On the 24th of June, I decided to design my own style of Detox. My Four week Detox in which I didn’t drink any alcohol, increased my weekly cardio/resistance training and added extra yoga stretches.
Good news! I ate bread every morning!
That’s right… you heard me right 🙂
Adding spelt bread to your regular diet won’t magically result in weight loss, but eating it in place of other high-fat, less nutritious foods might help. Spelt is a nutty-flavored whole grain related to the durum wheat in whole-wheat bread. The ground spelt in spelt bread is rich in vitamins and minerals and has more fiber, protein and unsaturated fatty acids per serving than whole-wheat flour. To swap spelt flour for regular flour in a bread recipe, use the same amount of flour called for but decrease added liquids by 10 percent to 15 percent
Eat It Instead of Refined Carbohydrates
Choose spelt bread, not white bread, for your morning toast with low fat ricotta cheese and slice strawberries.
Eat It Instead of Refined Carbohydrates
Choose spelt bread, not white bread, for your morning toast or afternoon sandwich, and swap the regular pasta or white rice at dinner for a roll made from whole-grain spelt flour. High-fiber foods like spelt can help you feel fuller longer, leading you to consume fewer calories and possibly lose weight, says the National Institutes of Health. By contrast, the refined carbohydrates in white flour and white rice cause spikes and drops in your blood sugar that can leave you feeling hungry and craving more food.
High-fiber foods like spelt can help you feel fuller longer, leading you to consume fewer calories and possibly lose weight, says the National Institutes of Health. By contrast, the refined carbohydrates in white flour and white rice cause spikes and drops in your blood sugar that can leave you feeling hungry and craving more food.
My Top Five Tips for my 4 Week Detox.
1.Resreach and find a healthy local bakery that bakes fresh spelt bread. Most mornings have two or one slices of Spelt bread with ricotta cheese topped with strawberries. It’s important not to purchase processed bread from the supermarket.
2. Make the decision not to drink for 4 weeks and stick to it! The first 8 days may be difficult but trust me, once you stop drinking your body and skin will start to look healthier not to mention waking up feeling great and younger.
3. Follow my recipes form my E cookbook Eat your way slim for lunch and dinner.
h4. Follow my 5.3.2 training. The program helped me lose bodyfat and increase lean muscle.
5 cardio sessions
3 resistance training.
2 Pilates/yoga sessions. Down load my program now! Link below.
“Don’t be too hard on yourself; if you get off the fitness wagon, you just have to get back on.”
Dealing with Setbacks: How to Stay Motivated When Feeling Flat
How can we motivate ourselves to exercise daily?
According to websites like https://www.irenefenollar.com/ fitness goes hand-in-hand with living a healthy lifestyle, however, regardless of this, it is estimated that 60–70% of the Australian population does not engage in regular physical activity. The most common reasons as to why people fail to stick to a regular exercise regimen include lack of time, inability to get to a gym, lack of motivation, fear of injury, and misconceptions about exercise. Barriers such as these have caused a majority of us to sacrifice regular physical activity, an element that is as vital to our health and well-being as food, water, and shelter.
By taking a closer look at the barriers that keep us glued to our couches, I hope to help anyone out there who is struggling to overcome them. Here are some common excuses and ways to combat them on days you’re feeling flat:
“I don’t have the energy to exercise.” It can be a struggle to get moving at times. But I can guarantee that once your body becomes accustomed to regular workouts, not only will your energy levels soar, but sitting still will become the struggle! I remember being new to exercise and sometimes dreading what lay ahead, but before I knew it, I began craving the workouts because I loved the way I felt afterwards.
“I don’t have enough time to exercise.”
One of the leading reasons many of us fail to stick to a regular exercise routine is the belief that we never have extra time. With the busy lifestyles most of us lead, it can seem almost impossible to fit in a workout every day. However, studies have shown that if we can commit 30 minutes a day to some form of physical activity, our health, well-being and productivity can improve dramatically.
I don’t believe there is anyone out there who is unable to dedicate just a half hour a day to their fitness, even if that means splitting 30 minutes into two sets of 15 minutes or three sets of 10. Whether it be taking the stairs instead of the lift to the office, taking a walk during your lunch break, kicking the footy or playing some Frisbee with the kids after work (I’m sure they would appreciate it!) or hiring a mobile trainer to train you at the destination/time of your choice, there are plenty of ways to keep active throughout the day.
When we exercise, endorphins (AKA ‘happy hormones’) are produced by and released into the body, causing an overall sense of happiness, relaxation and well-being. So if low energy levels are preventing you from staying active, focus on how fantastic you will feel if you instead were wide awake from working out!
“Exercise is boring…”
This is only the case if you choose boring activities! You wouldn’t wear the same clothes all week, or eat the same food every day, so if physical activity is as vital to our well-being as these things, why choose the same boring exercise?
Choose something you enjoy, whether it is dancing, a sport, or having a personal trainer provide you with a program that caters to your likes and dislikes. Ensure that you mix up your exercise routine so you are not taking part in the same activity every day (e.g., Monday night dance class, Wednesday night personal training session, Friday afternoon beach jog/walk). This way your mind stays motivated and your body stays challenged.
“Exercise is too painful”, or “I’m afraid I’ll injure myself”.
The old saying “no pain, no gain” is one that should be disregarded completely! Exercise DOES NOT and SHOULD NOT need to be painful to be beneficial and effective. Yes, it may be true that if you are training towards an elite level of fitness (such as an athlete or bodybuilder preparing for competition), you will need to endure a high level of intensive training. However, for those of us who wish to exercise for the sake of general health and happiness, a moderate level of activity will suffice.
Still, it is important that as fitness increases, the intensity of our workouts increase as well to ensure that our bodies continue to respond to the activity by getting stronger and more capable. You can do this on your own by increasing duration of activity, or number or sets per exercise. Or you may even do this by deciding to incorporate a bowflex workout routine into your home exercise session, as the equipment you can use it for allows you to try 100 different workouts, so you are bound to find a workout that meets your needs. Alternatively, a good personal trainer will be able to provide a program suited to your goals and adjust it according to increases in your fitness levels.
At NO stage throughout a workout should any pain be experienced, and if it is, the activity should be ceased immediately.
But there’s a difference between the pain of injury and the burn you feel when challenging your body. A great instructor once told a class I was participating in, “This is not pain. This is just necessary discomfort!”, and I think a life of looking and feeling fantastic is worth enduring a bit of “necessary discomfort.”
The barriers mentioned above are only a few of the ones that can prevent us from engaging in regular physical activity, and I have only offered several of the many ways you can overcome them.
The main idea is to work on changing your perspective to get the motivation you need. Next time you are tempted to put off your workout regimen until tomorrow or next week, remember all of the benefits of exercise awaiting you, pull on those trainers, and get yourself on the track towards achieving the optimal health, fitness and well-being you deserve!
PT at Home DVD review. Angley- working busy Mum.
Loved this work out.
Complete ‘whole body’ exercise class in the comfort of your own space and time. Easy to follow exercises with variations if needed. With the option to listen to your own music. No more excuses. Rocco is encouraging all the way! Highly recommend, have now included this in my weekly routine. Thank you Rocco