Like many other people at this time of year, you may well be thinking of losing the winter flab and getting yourself fit.
And, whilst plenty of regular exercise in the fresh spring air will no doubt help you to achieve this, it is not the only thing which will affect your waste line.
Indeed, what you eat plays a major part in how fit you are; so, if you’re looking to improve your overall level of fitness, you will need to throw away your takeaway menus and get your kitchen equipped and ready to cook up plenty of healthy, nutritious meals.
So, what exactly do you need to achieve this?
Well, having the following basic items in your kitchen will help to ensure you are always ready to reward your exertions with a suitably healthy – yet tasty – feed!
Grilling is one of the best ways to cook meat as it reduces fat and adds flavour. There are many different types of portion grills available these days. If you can, try and get hold of one that allows you to change the temperature as these machines enable you to grill foods like vegetables, potatoes and even pineapples as well as meat.
Protein shakes are a fast and easy way to satisfy your protein needs. Indeed, following a good workout with an intake of protein is a great way to help achieve better muscle tone. Having a decent blender in your kitchen can be invaluable in this respect as it will enable you to add all kinds of fun ingredients - such as frozen fruit, cottage cheese, or spinach - to your shakes. If you can, buy a blender that doubles as a food processor as this will afford you even more culinary options.
If you get into your fitness in a big way then you may end up cooking in bulk and storing food away in packs. Having a selection of clear plastic boxes makes this so much easier as they can not only be stacked very conveniently on top of one another in your cupboards, they can also be transported to other places (like your work premises) and microwaved.
Regardless of whether you are looking to lose body fat or build muscle mass; keeping track of your calorie intake is very important. If you're not weighing and measuring your serving sizes accurately then you will struggle to meet the calorie requirements your exercise regime needs. Having some high-tech food scales can be a Godsend as they will tell you exactly how many calories there are in the food you weigh. If you like to bake with protein powder, or even make your own salad dressings, then you may find measuring cups and spoons to be sound investments too.
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