Its best to eat carbs that are unrefined…. so try and avoid white bread, pasta rice, biscuits and cake ! as these rapidly increase your blood sugar levels disrupting your energy levels. Instead opt for sweet potatoes, brown rice, pulses and quinoa !
Fats have had a bad reputation for some time now as many people think that it is eating Fat which makes them fat! but really its all about eating the right sources of healthy fat and as with everything in moderation as fat is an essential macronutrient for the body. So stick to fats such as oily fish, avocado, nuts, seeds, and oils for example coconut and olive oil .
Protein is essential especially for sporty, fitness, exercisey people like me. Protein is the building blocks for our bodies, its essential for growth and maintenance and also helps you feel fuller for longer by reducing the rate sugar is released from food. Its best consumed within 30min of exercise and with a balance of carbs this way the body has the best chance of absorbing protein helping growth and repair of muscles.
Starve the Sugar
Refined sugars (eg table sugar) provides little of no nutrients and leaves you feeling hungry as well as massively disturbing your energy levels. If eating sugars opt for natural sugars for example from fruit, dates, honey and maple syrup as they are processed differently by the body and do provide the body with other nutrients.
Eat the Rainbow
FRUIT AND VEG! I think most people are aware of how important fruit and veg are in our diets these days and are not to be underestimated for their health properties. Vitamins, mineral dietary fibre, Antioxidants and the list goes on. So eating at least 5 of these yummy, scrumptious colourful foods a day is vital and can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cancer.