1 – Hydrate with water. Try to drink plenty of water, roughly between 1.5-2litres. You will feel more awake, increased energy levels and even improved skin! An easy way to increase your water intake is to add 1 extra glass of water per day on top of what you already drink. After 2 weeks, add another. 12 weeks later you’ve added an extra litre of water per day!
2 – Prioritise lean protein sources. Don’t worry ladies, you won’t look like Arnie after 3 bits of chicken. The protein will help keep you full whilst also increase your recovery after exercise. Doing this will mean that your body will burn fat as opposed to breaking down muscle. Plus who doesn’t like a nice bit of steak? Add an extra portion of protein every day and you will straight away feel the benefits.
3 – Eat more vegetables. Your grandparents weren’t wrong, vegetables are good for you! Shock, isn’t it? The increased fibre will help your digestion and the added micronutrients, vitamins and minerals will help improve overall health. Easiest way to incorporate this is to add 1 extra portion of vegetables a week. Simple enough and after only a few weeks, most people would’ve doubled their vegetable intake!
Written by No1Fitness personal trainer Andy Farquharson