I like Russell’s style, not too pushy or demanding. He makes you think that doing 20 push ups or squats was your own idea in the first place and before you know it you’ve done a few more reps just to show him who’s boss

Marie Louise, West Hobart

Ultra Lite Program

How to still feel energetic at the end of the day

15-Nov-2012

Maximise your day

Who of you regularly feel that putting on the sports gear after work and doing some exercise is a major chore? Yes at times this may be because you've had a bad day, would rather go out for dinner and drinks, there is a great box set of DVD’s in the loungeroom etc etc. But what I am talking about is when you feel too listless and flat at the end of the day to be bothered getting up from the couch to exercise.

It may be that just tweaking a few of your eating habits could make a dramatic difference to your day, moving away from eating 3 big meals a day towards eating 5-6 a day will leave you feeling a whole lot better. If you remember to fuel your body the right way you WILL get that end of day workout done, feel great about it and be ready to relax without feeling guilty all night, and here is why...

1. Small meals

Eating 5-6 small meals a day made up of complex carbs and protein such as nuts, grains, beans, veggies, chicken and beef will balance your blood sugar- and thus your energy levels. These types of foods are digested and absorbed slowly and don’t require your pancreas to produce as much insulin.

2. Reduce serotonin cravings

The balance of sugar in your blood is also related to the amount of serotonin in your brain. Serotonin is an important chemical that helps to regulate mood, if your level of serotonin is where it should be, you'll have a sense of confidence and wellbeing. Low serotonin and you may feel tired and depressed. If you often experience a craving for carbs, this might be your brain's way of telling you it needs more serotonin and therefore your blood sugar is out of balance.

3. Eat good fats

Eat some good fats with each meal if possible. Approx 20-30% of our daily calorie needs should come from unsaturated fats. Not only will these fats reduce Glycemic Index load, helping to keep your blood sugar stable but they are essential for the storage of the fat soluble vitamins such as A, E, D, K.

4. Keep hydrated

Drink a glass of water approx 30 mins before eating any food as part of your 8-10 glasses per day Not only will this help you to eat less as your stomach will feel fuller but it will also keep you hydrated. Remember if you are even slightly dehydrated you will feel tired and lethargic and your metabolic rate will drop dramatically, preventing you from burning those calories.

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