Yes, You Can Eat And Lose The Flab

  • Hey Fit Body's,

    Okay, let's all stare this in the face together.
    Most places you go serve portions that give
    you leftovers for a week or in some cases
    two.

    Anyway, if you're trying to lose inches, flatten
    your stomach, and firm your thighs this stuff
    just doesn't play nice, which makes figuring
    out the right portion size impossible.

    Here's the simple way to do this:

    Carbs. Your body's preferred source of energy.
    One serving is equivalent to the size of your fist
    not your face.

    Protein. Great for building muscle and helping
    the immune system. A normal serving is around
    the size of your palm or a deck of cards. No, you
    can't stack it vertically.

    Fat. Your body needs it to repair cells, transport
    vitamins and regulate blood sugar. Have a wee
    bit at each meal. Some "good" servings are 8 almonds,
    1 tsp of olive oil, and 1/4 avocado. Show me a
    Quarter Pounder that has that much restraint.

    Bear in mind that portion sizes may change depending
    on your activity level.

    So let's apply this to some meals to get an idea
    of what works to get you in smaller clothes.

    Breakfast

    2 slices of whole grain toast with 2 eggs or 4 egg whites
    1 cup of yogurt and 1/4 cup low-fat granola
    1/2 cup of cereal 8oz milk and 1/2 banana
    Snacks

    1 small banana and 1 tb natural peanut butter
    1 cup of raspberries and 1 low-fat string cheese
    1 small orange and 2 hard boiled eggs
    5 whole grain baked crackers and 2 tb hummus
    Lunch

    Chicken Salad - 1 cup of lettuce, 1 cup of spinach, 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers, 1/4 cup shredded carrots, 1/2 cup chopped cucumber, 5 ounces of chicken, 1/4 slice avocado, 1/2 cup garbanzo beans, and 2 teaspoons of olive oil
    Chicken tacos: 4 small corn tortillas, 2 ounces of taco meat, 1/2 ounce of shredded cheese, 1/4 cup of salsa, and 1/8 slice of avocado
    Dinner

    5 ounces of salmon (sauteed with 1 teaspoon of olive oil), 1 cup of quinoa, and 1 cup of sauteed bell peppers and onions
    5 ounces of chicken (sauteed with 1 teaspoon of olive oil), 1 cup of brown rice, and 1 cup of broccoli
    Tuna salad: 5 ounces of tuna, 1 cup of lettuce, 1 cup of spinach, 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers, 1/4 cup shredded carrots, 1/2 cup chopped cucumber, 1/4 slice avocado, 1/2 cup garbanzo beans, and 2 teaspoons of olive oil
    Alright guys, hope this helps. Be sure to drink
    lots of water too. Let's get some rockin' results!

    Committed to your fitness success,

    --
    John Bocobo
    Owner Santa Clarita Fit Body Boot Camp