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Healthy Eating Plan — 7 Rules to Eat Healthy Without Starving

Healthy Eating Plan — 7 Rules to Eat Healthy Without Starving

While working out or just trying to get your diet in place, it is important to eat healthily and avoid everything that destroys your diet efforts. It’s also important not to starve your body, as the fat will become more tough to lose.

There are plenty of fantastic ideas that you can consider for your meals, recipes that are very simple and quick to finish. Perfect for your busy schedule, these are simple and fast to finish before move on with your work.

“I love to eat, and it’s hard to keep that hunger away!” If that’s you, while dieting, this plan is all you ever needed. Low in calories but each is sure to keep you full until your next meal.

1. Spiced Green Tea Smoothie

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    Rule: Forget about soda

    Sodas are made of sugars! Try boiling and you will see just how much. My perfect replacement to that has been healthy smoothies! Green tea has been proven to be effective weight loss. This spiced green tea is a quick new way to enjoy yourself while being healthy.

    2. Banana And Almond Butter Toast

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      Rule: Never skip breakfast

      Never miss your breakfast, because who wouldn’t love such a wonderful start to the day! Just around 250 Calories, and you’re full until noon. You must be wondering, how did almond butter fit into a healthy diet? It contains monounsaturated fats and protein that holds hunger away.

      3. BBQ Turkey Burger

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        Rule: Eat to lose

        To workout, our body needs energy, and that comes from food. So substituting those meals with hunger will not do any good. Eat well to gain that energy for your workout. After all the sacrifices you make to keep your diet on track, a cheat meal is worth it! But what if your cheat meal isn’t really a cheat meal, but still as helpful as the rest? Replace beef with turkey and enjoy your burger without compromising on your efforts. And the best part is a burger with just 325 calories.

        4. Chocolate Dipped Banana Bites

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          Rule: Overcome snack cravings

          Yes! You will certainly enjoy every little bite of this amazing combination. This is a great way to overcome high-calorie cravings with healthy snacks. Bananas dipped in chocolate, how hard could that be? With only 190 calories per serving, it is as light as can be.

          5. Dark Chocolate And Oat Clusters

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            Rule: Guilt-free treat

            How many times did you give a second and third look to every sweet that came along your way? For me, probably every single time. This little recipe calmed me down every time I went crazy. Oats is full of starch, and dark chocolate has healthy fats, perfectly satiating hunger.

            6. Pan Grilled Salmon With Pineapple Salsa

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              Rule: Low GL foods

              Salmon is a very obvious part of any organized diet plan, because its salmon and everyone love salmon. This being lean protein, it is very nutritious and helps maintain a healthy heart as it contains omega 3s. After cooking the fish in less than 10 minutes, ready it with the pineapple salsa for a fun flavor.

              7. Spice Up Sweet Potatoes 

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                Rule: Forget Starch Foods

                This isn’t grilled or fried. Rightly heated to get the sweetness out and you are ready to take in healthy sweet potatoes. While heating and grilling, you can get the rest of the ingredients ready and look forward to this dish, and before you realize, it’s ready to serve.

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                Last Updated on September 18, 2020

                7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                1. Exercise Daily

                It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                The basic nutritional advice includes:

                • Eat unprocessed foods
                • Eat more veggies
                • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                  5. Watch Out for Travel

                  Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                  This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                  If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                  6. Start Slow

                  Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                  If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                  7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                  Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                  My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                  If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                  I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                  Final Thoughts

                  Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                  Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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