GET ENOUGH REST!
NOT ALL CALORIES ARE EQUAL
While weight loss & weight maintenance is a simple (but not necessarily easy) balance of calories in/ calories used, some calories are better than others...
LOW GI FOODS are better for you than foods which have exactly the same number of calories, but which spike your blood sugar levels.
Also, foods which provide vitamins & minerals in their natural state are much better for you than similar foods which provide nothing but empty calories….
SUGARS BY ANOTHER NAME – Maltose, Dextrose, sucrose, fructose, honey.
The only low GI sugar is AGAVE SYRUP – from health food shops.
ALCOHOL – especially spirits. There is an argument that a glass of red wine provides antioxidants & beer some B vitamins, you’re much better getting those nutrients in other forms.
MORE NUTRITIOUS CALORIES
LOW GI FOODS
Low GI breads & wholemeal bread– rather than white bread
Nuts or seeds.
Unprocessed foods & fresh foods, especially fruit & vegetables. Raw, or lightly cooked foods, contain more vitamins than over-cooked veggies.
GOOD FATS/ BAD FATS
Lard is pure saturated fat. Avoid.
Butter is better - in small amounts.
Unsaturated fats - usually liquid at room temperature - are still high in calories, but much better for your cholesterol levels & heart health, eg Olive Oil.
Good fats include those found in fish & avocado, nuts & seeds - full of vitamins & minerals.