I've been steadily getting in better and better physical shape over the last couple of weeks and you can do this too. It all starts with eating right.
Feeding the BODY:
"Abs are made in the kitchen" -Author Unknown
You can't expect to get six-pack abs just by doing a bunch of sit-ups and crunches all day long. I read in a free report by Tom Venuto that getting abs is all about revealing them from underneath all that fat you have on your stomach. Maybe you already have abs but are they really as well defined as you'd like them to be? If not, the solution is to lower your body fat percentage according to Tom Venuto, author of Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle... another great book about fitness that is definitely recommended reading.
I've read and learned a lot about fitness over the years and one big myth is that if you pack on muscle, that muscle will automatically burn all the fat off your body. People falsly believe this so they focus on building muscle and neglect eating right. The reality according to Dr. Oz in one of his books(his books are great too) says that muscle only burns so much fat... there are limits to how much fat muscle can burn.
Cardio is not the answer either... Sure, these things help. They have a huge influence on how your fitness level turns out in the end but abs really are created with every meal you choose to eat.
That leads us to the point of this article. Here is what I would recommend for breakfast for anyone that wants the shed excess weight, lower their body fat percentage among loads of other benefits.
Remember the old saying "eat breakfast like a king..."? This applies here more than anywhere else.
Eat 2 packs of oatmeal in water or no-fat milk.
Also eat 2 eggs that you fry with extra virgin olive oil(2 teaspoons).
If you didn't have no-fat milk with your oatmeal, now is the time to add some no-fat yoghurt to your breakfast.
If you still have any room at all, eat lots of fruits.
That's my recommended meal plan for breakfast. It's important to eat breakfast. I hope you know that. It's good for your metabolism.
Does that mean I don't have to exercise anymore?
Now, I don't want you to come to the conclusion that all you have to do is eat healthy and you'll reach your fitness goals... that's just not the case. I'm just suggesting that in my own opinion, nutrition is the number 1 most important factor when it comes to health and fitness.
What do you do after that huge breakfast? Well, first, you need to digest a little because that's a whole lot of food. Once you fully digested your food, it's a good time to get in a little cardio. You don't have to overcomplicate this step. Even walking for 20 minutes makes a huge difference.
Feeding the MIND
If you thought I was done, you're wrong. Breakfast is not just about the food you put into your body... it's about the thoughts you put into your mind. You need to feed yourself some positivity every single morning. I've written articles about this. Some suggestions from my previous articles include watching motivational videos on youtube or reading a success book.
The only success book I really recommend is Jack Canfield's The Success Principles. I recommend that book to absolutely anyone and everyone interested in becoming more successful. Jack Canfield for the record is worth 100s of millions of dollars and he's equally successful in all other areas of his life. That's what I want for you, balance in all parts of your life. Success in all parts of your life.
So feed yourself some positivity by reading or listening to some uplifting stuff. It could be anything. It could even be music. I think your best bet though is reading a book for 20 minutes...
Once that's done it would be a great idea to remind yourself of your most important goals. This is a strategy recommended by Brian Tracy - another personal development expert. He says that you should write down every single day your most important goals. You need to constantly remind yourself what it is you're going after. It's like they say: "Keep your eye on the prize"...
Once you're pumped up physically and psychologically, you're ready to really give today your all. Pour your heart and soul into your day. Use your energy wisely.
I just thought of something great. If you don't want to buy any books about success, if you just search for articles about success here on infobarrel, I wouldn't be surprised if you find a ton of great free resources that will help get you started.
One thing I wanted to go back to before I forget is that there is 1 other thing that's just as important as what your body and mind consumes. You gotta be aware of all the things you shouldn't be consuming. I know you have heard this a million times but if you already know this.. I mean REALLY know this, why are you still poisoning yourself and your success with all kinds of bad habits like smoking(I'm guilty of this one too) and drinking too much alcohol, eating unhealthy foods, watching too much TV, spending too much time on your computer, not getting enough sunlight, not getting enough exercise, not choosing your friends wisely, watching very negative TV shows and movies, etc... etc... The list goes on and on.
I've said this in another article but I'll say it again here because I believe it's worth repeating. Living is an art in which you have to learn to dodge all of the bad things that keep you away from your goals and you need to put yourself in the right situations through your actions and choices.
Thanks for reading this article. As usual, comments are always welcome on my articles and I encourage you to leave a little message in the comment field! Cheers!