We all wonder…..what is the most important meal of the day? Whilst all meals are important, the one I like to focus most on initially with clients is dinner! So why do I put so much emphasis on this meal?
I find that it is the evening meal in which people seem to crack. Ever eaten so well throughout the day and found yourself ordering Uber eats for dinner or sat on the sofa with Netflix, a red and your favorite bar of chocolate? Haven’t we all…….especially after a long hard day at work!
When it comes to fat loss, it’s really matters what you put in your mouth before bed! You see, in the evening/late afternoon, the body starts to wind down and prepare for rest burning less and less calories. The last thing you want to be doing in this sedentary phase of the day is pumping your body with high energy sugary foods as this is only going to contribute to fat stores……but it seems to be the easiest thing to do!
It is important to understand that starch and sugar eaten in the evening is highly likely to be stored as fat because your level of movement is even lower than throughout the day and this energy will be stored rather than burnt for energy! Not only this, but sugary and starchy foods will cause insulin (a fat storing hormone) to be secreted into the blood stream! What’s wrong with that you may ask…….well; when we sleep we naturally secrete human growth hormone! HGH helps us to build muscle and also burn fat……BUT here’s the thing…..insulin actually inhibits the secretion of this hormone! Why would we want less of a fat burning muscle building hormone and more of a fat storing hormone?….Stupid question right?
So this brings me to the conclusion…..its highly important to EAT LIGHT AT NIGHT! Fill your plate with greens and avoid fruit, bread, pasta, potatoes, pumpkin, rice and deserts if you want to accelerate your fat loss!
Check out this awesome and easy recipe below!
Cut a zucchini in half, sprinkle with dukkah spice and fresh lemon juice! Roast in the oven for 30minutes! Add asparagus to the tray 10 minutes before removing! Smash up some avocado and arrange nicely on a plate…..
And don’t forget to always laugh with health