Author; from the experts at Body Science®
The colder months are known to be a little more flexible in terms of exercise routines. You may have found yourself eating more than you usually would, consuming heavier carbs and sweets and missing gym sessions for a little extra time under the covers, or staying warm inside.
If you've been taking a step back, don’t worry. You are not alone. Plus, life is all about balance! The important thing is that we can get back on track to feel and look our best as we welcome in the warmer days! Here are our quick and easy tips on how to get back on track after the colder months.
Here are our quick and easy tips on how to get back on track after the colder months.
Eat and workout on a schedule
Creating a routine and schedule that works for you for both your meals and workouts is a great way to start. Create a grocery list, a meal plan and exercise schedule for your goals so you know what to expect during the week. Having a set guide and routine that you've committed yourself too gives you less room to make excuses and makes you feel great about ticking off goals.
Hydrate, hydrate... hydrate!
The most recommended health tip, for everything… Ever! With good reason. The easiest way to curb your appetite and cravings is to sip water through the day. Water also supports metabolism and digestion and can help to naturally control your appetite making it even easier to get back on track with your diet. Aim to drink between 2 to 2.5 litres per day (around 8 to 10 cups). We love to add a sachet of our clean tea TX100 to a glass of water to change things up!
Add extra protein into your diet
Proteins are an essential macronutrient that helps to build and repair muscle, support normal blood sugar levels, and provide a sustainable source of energy. This makes it essential to add an extra serve of protein when you’re getting back on track!
Adding a good, high-quality protein powder will keep you satiated and fuller for longer. A flavour that you LOVE is essential for helping you stay consistent. Our Clean Protein range now comes in 4 delicious flavours, naturally sweetened without any added sugars, artificial colours or flavours and definitely no gums or fillers. Made with premium, whole-food ingredients packed full of nutrients and plant protein to nourish your body and fuel your active lifestyle. For more information and recipe ideas head over to our Instagram @bscclean and we’ll see you there.
Taking one day or even evening out of the week to plan, prepare and have your meals on hand during the way is proven to help you stay consistent throughout the week. Having healthy meals on hand gives you no need to buy take away or choose options not aligned with your goals. You have way more control over what you eat and you don't have to spend time thinking or planning your meals when you’re on the go!
Our current go-to is our overnight banana bread pro oats, save this recipe!
1 cup quick oats
1 1/2 cup almond milk
1 serve Clean Vegan Protein Vanilla
1 tbsp vanilla essence
(Optional: 1 tbsp maple syrup)
Simply add oats, protein, vanilla and mylk into a bowl and soak overnight.
When ready to serve, pour into a bowl and top with sliced banana, peanut butter, and a chopped up clean vegan bar banana bread.