WEIGHT-LOSS LESSONS I’VE LEARNT
123A personal trainer is worth his or her weight in gold. Not only has Dave been my fitness and food science guru, he’s also become a friend. Plus, he’s taught me everything I know (well, everything that follows, at least). Walking is a great way to burn fat. Walking is an excellent low-impact activity, especially if you are new to exercise. Walking on an empty stomach in the morning, or when you have low carbohydrate levels in the evening, means the body is forced to source more energy from fat stores. Protein is a building block of nutrition. The protein we eat helps the body repair muscles after exercise. High-protein foods slow the movement of food from the stomach to the intestine, which means we feel fuller for longer.
45Water is the source of all goodness. Drinking plenty of water helps our liver and kidneys function efficiently – and it makes your skin glow! I drink at least two litres a day, plus extra when doing exercise. Dave’s advice is to drink one litre before exercise, plus one litre for every kilogram lost during a workout. Not eating is cheating yourself. Starving yourself of food may cause an initial weight loss – but