I am starting a new eating-and-exercising regime soon, with the help of nutritionists, personal trainer and other experts. My weight loss has plateau’d since I adopted my gluten- and lactose-light diet, and although I definitely have more energy, my physical fitness and stamina isn’t what it used be.
I’m due for my Rescue Diver certification in the next 8 months, something I’d always wanted to do, and requires a certain level of fitness. What better time to get in shape than now?
So while I’m waiting for meal and exercise plans to be finalised, I thought to get myself in gear and do some cardio/HIIT in the morning. It was pretty painful, eh…
Afterwards I made myself this breakfast. Thick-cut, smoked back bacon with last night’s leftover mashed potatoes, fried eggs, cherry tomatoes with chives, a glass of berry smoothie. That’s protein, carbs and some fats. Don’t take my word for it, but I thought carbs help regulate glycogen levels post-exercise, protein helps with the muscle growth and repair, and fats are, well, a treat for me. Skinny bacon? Seriously? That’s just wrong ; )
(No, really, I read somewhere about fats shouldn’t be consumed too close to an exercise session but can’t think of the reason why now).
When I get on with my new regime and learn about nutrition and exercise, I’ll be sure to post some of my learnings and hacks for a delicious diet : )