll loose weight' kinda thinking in their brains which i found totally ridiculous. starving yourself will cause your body receiving the wrong message by STORING BODY FATS as you consume larger amount of food on your next meal. so, get the right meal every day and eat small portion, you'll see drastic change sooner than you can imagine.
Rule No2: Water
drink plenty of water every morning when you work up. add a slice of lemon will help too!
picture on the left: too much of high carb food + high sodium level = bloat + OH HELLO TUMMY!
bloat is caused by water retention. water retention occurs when fluid isn’t removed from the body tissues. this will be one of the reasons why you're getting 'fat tummy'. water retention come from a lack of water because you're body doesn't know when it will get more water so it retains the water in your body.
picture on the right: appropriate food intake + plenty of water - sodium intake + regular exercise = balance it up & HELLO ABS!
it's not hard to get rid of water retention if you have the correct food intake. to achieve a perfect body, your FIRST THING to worry about is your food! now lets toss the junks and restore your fridge with healthy food! oh wait! but that doesn't mean that you must STOP eating your favourite food. i know it's really hard to get rid of your favourite curry mee or char koey teow. i love my laksa too! ಠ‿ಠ you can still have them once or twice a week. get 2 or 3 happy meals and split them in a week ◕◡◕
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO NOW?!
1) firstly, cut down on salt intake. cook your own food.
2) protein intake. eating more protein encourages your body to shed excess fluid. e.g., bananas.
3) cut down on alcohol. **GOODBYE BEER BELLY
4) eat a healthy, balanced diet that contains a lot of vegetables and fruits. MORE GREENS, MORE COLORS ▰˘◡˘▰
5) exercise constantly will help reduce water retention. at least 20 mins of cardo. sweat them all out!
i usually drink a glass of juice (empty stomach) as breakfast or i mix my own cereal. oat is the best carbs to satisfy your little tummy. i mix 1 spoon of rolled oat + 2 hand full of cheerio or cornflake + a bit of raisins + cashewnuts + low fat milk. you can mix honey or yogurt or even fruits! play around so you won't get bored of your clean diet =D
as for lunch, i grilled chicken + potatoes + onions + tomatoes + steam broccoli. i take nuts as snacks to satisfy my stomach sometimes. dinner time, i usually grilled salmon + potatoes or wholegrain pasta. i wanted to see faster result and therefore, i keep my diet clean for few months. meaning no happy meals at all =)
DONT NOT STOP UNTIL YOU ACHIEVE WHAT YOU WANT! KEEP THE MOMENTUM ROLLING!!
that's all for my fitness tips! do comment if you would like to know more about my own healthy food recipe or for more fitness tips ▰˘◡˘▰