Q&A: ….I have been advised to go on a protein diet…most nigerian foods have 100% carbohydrate…any suggestions?

hi! I just ran into your blog. I am on a journey to loss weight & I can’t go to the gym as often as I want because of my busy schedule.
The challenge I have is “my diet” i have been advised to go on a protein diet. Most Nigeria foods are 100% carbs. I don’t know what to do anymore. Any suggestions?

since you can’t make it to the gym often, dieting would be the key but you still got to workout because watching your diet is not enough to keep the fat off permanently, as you have a slow metabolism that needs to be addressed with exercise. When dieting you will lose weight no doubt but in most cases you will also lose some lean muscle mass which you would have to gain back by exercising. Increase in lean muscle mass, increases your metabolism which is the key to keeping bodyfat off permanently. If you can’t make it to the gym, there are a lot of other workouts you can do at home, such as jogging, aerobics, bodyweight exercises and so on. You don’t have to wait till you get to the gym. As for dieting I advice you to get a dietitian to draw out a diet plan for you. A diet plan that is based on “protein meals in Nigeria”. Some examples of protien meals you can include in your diet, atleast until you visit the dietitian, are; soya beans, chicken, fish, egg white and so on. You could also use supplements to increase your metabolism. Make sure not to starve yourself because it will seem to work at first but when you stop starving you will add the fat back and this time way faster than the last. Eating Small meals frequently is a way to prevent yourself from starving and it also helps to keep your body’s metabolism high.

you are advised to see a doctor before you make any significant changes to your diet and workout.

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