How to Eat if You Want a Beach Body

Don’t fear fat

Too much skimping on fat is actually bad for your weight loss efforts. Fat is crucial for survival; it supports normal hormone function, metabolism and immune health. It also helps you feel fuller for longer, preventing overeating. Try to get at least 30% of your calories from fat. Go for natural sources such as nuts, avocados and olive oil. Butter and cheese are fine, in moderation.

Be clever with your carbs

smart-carbsIf you’re an athlete in training, steer clear of low-carb/ no-carb diets. You need carbohydrate for your hard workouts and long rides. However, your decrease in calories should come primarily from a reduction in carbohydrate intake. By timing your carbohydrate intake you can reduce it without detriment to your workouts. Eat less carbs on your rest days and easier training days but ensure you include some in your pre and post exercise meals. Make sure the majority of your carb intake is from nutritious, wholesome foods and steer clear of refined sugar.

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