5 Things You Should Be Eating

by pilates32 on May 18, 2011

[dropcap1]F[/dropcap1]or many, knowing what to eat and when to eat is a difficult concept to understand. Every week we are told new things about certain foods; what to eat and what not to eat. Foods that were once bad are now thought to be good, and foods that hold reputation for being good, may actually be pretty bad. I appreciate it is hard to stay motivated and on track if you constantly keep hearing a change of opinion about your nutrition plan. Although I am not trying to answer all questions about eating in one post, I thought I would just throw out some of my thoughts about what you should eat and what you most certainly shouldn’t eat. So, here you have five things I think you should be eating:

Almonds

Most raw nuts with provide you with high amounts of protein, healthy fats and vitamin content to help you lose weight and feel great. Almonds for me are the strongest of the family. If you are looking to lose weight, almonds make a great snack between meals which will help build muscle, burn fat and cut cravings. Almonds contain monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, fibre, magnesium and phosphorus making them similar to foods such as avocado (another great food which should be on this list). Almonds not only make you look good, they also help prevent cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.

Quinoa

Quinoa, pronounced ‘Keen-wah’ is a grain like seed proclaimed as one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It has a high protein and essential amino acid content, as well as containing phosphorus, Iron, magnesium and a lot of fibre. As its gluten free, it is a great replacement for bread, pasta or potato as well as alternative to rice. This will help with any fat loss program as well as those looking to gain good size without gaining much fat.

Eggs

Eggs seem to have got a lot of stick in previous years. Being accused of high cholesterol we were warned to limit the amount we have on a weekly basis. Modern nutrition tells us different. Eggs provide an excellent source of protein, vitamins A and B12 helping to burn fat and gain muscle. I recommend having some daily, both yolk and white.

Sweet Potato

Sweet potato makes the list for its high nutritional content and its low glycaemic index. Unlike regular potato, sweet potato releases sugar into the blood slowly, preventing fluctuating sugar levels and weight gain. It is less carbohydrate dense than regular potato and so I recommend it as the best alternative. Try getting in a habit of having sweet potato with main meals and not your regular heavy starchy potato. Mash them, boil them or even make chips. Either way they are much better for you.

Less Bread

Bread is a big reason why a lot of people struggle to lose fat the way they would like. Nowadays bread is produced so artificially that the high amounts of sugar, oils and additives used in the preparation process cause it to be very toxic to the body. White bread especially causes blood sugar to fluctuate dramatically and is very difficult for the body to breakdown. I would look to cut bread down if not out of my diet completely when looking to transform the way I look. It may be worth limiting it to one or two days a week only.

So there are some tips for this week on what to eat and what not to eat. Remember the 32diet is available to all those who have downloaded a video tutorial series, so if you haven’t emailed me for this yet, please make sure you do. This will really help with whatever goals you are looking to achieve, giving you guidelines of what to eat, when to eat and how to eat it.

All the best for now

Ian

Author: Ian Harris

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