Three Healthy Diet tips that will shred the pounds away - Rachel Hobbs (Team Reflex Athlete)

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"What is a healthy diet that can help shred the pounds? Trouble keeping the extra weight off?"

Rachel Hobbs - 
Registered Dietitian (BSc Hons)

Rachel Hobbs - Registered Dietitian (BSc Hons)

Consistency is key to weight loss and maintenance.

What is a healthy diet that can help shred the pounds?

A diet rich in natural, nutrient-dense proteins such as chicken, fish, and eggs will support loosing excess body fat by increasing the metabolic rate and maintaining lean muscle mass. Using Reflex Nutrition Instant Whey PRO is a great and tasty way to increase protein intake. Incorporating healthy fats such as avocados, oily fish, and seeds with meals and snacks will provide the body with fatty acids important for health and insulin sensitivity. For those that dislike salmon, mackerel, or sardines, using a supplement such as Reflex Nutrition Krill Oil will ensure adequate intake of omega 3. Choosing to consume starchy carbohydrates such as potatoes and rice around training times will ensure that the energy these foods provide are used by the body to fuel the exercise and to aid recovery.

What exercises are best to get rid of 'love handles'?

Love handles are simply excess fat stored on the hips and are very common in females due to their hormonal make up. Unfortunately, it is not possible to target fat reduction to specific spots; however, incorporating weight training will assist in increasing overall metabolic rate and maximise fat loss from troublesome areas. Ensuring cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and asparagus are regularly consumed will help reduce stored fat in this area.

Trouble keeping the extra weight off?

Consistency is key to weight loss and maintenance. Making sure the majority of the diet consists of unprocessed foods (those not from a packet!), in conjunction with resistance and cardiovascular training at least three times per week will help reduce body fat. Using Reflex Nutrition Thermofusion, which is a blend of green tea extract, l-carnitine and chromium may speed up weight loss.

Ensuring gut health and overall immunity is optimal will also help support maximise weight loss by increasing absorption of essential nutrients by reducing inflammation and preventing illness, which will effect the ability to exercise. Using Reflex Nutrition Colostrum in combination with Reflex Nutrition L-Glutamine will help maintain a healthy digestive system.

by Rachel Hobbs
Registered Dietitian (BSc Hons)

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