It’s more recommended to have six smaller meals throughout the day rather than the three, but with work and everything can be difficult to achieve.
The paleo diet (caveman diet) is a ripper. Basically eliminate rice, bread, cereal and simple sugars and such. Some say get rid of potato, others say
it’s okay. I’d say get rid of it all together because potato seems to be a filler in meals. It does have a fair bit of vitamin C, folate, vitamin
B6, several minerals and fibre. Unfortunately it’s not too compatible with weight loss as it’s very high in starch and total carbs. The paleo diet
is basically unprocessed, natural foods - plenty of meat, berries, nuts, veggies, fruit, eggs and water.
Exercise wise, swimming, rowing and cycling are low impact forms of exercise. Believe it or not, so is weight training. Run on pavement or whatever is
incredibly harsh on the joints. Other things like boxing are insane too. My advice would be to get a gym membership and do some cycling, boxing and
rowing - you need to cross train otherwise you’ll get a bit bored. Do say 15min on the bike, then 15min walking on the treadmill at a high incline
and then 15min on the rowing machine, or whatever you can handle and build up gradually. You’ll notice huge gains in your first two or three months.
Introduce weight training. Weights are probably the single greatest thing you can do.
The most important thing to remember is to keep your diet and exercise program at a long term sustainable level. Many people burn themselves out very
quickly because they change their ways far to radically or exercise at a relatively very high level. Sustainable and healthy weight loss is all about
tiny baby steps, one at a time and just build on each goal. Always have a short term goal, a medium and long term goal. Or each fortnight set yourself
a new goal, each session aim to go an extra 30 seconds on the bike, or a level higher, do an extra set of weights. Small things like that will leave
you feeling ecstatic when you achieve them, even though right now they may seem insignificant. Adding an extra 30 seconds a week on the bike is an
extra two minutes a session after a month. That’s what fitness is all about, breaking personal bests and achieve personal goal. Too many people go
out with the one goal of losing x amount of weight and that’s it and they get discouraged and bored because they feel they aren’t/can’t achieve
that goal. Good luck.
Ohh, and don’t forget the power of the fit ball and kettlebells!! Forget the sit ups, they’re pretty useless - everyone has a six pack but it’s
usually hidden. A six pack is not in any way a measure of one’s fitness levels. Plenty of MMA fighters do not have a six pack and they’re up there
with the fittest athletes in the world. Core work on the fit ball is amazing, they’re so much you can do and build up from. I only do weighted sit
ups, but the ball is much better for balance and core strength. Don’t ignore the ball! If I could only ever use one piece of fitness equipment I’d
choose the ball in a heart beat.
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