Whether you’re trying to shape up this Summer or you just want to feel your very best, we’ve got your back. Here are 6 tried and tested tips from our resident experts to help you get into your best shape… fast.
1. Increase your protein intake
Protein nourishes your body, keeps you feeling fuller for longer and reduces the temptation to snack. It also helps build lean muscle, which helps you burn more calories during your day. An easy way to increase protein intake is with any one of our superfood protein blends. You can mix them into your porridge, make smoothies with them or just shake them up with water or milk as a snack or post-workout refuel. If you’re serious about getting leaner, we recommend The Lean One, which is our metabolism-boosting protein blend developed to encourage your body to burn fat for energy.
2. Swap soft drinks and fruit juices for water
Cut out sugary soft drinks and fruit juices, replacing them with water. A lot of soft drinks and fruit juices are loaded with sugar that can add extra calories to your diet. Drinking 8-10 glasses of water per day not only ensures that you remain hydrated but can keep you feeling fuller for longer, without the added sugar.
3. HIIT workouts
HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is a great way to burn fat whilst sending your energy levels through the roof. Hill sprints, mixed with bodyweight exercises like burpees, mountain climbers, high knees or skipping is the perfect combination to get that heart rate up and burning fat. Check out some of the studios we partner with to get started.
4. Choose the right carbs
Refined carbohydrates like white bread, pasta and crisps cause a spike in blood sugar levels and encourage the pancreas to produce insulin, which facilitates the accumulation of fat and guards against its depletion. Try swapping white carbs for slower burning and whole-grain carbs such as brown rice, oats, sweet potatoes and quinoa.
5. Portion control
One way to cut down your calorie intake is to eat mindfully. Sit down while you eat and actually focus on what your body is telling you. Stop eating when you’re full and keep the leftovers for lunch/dinner the next day.
6. Supplement wisely
Supplement your diet with products like The Lean Plus, which are our dietary booster capsules developed to support healthy fat-loss. They contain ingredients that give your metabolism the boost it needs to help you slim down and shape-up. It contains matcha green tea and capsicum (red peppers) to boost your metabolism, yerba mate that can help suppress fat absorption and L-Theanine which has been found to counteract the stress hormone cortisol, which is associated with weight gain.