Simply put - eating as clean as I possibly can and working out 3-5x per week. What exactly does that mean? Let me explain....
- NO HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup)
- NO Hydrogenated Fats
- NO Artificial Sweeteners (No blue, pink or yellow packets!)
- Very limited processed foods (b/c they normally contain items #1 & #2)
- Lean Protein & Good Carbs at each meal
- Meats, Veggies and Fruits are organic when possible/available
Exercise:First of all, you need to figure out what you like. We're all different and each have different goals. There is no one-size-fits-all for exercise. If you don't enjoy it (somewhat) then you're going to dread having to do it and that will only make it THAT much easier for you to talk yourself out of the workout.
I have found that doing a bunch of cardio and some weights didn't really get me the results I wanted. I went the Jillian Michaels (MY IDOL & GOAL!) route which really emphasizes resistance training with spurts of cardio. You do a "cardio only" day maybe 1-2x per week. The key is to build your muscles and boost your ability to burn calories.
Here is what I do/have done/recommend:
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That's it in a nutshell - see, easy! :) As I said above, I'll have separate and specific posts about meal frequency, food logging, food labels, ingredients to watch for and just overall tips and advice.
I hope you found this introduction to be helpful!