If you don’t know who Joe Wicks is at this point in the game, then you must have been living under a rock for the past five years! The self titled ‘Body Coach’ is one of the internet’s most popular fitness and nutrition gurus, with bestselling books and even a prime time TV show to his name. Joe’s focus is on living and eating the right way in order to stay fit and lean, and his methods have proven successful for millions of fans all over the world. If you are looking to start a new fitness journey of your own, then why not get on the Joe Wicks train? Here are the rules to staying lean, according to the Body Coach!
Joe is a firm believe in HIIT cardio, or high intensity interval training. This is a workout that involves strenuous forms of exercise in short bursts, and it is the best kind of activity for burning body fat. As far as the Body Coach is concerned, the more you do it, the better, but doing a 30-minute session about four to five days a week is about right.
It’s vital to drink lots of water to accompany your exercise and diet choices. Between two to four litres a day is the recommended amount. It might feel like a lot of water, especially if you normally don’t drink that much, but you would be surprised how much you can consume just by sipping regularly on a bottle.
You should be prepping and cooking at least 70% of your weekly meals yourself rather than relying on takeaways and frozen foods. You have so much more control over what goes into your body when you are making it from scratch.
4. Eat out Twice
Commit to only eating out about twice a week. Be careful with this, because grabbing a quick lunch at Starbucks will count as one of those meals; it isn’t just about going out to a fancy restaurant for dinner.
5. Limit Booze
The Body Coach says you are still allowed to drink when getting lean his way, but only about twice a month. Alcohol has so many hidden calories in it so restricting your indulgence to once every two weeks is a good way to ensure you are staying on track the rest of the time.
6. Treat Yourself
Nobody is perfect and the Body Coach makes room for that. He says that you can treat yourself to a chocolate bar or an ice cream about two times a week without having to feel guilty about the calorie and nutrition repercussions.