It won’t be long before you are back on the beach enjoying the sun! Then as a sports fan, you naturally want to look good. That means no more cheat meals and junk food in the near future. Many people have the idea that they shouldn’t eat anything anymore, but that is absolutely not true! You have to make sure you have a calorie deficit, how big the deficit you have is up to you. Advice is to slowly increase the calorie deficit so that your body gets used to eating a little less in a day. So don’t starve yourself but maintain a small calorie deficit!
There are many different types of carbohydrates, such as single and multiple carbohydrates. Your body needs this for basically everything you do, the need for it depends on your metabolism and physical effort. If you do strength training, diet for longer periods or eat low calories, it is important that you time your carbohydrate intake well. The rule of thumb is to take the majority of carbohydrates 1-2 hours before your workout and replenish them about 30 minutes after your workout. This ensures that your blood sugar level peaks so that you can provide more energy during your training and limit the loss of muscle mass.
With strength training you naturally create muscle mass, this ensures that your resting metabolism is increased. Through strength training you will not only burn more during exercise but also during your rest periods. During training, small tears appear in your muscles, which need to be repaired. The intake of enough protein is essential. It costs your body a lot of energy to recover, this recovery leads to increased combustion that can last up to 24 hours after your workout. An alternative to temporarily increase your metabolism are energy boosters. Take a look at our energy boosters here.
Do it together!
You are certainly not the only one who would like a summer body in the summer! Send one of your friends a message and ask if they want to go on this train adventure with you. Help each other, this makes the whole process a lot easier.
Remember, the only way to lose weight (naturally) is to maintain a calorie deficit.