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WHAT SHOULD I EAT TO LOSE WEIGHT?

People often equate dieting with deprivation. We’ll stop you right there. When we think of losing weight we automatically think of sport, but if you want to push yourself harder over longer workouts, it’s essential to have good eating habits. And you don’t want to be feeling tired or sluggish either.

How to eat and lose weight

Ludovic Doyer, sports trainer, talks to us about how to eat right when doing sport!

SPORT REQUIRES BALANCED NUTRITION

“Whenever we meet someone who wants to lose weight by exercising, we jump straight to nutrition,Ludovic Doyer, sports coach, explains. They go together.

You can’t ask your body to push itself and deprive it of food at the same time.

What you can do is change certain habits to have a lower calorie intake and less fatigue”.

KEEP AN EATING SCHEDULE TO LOSE WEIGHT!

First and foremost, never skip a meal (as you’ve been told all along!), according to Ludovic Doyer.

Doctor Alexandre Feltz, Health and Sport Director in Strasbourg, shares this point of view..

“You should eat four times a day: morning, noon, at 4 pm and at 8 pm. Giving your body a stable eating schedule is foundational”.

For those looking to lose a few pounds, the coach recommends an overall reduction of fat and sugar. And to choose specific foods for specific times of the day.

HIGH-ENERGY IN THE MORNING, LIGHT IN THE EVENING TO LOSE WEIGHT

So, what should I eat to lose weight? “Rye bread, low-sugar cereals such as muesli or oatmeal, kiwi or grapefruit, 0% yoghurt... Your breakfast should give you energy."

At lunch, opt for complex carbohydrates (whole wheat pasta, rice, quinoa, bulgur) with white meat and fish.

At 4 pm, have fruit as a snack.

“No carbs after 5 pm”, the coach insists. And in the evening, eat light: fish, omelette, or vegetable soup. “I like to talk about colourful meals, adds Joëlle Jolly, physical educator. It’s a good way to ensure balance!“

 

Before training, a small protein bar is your best friend, and afterwards a shake or mineral rich water will help manage your recovery.

A nutritionist can give you more information, and help you create a meal plan that targets your personal goals!

Sylvia, Decathlon writer

Sylvia

I love horse riding, run when I have the time (which is not a lot). I include sport wherever I can in my life, particularly in my job - writing.~I have been a sports journalist for about ten years. Convinced of the benefits of doing sport, I enjoy sharing useful information and tips I have been given!