When we say Maria Sharapova’s diet, we mean it in a very general sense as representative of healthy eating because many athletes do not necessarily want to diet and lose any weight but rather develop lean strong muscles.
Watch a video for Shape Magazine where Maria Sharapova shares a sneak peak into maintaining a balanced diet before tennis matches.
- Keep a well balanced diet days before [tennis] matches
- Recovery foods, a mixture of carbohydrates, protein (pasta, steak)
- Don’t necessarily be too picky. Enjoy good healthy food.
Translated to mean: Yes, as a top athlete Maria Sharapova does watch her diet closely. She will be the first to tell you that two scoops of ice cream, double fried donuts, french fries, and a soda is not a healthy meal.
Margaret Thatcher believed in looking her best when it came to campaigning. For two weeks before her win, she had eggs for breakfast, lunch. And a regular meal for dinner.
This eggs diet helped her towards the goal of losing 20 pounds.
Let’s repeat that again. Cereal is bad for weight loss.
A majority of cereals have a lot of sugar. When mixed with milk, it is a double whammy on your dieting goals.
If you are serious about losing weight, enjoy yourself a hard boiled egg instead of a bowl of cereal. Then when you are hungry, snack on some cashews and nuts.
Sure, the food choices are not exciting. You want to loss weight right? Then eat healthy.
These diseases are associated with obesity.
- Diabetes – blood sugar level is not in balance where its levels are too high. Can lead to many complications if left untreated
- High Blood Pressure – can lead to stroke and heart failure
- Joint Pain – aches and pains in your bones
- Back Pain – can be immobilizing if very painful
If you are not looking forward to dealing with these obesity related diseases, then start losing weight. Getting to these later stages is worst then just being obese.
Forget it! You will not be losing any belly fat with just sit ups.
If this was remotely possible, all you would see it on The Biggest Loser would be contestants doing sit ups non-stop and plenty of product placements for As-Seen-on-TV abdominal machine gimmicks for $49.95
Sit ups will however help you develop muscle under the layers of fat (if you happen to be overweight).
Your goal however should be to lose overall body weight, and fat deposit with total body workouts.