Dustin Maher has put out a new book called Fit Moms for Life: How to Have Endless Energy to Outplay Your Kids. The book is a great motivator and provides a well laid out plan to follow in order to achieve the body of your dreams. There is a nutrition component where he talks about sixteen “Rules to Eat By” in order to see great results.
All of the rules are great, but I want to touch on two of them, because if you do nothing else I feel they are the best to start with. They focus on the start of your day and the end of your day. The first one is breakfast. First of all make sure you are eating breakfast and then be sure to include protein. Protein is going to satisfy you and keep your blood sugars in check. Dustin suggests two eggs, sprouted grain toast and a quarter to half of an avocado. Some other good choices would be an omelet with loads of vegetables and shredded cheese, yogurt with fruit, 2 hard boiled eggs with fruit, or a smoothie made with protein powder.
The other rule is for the later part of your day and it states not to eat grains or starchy carbs after 4:00 PM. The reason for this is that your body doesn’t need that type of fuel for the level of activity most people will be doing in the evening. The extra carbs will be stored as fat if not burned. Dinners should consist of lean protein, a little fat, and lots of non-starchy vegetables (leafy greens, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, ect.)
I feel both of these rules are great. I have followed the first rule for many years, but am working on being more diligent with the second rule.
For more tips from Dustin or to check out his book go to: http://dustinmaherfitness.com