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80% Diet and 20% Exercise!

Consistent exercise and proper nutrition play a vital role in your ability to maintain your overall health and quality of life.

Your body needs quality fuel and proper maintenance to function optimally; nutrition and exercise help meet these requirements.

This week Fortune’s MiLife New Me journey, gives us insight into her nutrition.

“Stephan, my trainer (I love saying that cause it makes me feel like a celebrity☺) always says to me during training “there’s no point working this hard if you don’t eat well”. Its 80% diet and 20% exercise.

This led me to my first appointment with Nicole the MiLife nutritionist. There were no surprises here, we all know what’s healthy and what’s not.

Luckily for me, I don’t really have bad eating habits and I don’t eat a lot of junk so I just had to be more conscious of what I eat. I’m really not one for cutting out entire food groups e.g. carbs so I try to keep everything balanced and eat good carbs, in other words everything unprocessed – whole wheat pastas, brown rice etc.

The basic thing to remember is:

Alcohol, of course is not recommend but if you must consume and your goal is weight loss, you’re allowed 250 ml per week (clears throat).

On the fitness front, I really cannot believe the things my body can do now, only 4 weeks into my New Me journey! It’s getting tougher but easier, if that makes any sense.

The exercises are getting more difficult but I’m finding it easier to keep up. I constantly have sore muscles. Getting accustomed to it and it’s also a nice reminder that my body is changing, getting stronger as well as toned.

I’ve really surprised myself with this journey and it is all thanks to the MiLife team. I would not have been able to get this far without their support and advise.”

Nicole, the MiLife Nutritionist gave Fortune a nutritional analysis. The analysis highlights what Fortune’s nutritional goals are, positive aspects in the diet, areas of improvement (portion control, increase the intake of fibre and fibre-rich foods; dairy and dairy products; healthy fats; healthy snacks; quick healthy lunch ideas; alcohol intake; what healthy carbohydrates are).

If you have a new lifestyle goal you want to attain but struggling to do so on your own, register with MiLife today by visiting www.milife.na or simply call +264 81 829 511.