If I asked you now what phase in your menstrual cycle are you at, would you know? Do you know when to expect your period each month? Do you know the symptoms associated with each phase? Did you know you don't have to take the 7-day break in your contraceptive pill each month? Did you know it's not actually a period if you do take this break? So many questions that people often don't know the answer to. Let me help you break this topic down.
Around the topic of flexible dieting, I thought I would talk a bit more about the benefit of having a flexible approach to ‘dieting’. So many people nowadays have this all-or-nothing approach to healthy eating. More often than not the ‘all in’ approach comes after a holiday or binge where we have eaten considerably more food, and more junk food at that and /or alcohol.
Poor quality and quantity of sleep can affect so many aspects of a person’s day-to-day life. Physical performance such as strength and power can be affected, reaction times, the ability to make quick decisions, strategy and cognitive thinking, weight management, and mood to name a few.
Put these daily tips into practice to lose weight, feel better and be healthy! 1. Eat Protein with Every Meal Protein This helps build lean muscle, keeps us feeling fuller for longer and has a higher thermic effect than other macronutrients. You should aim to have around 1-2 palm size portions of protein per meal, depending on how active you are. This is a simple starter guideline to get you eating more protein. Protein rich foods can include lean meats such as chicken and turkey, fish, eggs and dairy products.