Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Eating to gain muscle & lose fat...

I've started a new workout & diet program to lean up and gain a bit more muscle. I plan on sticking to it as well as possible but also altering the meals in various ways to keep the food interesting :)

For fat loss it is recommended to eat 5-6 small meals per day, instead of 3 larger ones, which helps to increase your metabolism and constantly keep your body fueled with the right nutrients.

Here are 2 meals I have eaten today, which are quick to prepare, surprisingly tasty, and oh so good for you! I also spent an hour in the gym doing upper body weights today :)

Below is a link to the program, recommended to me by a friend who is also a fitness model.
I know I said in an earlier blog post that I'm not a fitness model, and I don't really want to be either, although I would like to increase my muscle mass and lose a bit of fat for a leaner, more toned and healthy appearance.

I still plan to allow foods I love into my diet, however they will be slightly less frequent. I always try to eat healthy, this eating plan is about eating the right foods at the right time of the day, specifically suited to your body type, which is great!

I will be sharing some of my creations involving this eating plan with you here.

Here is the link:

These are examples of meals from the eating plan in their simplest form, still tasty, but I think I can do more with them ;)

Lunch ~ apple, almonds, cottage cheese & smoked turkey breast ~
Dinner ~ brown rice, grilled chicken breast, sweet potato, asparagus & salad, topped with garlic infused olive oil ~