12 WEEK DIET AND LIFESTYLE PLAN FOR WOMEN
With this diet we aim to get you into a routine of regular eating with correct nutrition in a low calorie environment, with low carbs and zero carbs after 6 pm.
Change times to fit in with your own lifestyle, but remember that you will need to space the meals out the same and try to get up early. Routine is the key!
On waking drink a
pint of water with a squeeze of fresh
lemon, then do your 30 minute walk on an empty stomach. This will burn straight
into you stored fat and use it as energy instead of using any food you may have
A sachet of porridge oats (25g) with water. You can use
sweeteners and Cinnamon with it to make it taste good. You can also have a
couple of Oatibix/ Weetabix with skimmed milk OR 2 slices of wholemeal bread
with Olivia spread as an alternative.
Protein drink/meal replacement with water and
1 piece of fruit (apple/pear/orange) .
less than 3% chicken breast steamed/grilled or in a stir fry (made with one spray
of one cal spray and 1 pepper, 1 onion and some garlic)
similar to 1 p.m. meal.
meal with no carbs whatsoever. Suggestion:
egg whites or another meal replacement.
Don't stay up too late as you need your rest and you will get hungry!
The above plan will give you around 1400 Calories a day and is just an example, we can talk about different foods and chop and change the diet to suit your taste buds! This diet isn't a quick fix but is designed to fit in with your training, giving you enough energy to train without an excess amount of carbs. Start educating yourself on what foods contain i.e fats, protein and carbs etc.
The above may look like a lot of food but the portions are really small and should only take a few minutes to eat. Remember if you don't eat more of the right things your body will not burn fat efficiently.
Small chicken breasts
Cooked chicken for when you're on the go (3% fat)
Lots of eggs (Free Range organic)
Water to take with you.
Sweet and Jacket potatoes
Green Vegetables (broccoli, spinach etc.)
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A LITTLE THOUGHT
Just apply some of the above and you will reach your target weight. You might not see results straight away but if you stick with it and don't cheat (in other words don't kid yourself!) you will melt fat. No treats on my program I'm afraid!
- No Booze
- No Sweets
- No Chocolate
- Try to cut out salt
- Eat as many green fibrous vegetables as possible.
- Drink lots of water (a minimum of 2 litres per day)
A good measure for portion size is that 200 grams of meat is the size of your fist.
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Meal replacements are low calorie drinks mixed with water that contain all the nutrients of a proper meal with half the calories.
I personally find a brisk 30 - 40 minute walk early in the morning before breakfast is a great way to burn into your stored energy i.e fat! Have a glass of aired water with a squeeze of lemon in it before you go. Having an empty stomach will encourage your body to use that unwanted fat for energy.
Training for beginners is about gently encouraging your body into its new regime without injuring it. If you are a gym member start your training with a gentle walk on a treadmill/bike/cross trainer for about 5 - 10 minutes to warm up.
After warming up, do some light stretches covering the whole body and move onto the plank (a core stability exercise which helps strengthen the muscles that support your back and abdominals).
Next - ask your gym instructor to give you one exercise per body part and work the whole body i.e shoulders, chest, arms, back and legs. Weights should be easy to handle at this stage and the movements should be executed properly (your gym instructor can help you with this) I suggest 4 sets of 10 reps per body part.
After finishing weights, simply do a walk on a treadmill at a medium pace or use a stationary bike/cross trainer for around 30 mins.
Total workout time is about 1 hour and can be done 3 times per week.
Weights and level of exertion should be different for each age group, but my advice is to find a level that you are comfortable with and just go a little bit above it.