Everyone’s favourite personal trainer Joe Wicks, has revealed a quick way people can lose weight and it’s really quite simple. The cook, author and fitness fanatic spoke to Express.co.uk about how people need to be looking at how much they eat rather than being strict with their micronutrients.
While he noted that it’s incredible “important” to consume a good amount of protein because it helped the metabolism and muscle growth, he noted it’s about balance.
“I wouldn’t just say it’s all protein and no vegetables and no carbs,” The Body Coach said.
“It’s about balance and it comes down to portion control.”
Most people do get a decent balance of protein fats and carbs but Joe explained it only promotes weight loss if a person is eating the correct amount of food in general.
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And too much snacking can impact hunger at meal times, causing people to skip meals entirely, leading to a risk of losing out on important nutrients.
But sometimes people will find themselves in need of a little pick-me-up, and Joe revealed his go-to snacks for when he’s feeling a little peckish out and about.
“I don’t snack loads but if I do it’s fruit, like apples and bananas,” he said.
“Sometimes I’ll make homemade granola bars.”
A large apple contains around 116 calories and 5.4g of fibre, making them very filling and multiple studies indicate that they may support weight loss.
A 10-week 2008 study published in the National Library of Medicine, gave women three apples, three pears, or three oat cookies, all with the same calorie value to eat every day over the period of the trial.
The apple group lost 2 pounds (0.91 kg) and the pear group 1.6 pounds (0.84 kg), while the oat group’s weight did not change.
Likewise, bananas are full of nutrients and fibre, which make them an ideal part of a healthy weight loss plan.
The YouTube sensation is a role model in every way, as he revealed it’s best to stick to a three meal a day plan rather than spend the day snacking on little bits.
“I tend to think about three meals a day and I don’t really eat much in between,” he said.