Often weight or health conscious people tend to go overboard in the struggle to lose those extra pounds and shed that fat off their body. We tend to forget that acquiring an hourglass figure or acquiring the body shape of your dreams is not the ultimate goal but in fact, we need to be healthy from inside. You don’t want to sabotage your diet efforts and eat healthy at all costs. More importantly, starving yourself will only lead to accumulation of fat that will be very hard to lose again. What you eat has a direct influence on your body and it is important that you pay close attention to what you eat.
The real secret lies in eating food and making a diet plan that boosts your metabolism and gives you a feeling of being full and satisfied. Losing weight can be done safely without drastically lowering your calorie intake or starving yourself inhumanely.
There’s a reason why they say “Never Skip Breakfast”
While you are asleep, all the time your body has been at work, your heart is pumping blood to all parts of the body and all your bodily reactions are taking place just the way as when you are awake. Apparently, all the energy that your body has stored is used up like you have been fasting for 8 hours, all the while that you were asleep. Your metabolism is at its lowest and this is the most opportune moment to rev up your body into an ideal mode targeting the fat in your body.
Certain eatables that you should avoid taking in are donuts, muffins, waffles, white bread and butter and bagels. They may seem as the perfect breakfast but they are loaded with innumerable carbohydrates and often cause a sugar spike. When your blood sugar level comes down you are likely to feel really low on energy and half-full.
Healthier options include seasonal fruits topped with low-fat yogurt, oatmeal with honey and the usual strawberries and bananas. Not only are they healthy, but filling and tasty. Diet planning services for old age people often concentrate on these healthy eating options as well as it is their responsibility to ensure that their health is not compromised in any manner.
‘Low-GI foods’ create a win-win situation
You want wholesomeness and taste in the same food then you should certainly include those foods in your diet that are low on GI content. You don’t need to starve yourself to be healthy. GI is the Glycemic Index of foods that determine how easily that food will be digested when it enters your body. High-GI foods are instantly broken down in your digestive system and hence make you feel energized and high on energy in a matter of seconds. Even though this feeling maybe quite energetic and leave you full of liveliness it is certainly not good for your health in the long run.
On the other hand, low-GI foods have the composition such that they are broken down in a considerable time period and give you a more satisfying feeling for longer periods of time. Examples of such foods include whole grain wheat items that have high fiber content and should certainly be traded with white bread and rice-based dishes that you have in the morning.
Learn to control those cravings!
Do you follow a strictly nutritious, low carb and high on protein diet all day long and then BAM! grab a pack of chips and soda and sit in front of your favorite television series. Trust me, these urges of high sweet content and the restlessness to constantly munch on something is a huge disclaimer in your health regime.
Soda for that matter is like slow poisoning. Not only does it melt away the calcium content in your bones but the overload of sugar is like killing yourself by getting high in sugar. A perfectly health day can be totally ruined by the intake of soda drinks. Not only does it lead to unwanted weight gain but also puts an individual in a sensitive situation of getting diseases like diabetes and poor heart health.
Pastries, cookies and all sorts of packaged food can nullify the health benefits of 3 healthy wholesome and nutrition-packed meals. Healthy alternatives include a handful of nuts, fresh/dried fruit, cucumber and turkey slices, whole-grain crackers or low-fat yogurt. Not only will you be having a nice snack time but keep you full, subdue your appetite and tone your taste buds to healthier food options. It also helps you eat properly when it is lunch or dinner time.
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