Our bodies are funny things. You see, when you starve yourself in order to lose weight the more the body will hold on to your fat. It thinks that the environment you live in is out of food and the evolutionary response of the body is to preserve whatever fat you have gained instead of burning the fat you are trying to shed.
By accompanying your weight loss program with the right nutrition, the easier it is to shed those pounds. The science of our bodies and nutrition can be likened to a vehicle that needs fuel. The perfect fuel for the body is food rich in nutrients that reassure it won’t go into starvation mode. This will help you lose weight easily by burning the fat into energy as compared to depriving yourself of food or feeding yourself food full of empty calories and processed sugar.
Tips for the right nutrition:
Focus on eating nutrient dense foods: lean protein (skinless chicken breast, fish), low glycemic carbohydrates (rolled oats, brown rice), fiber rich vegetables and fruits (beans, broccoli, apples, bananas), and good fats (olive oil, flaxseed, avocado).
Drink at least eight 8 ounces glasses of water every day. Remember our bodies are 60% water so do not allow yourselves to be dehydrated. Alcohol is not a good substitute for water since instead of replenishing the body, it has the opposite effect of dehydrating it.
Avoid fast food and convenience store fare. Unlike freshly prepared nutrient dense food, fast food and food from convenience stores are rich in calories empty of nutrition and high in processed sugars. The body will never feel full and you will, in turn, overeat thinking you are still hungry. If you don’t have enough time to cook, make simple dishes that don’t require complicated steps to follow.
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