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By Virág Kiss

 

As we all know, a good diet is vital to help us squeeze into our tiny bikinis or Strings for Men 2014 J. Experts are agreed on the fact that losing weight depends on 70% diet and 30% training. But here we are, the first basic question pops up: what is a “good diet?” Is it easy to follow different diets and if yes how long can we keep to our desired weight?

WHAT IS A GOOD DIET?

From my experience healthy eating is not about very strict diet, rather it’s about feeling great, having more energy and helping you to reach your goals. A good diet is a nutritional lifestyle that promotes good health. It must include several food groups because one single group cannot provide everything a human needs for good health. A good diet should be easy to fit into your everyday schedule without complicated recipes and long grocery shopping. What’s the point of looking good if you’re a total grump, right? Before reading my tips, never forget this much adhered to principal from the fitness business: “Abs are made in the kitchen”.
The key element for a good diet is what to eat. I prepared a simple and easy approach for managing your nutrition. It provides you a solid framework while still giving you different choices. It allows you to eat from all food groups, so you don’t feel that you are in jail. Before you know it, you’ll be rocking your swimwear with confidence and shining as bright as the summer sun!

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FOODS TO AVOID

 

Some of the best tasting foods are actually some of the worst in terms of sugar and carbohydrates. Take a look at this list and try to skip buying these carb bombs during your grocery shopping.

 

Products Carbs
(g/100g)
grapes 20g
oranges 11g
potatoes 20g
cabbages 15g
sweet corns 24g
peas 14g
bananas 24g
peanuts 15g
chestnuts/cashews 32g
pears 12g
dates 72,5g

 

 

 

 

Actually beginning a diet to lose weight is the biggest step. There are huge challenges during your new diet especially when it involves something you do several times each day, like eating and drinking. I collected 10 basic tips for you to learn more secrets of how to do your diet.

  • Don’t skip breakfast.
  • Burn it. During your workout, rest no more than 30-60 seconds between exercises.
  • Avoid late night snacks.
  • Before you eat question yourself: Am I hungry at all?
  • Get 7-8 hours of sleep.
  • Make your own lunch.
  • Eat green vegetables.
  • Take notes, make a food journal.
  • Never shop when your hungry.
  • Say no to soda and sugar.

Countdown to Fat Loss Meal Plan
Follow the plan for a typical day as written below, or use it as a template to create your own.

Meal 1
(pick one from the following options)
a) OMLET made with 5-6 egg whites, add spinach leafs and peppers
b) 1/2 cup oatmeal with berries
c) 20 almonds with pineapple juice
Meal 2
(pick one from the following options)
a)4-5 slices of pineapple/2 kiwis with almond/rice/soy milk
b)protein shake
Meal 3
(pick one from the following options)
100g white fish or tuna
80g quinoa or brown rice
vegetables (zucchini/eggplant/asparagus)
Meal 4
(pick one from the following options)
100g turkey/chicken breast
half a sweet potato
Meal 5
(pick one from the following options)
100g chicken/turkey breast or white fish/tuna
a) with vegetables (spinach/sorrel/beetroot/green pepper)
b) with salad (iceberg lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes)
Meal 6 (or post-workout shake) 1 scoop protein powder mixed with water/soy or rice or coconut milk

 

*EXTRA*
PROTEIN PANCAKE RECIPE

 

This recipe is gluten free, low carb, contains no sugar and is made with protein powder. I love that this recipe is so simple, easy and healthy, but the best part is how delicious it is!
Ingredients:

  • 150g oats
  • 50g protein powder
  • 2 whole eggs and 1 egg white
  • 2dl coconut milk/rice milk/soy milk and 1dl water

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix together the oats, eggs, and protein powder until well mixed.
  2. Place a pan over medium heat. Grease the pan with a bit of coconut/olive oil. Once the pan is hot, add a large spoonful of the pancake mixture to the pan.
  3. Once the pancakes begin to bubble, flip them. Cook for about 1 minute on each side, depending how hot the pan is.
  4. Regrease the pan, as needed.