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Eat like a champion! Nutritionist, Alan Aragon, shares four ways to shrink your belly (and keep it shrunk).
1 Look forward to every meal.
It’s the only way to stick with a diet over time. Find whole foods – meats, fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts – that you love, as well as minimally processed foods, such as wholegrains, cheese and milk.
2 Consume your target weight in grams of protein every day.
Eat protein at every meal and most snacks. My go-to shake: blend 1 cup coffee, 2 or 3 ice cubes, 1 banana, ¼ cup walnuts, 1 scoop chocolate protein powder and 1 tablespoon cocoa powder.
3 Be accountable.
Every day for a month, grade your eating habits on a scale of 1 to 10. Record your scores for every meal and snack or just jot down one average number for the whole day. The danger zones in your diet will become obvious.
4 Go on, indulge!
Reward yourself with 10% cheat kilojoules every day. If you’re on a 8 000kJ-a-day diet, that could be a 800kJ snack daily or a 8 000kJ meal once a week. By indulging, you can moderate your cravings and avoid bingeing.