The New Body plan is a new weight loss plan developed by Men’s Fitness editor Jon Lipsley, 37.
Two months before publishing the plan Jon was overweight, overworked, had big dark sleep-deprived circles under his eyes, was stressed and had low energy levels.
When creating the plan Jon asked himself: “What’s the quickest and easiest way to get in shape without a personal trainer or expensive meal-prep company?”
Looking to utilise every aspect of the day and turn the body into a fat-brining machine, he came up with the New Body Plan, a detailed Travel plan to shed the pounds fast.
With the plan potentially overwhelming to weight-loss and gym beginners, Jon Lispley gave the Express.co.uk his top tips for losing weight, with some coming down to the way food is eaten.
Eat at a table:
Eating at a table, as opposed to in front of the television, will help you stay in control of what you eat.
According to Jon, a recent analysis of studies looking into how people eat and their total food intake found that people eat more when they are distracted.
The results, published in the American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition, also revealed that “attentive eating” – where the focus is on the food rather than on a screen – can help you control how much is consumed.
Take your time
“We live in a world where we do everything in a hurry but when it comes to how you eat, it pays to slow down,” says Jon.
Chewing food properly will help it digest more effectively and assimilate more of the nutrients. The body will also more receptive to knowing when it’s actually full, helping to resist the urge to overeat.
Booze contains plenty of calories but few useful nutrients from a body transformation perspective, so if alcohol intake isn’t limited, the body will struggle to lose fat and add muscle.
Jon added: “If you really want to drink, my advice is to stick to clear spirits or red wine instead of white wine or cocktails.”
Max out on vegetables
Vegetables contains lots of nutrients that help to support general health and immune system, which is crucial if you’re increasing your activity and asking a lot of your body.
They also contain fibre and water, which will help you to feel satisfied and stay feeling full after your meal. Some vegetables actually use more calories to digest than they contain, meaning eating them actually helps weight loss.
Ditch the scales
Not seeing the desired results on the scale can be demoralising, but scales don’t give a detailed breakdown of body composition.
Jon revealed: “If you weigh yourself on two different days, for example, you could have lost fat but be carrying a bit more water, so the number on your scales may go up even though you have made great progress.”
Water, that is. Dehydration can easily be confused with hunger, and not drinking enough water could lead to eating more than needed.
Water is also essential for all manner of physiological processes, so it will help you stay healthy throughout your transformation challenge.
The easy-to-follow guide also features an approachable exercise regime, for complete gym beginners.
In only four gyms sessions a week, the end of the six weeks can see biceps bulging and even a six pack emerge.
Source : EXPRESS