You're working your butt off in the gym. Putting in the hard work, day in day out. You're getting fitter but the stubborn fat simply won't go away… or at least not as quickly as you'd hoped.
This is a problem that plagues far too many women daily.
If your diet doesn't work with your training, you too could fall victim to this ever-present problem.
However, when you find that sweet balance between nailing your training and fuelling your body with the right nutrients and balance of foods, the result is pure magic! Or science. Or maybe a cool mixture of both?
It's one thing to eat good foods, but if you're like me, you don't just want good - you want great! Today, I say great is still not good enough. Today, we're talking SUPER foods! Super foods may just be that missing link between 'okay' results and SUPER results, especially when it comes to your fat-loss.
That's why I've put together a short-list of the 4 Super Foods that you NEED to be eating more of, if you're looking to super charge your fat-loss.
- Black beans
A dark horse on the list (pun intended), black beans are a good source of protein for vegetarians and are LOADED with fibre and antioxidants. In fact, just one cup of the stuff contains about half of your daily recommended intake for fibre. Talk about a happy tummy!
Great for keeping you fuller for longer, try adding these little guys into a salad or a Mexican seasoned, lean mince mixture and enjoy their awesome benefits.
Eggs are possibly one of the most underrated and under consumed fat-burning foods there are. Since they're made up of mostly protein, bit of healthy cholesterol, and a whole stack of vitamins and trace minerals, they are a super way to start the day.
The complete protein in the eggs great for curbing your appetite throughout the day and is important to help your muscles grow and recover from tough workouts.
- Baby Spinach
Yep, Popeye was onto something with this one. Loaded with Vitamins A, K, D, and E and bunch of trace minerals, these round green leaves have just what you need to keep your body functioning how it's supposed to.
Think about it this way, you wouldn't fuel a Ferrari with low grade petrol and expect it to perform at its best, so why would you expect any different from your body?
Baby spinach has been touted as the most nutrient dense food per calorie, so throw some into your meals ASAP!
Blueberries are a living example of the phrase 'small is powerful!' A 1-cup serving contains just 80 calories, and helps to keep those hunger pains at bay as it packs 4 grams of fibre. These juicy, blue bombshells are loaded with vitamins and are a great way to naturally sweeten things like yoghurt or oats without breaking the calorie bank, as you might do if you were to use honey or sugar instead.
Similar berries like raspberries and blackberries are also a fantastic substitute with similar properties, so why not throw them all in and make a berry yummy party? … Hehe
As you can see, getting your body into the fat-burning zone is about keeping it running like a well-oiled machine. If you aren't filling your nutrition with the vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants and other important nutrients to keep your body functioning at optimal levels, you shouldn't expect optimal results.
When it comes to fat-burning, we need to keep our protein up, as it burns more calories per gram than carbs or fats and allows us to recover in the gym to keep dominating our workouts. Be sure to get in enough carbohydrates and fats too as these are important to use as fuel in workouts and keep the body running smoothly.
That's it for now from the Alpha Fitness team,
Jake is passionate about helping women reach their full potential by rapidly transforming their bodies through holistic methods. To find out more, visit www.alphafitness.com.au.