Nutrition is something that most people don’t know much about, but they have heard of it. It is important, when trying to start a weight-loss diet, that you have simple principles to follow. If you over-complicate yourself with terms you don’t understand, you will give up before you even start. There are 3 simple concepts to follow when starting a diet so you don’t get lost on the way:
- Know the foods that cause accelerated fat burning. Apparently there are some foods that don’t conspire to turn into a big blob of meat! Some of the them are: fruits and vegetables (duh!), whole eggs, raw nuts, grains, lean meats. On a side note, a new Harvard study shows that yogurt is the best food to promote weight loss in the long run.
- Know the foods that prevent fat burning. The common offenders are know by everyone: processed foods, fast-food, fries, sugar-sweetened beverages, red meats. But you should know about some foods that are not that obvious: whole wheat bread, whole grain pasta and also 100% fruit juice (really!). The thing that you need to avoid the most are potatoes in general, being the top offenders in the earlier mentioned study.
- Put the good foods together in a way that burns your fat! Here is where specific diets come into place. You have two possibilities: you either start putting together your diet from scratch or you look for a diet program made by someone else.
If you plan on spending time making your own personal diet, then it is very important that you research the subject of nutrition like you would for a thesis paper. This is your health we’re talking about! If you don’t want to dedicate too much doing this, I would recommend that you follow a diet made by a professional nutritionist.
In your research, you must look for what foods cannot be absent from your diet. Like I said before, yogurt should be a very important part in your weight-loss plan. Also, you need to point out from the begin what foods or beverages you need to eliminate from your daily consumption. Maybe you can’t give up on all at once, but decreasing the quantity steadily over time will help a lot.
You must always eat a variety of foods. There are so many possibilities in terms of what fruits, vegetables, seeds and meats we can eat. That doesn’t mean you need to go through all the possible foods in the world you could eat. I am only saying that you mustn’t live only on meat, or only veggies, or only on fruit. If you are a vegetariansuper fast reply, there are many ways to replace the lack of meat, but any other food category can’t be completely eliminated from your diet.
The last thing you need to make sure is that you make most of your diet from food that you can eat with pleasure. If you really can’t stand the taste of Brussels sprouts, then you don’t need to include them in your diet. There are plenty other vegetables you can eat with a smile on your face like cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and so on.
If you decided that you want to follow a diet that is already out there, then here are some tips that you should follow. First, you need to make sure that the author of the diet is a professional nutritionist. Following the advice of a fraud could cause problems. Secondly, make sure that they do not advertise “miraculous” weight-loss in just a couple of days. That is probably a sure sign that the diet is a hoax. Finally, if there is any possibility for some personal guidance from the creators of the diet (possible through the internet), then that is a definite plus.
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