By ChestnutSlippers
279 days ago

First Week of My Diet/Exercise Results and Conclusion.

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As the 8th day of my March Diet and Exercise Challenge draws near, I would like to share with you my results, as well as some things that I have learned along the way.

Firstly, I have lost about 3 pounds. Not too bad, but my thighs and stomach really don't look any different yet. My main concern was toning and gaining some abs, I don't want to be super muscular, but some definition would have been nice around now. There are a few reasons why I may not be gaining these kinds of results.

Firstly, my protein intake was not high enough. I have discovered that tuna is by far the best source of protein - with no sugar and low amounts of fat! So from now on, I am going to try and eat some every day. So if you are trying to tone, eat tuna! There are also protein shakes which have almost the same amount of nutrients, just keep your eye on the sugar and fats, and make sure you drink one before working out. It is also a good idea to eat protein or have a protein shake 30 minutes after your work out, to repair any damage to your muscles and help them to grow properly.

On the subject of fat loss, I realised after installing MyFitnessPal app, that my sugar intake was relatively high. I can't drink coffee or eat porridge without sugar, but I absolutely HATE sweeteners (they make me throw up!). Brown sugar is 1g less than regular sugar, and you do get used to it in coffee. It's not so nice in porridge though, so I have bought some strawberries. Strawberries are incredibly good, as unlike many other berries they have really low sugar and no fat! Chop a medium sized one up into very small pieces, then mix it with your porridge, or put it on your cereal! Also my original almond milk was very high in sugar content, so I've switched to the unsweetened.

Overall, I do feel more healthy. Not only am I more energetic, but I feel more more motivated to do other things - hence my youtube channel.

I hope these tips are helpful!
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