AKL-Logo

Top Tips

  • Aim for lower G.I carbohydrates. This will help to keep your insulin levels under control. High G.I carbohydrates cause a large surge in blood sugar, this in turn causes large spikes in insulin levels.
  • Drink more water. Our bodies are 70% water and our brains around 85%. Dark-coloured urine indicates you are dehydrated. Aim for a clear pale-colour urine.
  • Cut down on alcohol consumption. A gram of alcohol provides 7kcals. (A gram of fat provides 9kcal)
  • Replace saturated fats with more healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats.
  • Avoid trans-fats. These are normally found in biscuits,many margarines, cakes, pastries, pies and many other pre-prepared foods. These bad fats raise LDL cholesterol (Bad) and also lower HDL cholesterol (Good).
shutterstock_259083188 - Copy croppped
  • Increase calorie expenditure after workouts. Working at a higher intensity during your workout will increase E.P.O.C. (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption).
  • Don’t get stuck in the same routine. Your body is the master adapter, keep it challenged and mix up your programme a little!
  • Increase muscle, burn more calories. Studies show adding 2lb of muscle can burn an extra 65 kcals per day.
  • Ensure you warm up and cool down before and after exercise.
  • Want to know more ? As one of my clients you will benefit from all the latest tips on training to your full potential!

© Copyright 2010 Arran Lascelles trading as AKL Personal Training.