For the best results from your diet program -- it's time to get smart about your diet. These tips are from Men's Health.
1.) Don't eliminate carbs -- prioritize them
Slowly cut them back. Start with Foods with added sugar and refined grains.
Wait a few weeks, and if fat loss slows, cut out fruit and non-green vegetables.
2.) Feel good about failures
Accept your mistakes, and consider them learning moments.
Keep a journal in which you outline your dietary indiscretions.
3.) Spike your protein
Protein is good for your fat loss and muscle building efforts.
Eat at least 30 grams of protein no more frequently than every four hours.
4.) Be the best at being average
Don't greatly under eat and don’t binge on a lot of calories.
Be average and watch the fat melt off faster than average.
5.) Major in the micros
Vitamins and minerals drive all your body's metabolic processes.
Supplement your diet with 2,000 IU of vitamin D each day with breakfast, and 200 to 300 milligrams (mg) of chelated magnesium before bed.
6.) Eat greens first
The more vegetables that you eat at a given meal, the less total calories you will eat.
Have small salad prior to your meal.
7.) Know the meal frequency math
3 +1 = fat loss success. You should eat 3 meals—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—every day, plus one protein-rich snack.
On days that you exercise, the protein-rich snack can be replaced with a post-workout drink.
8.) Chew your food
Digestion starts in your mouth.
Chewing your food causes your body to release insulin in small amounts, leading to better blood sugar control.
9.) Sustain the effects of your workout with whey
Working out breaks down your muscles, and it isn't until after you've finished that your body starts the repair process.
Drink a shake containing 20 to 30g of whey protein directly after your workouts.
10.) Drink water and unsweetened tea
Sugar-sweetened drinks are the biggest and easiest obstacle to remove in your efforts to get lean.
Aim to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water (including tea) per day
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