Five ways to eat your way to Summer body goals and how Servd Fresh can help you along the way.
1. Frontload your calories
Consuming the bulk of your calories before 3 p.m. can result in significant weight loss, according to an article in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Eating your biggest meals earlier in the day leads to more weight being shed than eating the same number of calories later in the day.
Keep your dinners light and don’t eat lunch too late in the afternoon.
Did you know? Servd Fresh offers freshly prepared low-calorie meals that are prepared with a focus on a low glyceamic index. They are also low in fat and are delivered directly to you. This package option is ideal for ensuring that you always have a more balanced, fresh and tasty alternative to help you shed the kilos. Delivery is done every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8am and 2pm so you can pack those calories in before 3pm.
2. Walk away from take-aways
Aside from the obvious warnings about junk take-away food, eating a home-made lunch gives you a better shot at shedding kilos than eating a meal from a restaurant or café. In fact, in one UK study, women who dined out at midday at least once a week shed five fewer pounds (2kg) than those who ate food from home. Pack your own lunch meal and you’ll not only save calories, you’ll save cash too.
Did you know? The idea of the Servd Fresh business model is to provide the convenience of fresh healthier food options that are delivered directly to your door. Servd Fresh takes the guesswork out of planning, shopping prepping as well as cooking your meals thereby saving you time and money.
3. Smooth sailing
Smoothies make great options for a meal (especially breakfast) or a snack when made with natural ingredients. Ideally, smoothies are made with real, nutrient-rich ingredients that provide a good balance of vitamins and fats. While on your journey to a hot summer body, remember that drinking a smoothie in the morning keeps you from indulging in empty calories and simple carbs.
Did you know? Servd Fresh offers smoothies packages prepared and delivered for your convenience. These are all made fresh from whole fruit and vegetables. Servd Fresh smoothies also include a number of superfoods ensuring that they are jam-packed with all the essential vitamins, minerals and disease-fighting antioxidants that your body needs to look it’s best this Summer. Choose between 20, 40 or 60 smoothie pack deliveries per month. Check out the varied smoothie menu on www.servdfresh.co.za
4. Be pro protein
To help your muscles recover after a hard workout, reach for a snack that contains protein. Twenty-five grams is the amount required to help your muscles repair and build, and the addition of lean muscle mass will ultimately help you burn more calories all day long. Something as simple as a smoothie with a scoop of whey protein powder can do the trick.
5. Bant for that summer bod
Low-carb diets like the Banting diet are scientifically proven to work effectively at burning fat and reversing many metabolic-related symptoms, including Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension and obesity and other chronic illnesses. Banting has been shown to reduce insulin production and lower blood sugar levels, which stimulates the body’s natural fat burning process. Basing your diet on low-carb, high-fat meals controls your hunger without the cravings, unlike sugar-rich meals that always leave you wanting more.
Did you know? The Servd Fresh Banting-friendly package serves up deliciously fresh fare that adheres to the LCHF principles, ensuring you get exactly what you need, when you need it. As with all Servd Fresh meals, only the highest quality ingredients are used.
Go to www.servdfresh.co.za to find out more about the range of meals, all served in 95% biodegradable packaging
Author: Mariska du Plessis
Mariska is the editor of Fitness Magazine, Bootcamp Instructor, Writer, Photographer and Wellness Blogger.
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