"Hey guys I'm on a diet!" This is what we typically hear from people who want to lose their weight. But wait! what diet is effective in weight losing? Calories per Hour offers the following tips to help you lose weight to look better, feel better, and live a healthier life. These tips are short and sweet and are intended as a starting point or quick reference for individuals seeking to lose weight by using the resources offered on Calories per Hour.
Starvation diet is definitely a No! No! No way! Our body requires food to produce energy so we can utilize that for our daily activities. The nutrients we get from food including fats and carbohydrates are essential in maintaining the physiologic function of the body. However, these nutrients become bad for the body when they are excessively taken. The nutrients, if not converted to energy are stored in the body as fat deposits, thus the appearance of the undesirable belly fat and love handles. A balanced diet comprising all these nutrients as well as protein, vitamins and minerals, and calcium should be supplied to the body through the food we eat. This article shares some weight loss diet tips for men and women of all ages
What about Low Fat Diet?
Yes, it is important to consider low fat diet when you desire to lose weight. A diet that is generally low fat and healthy can help you to lose weight, or maintain your weight. It can also help to you to lower your cholesterol level. Reducing the consumption of food that contains saturated fat while increasing the consumption of food that contains polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat. Food like most meat and dairy products, butter, and tropical oils such as coconut oil and palm oil should be avoided as they are high in saturated fat. Polyunsaturated fat are normally found in plant food sources such as corn, soybean, safflower, and sunflower. Food sources for Monounsaturated fat includes olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil, and some fruits like avocado.
If you want to lose weight, you need to eat less calories per day than you have been eating (or do more exercise). In general, foods high in fat contain a lot of calories. However, there are other foods that contain a lot of calories. In particular, sweets and sugar do not contain fat, but are high in calories. Therefore, in addition to a low fat diet, you also have to watch out for other types of foods such as sweets and sugary foods.
Eat frequently and Eat slowly!
It is really critical to understand the after effects when you skip a meal or go on a crash diet. When you skip a meal your metabolism slows to conserve your energy. And when you lose weight too quickly for a few days, your body thinks it is threatened with starvation and goes into survival mode. It fights to conserve your fat stores, and any weight loss comes mostly from water and muscle.
Skipping meals, especially breakfast, can actually lead to weight gain. Some dieters choose to skip meals to save calories, thinking this a quick weight loss plan. Actually, all skipping meals does for you is create bad habits that aid weight gain. Instead of skipping breakfast, make time in the morning for a small healthy breakfast or grab a piece of fruit and some nuts to eat on the road or during a morning break.
Why You should not Skip Meals?
* Skipping calories gives you an uneven distribution of calories throughout the day.
* When you skip meals you are not giving your body the energy it needs to properly function.
* It is easy to create late-night cravings that foster poor eating habits by skipping meals.
* People tend to overeat when they are extremely hungry. Skipping meals allows you to reach that hunger level where you consume just about anything and forget when to stop.
* Skipping meals is known to cause low blood sugar.
* Skipping meals delays insulin response, which will result in diabetes.
* Feeling deprived from skipping meals can lead to binge eating and weight gain.
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