What is LSA?
It’s made from ground linseeds, sunflower seeds and almonds (LSA). It’s an very easy and versatile way to add extra nutrients to meals. LSA (linseeds, sunflower seeds & almonds) is rich in protein, helping to keep blood-sugar levels balanced. It also helps in curbing your sugar cravings.
You are starting your day with a breakfast smoothie. It consists of almond or soy milk, bananas, LSA and greek yoghurt. Lunch is generally a quinoa or brown rice salad. You can add nuts and seeds along with either a little chicken, lamb or tuna in spring water. You may decide on either a piece of fruit or another breakfast smoothie until dinner? What to have? Grilled fish and steamed rice. A typical healthy days diet.
My question? Why am I not loosing weight?
So if you are trying your best to eat ‘’healthy’’, here are some simple ways to ensure your calories are also kept under control.
Watch your Smoothie Ingredients:
Vegetables such as spinach, carrots and kale have very little calories. Add other ingradients such as chia seeds, LSA, coconut milk and avocado contain concentrated calories. The end result is too much good food and calorie overload.
In fact, a smoothie containing all these ingredients may be as high as 800 calories per serve. This is more than half of what the average person requires for an entire day. Aim for vetetables, yoghurt OR milk and seeds, avocado OR nuts.
Watch Grain Portions:
Brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, beans and lentils are all low GI, wholegrain carbohydrates. Translated means that unless you are working out for more than an hour a day, you do not need a lot of them. A diet low in carbohydrates should be approximately 20-60g, or equal to 2-3 slices of bread per meal.
Count Good Fats:
It’s important in working towards getting the correct balance of fat in a diet. Translated means monounsaturated fats from avocado, almonds and olive oil. Polyunsaturated fats coming from grain-based breads, walnuts and oily fish.
Being mindful of what I have mentioned should put you in control of MINDFUL your calorie intake.