by Ed Yourdon
We know that our first priority when wanting to lose weight is eating a healthy diet. Yes, exercise is important too, but diet is the number one thing if you want to maintain your weight throughout your life. I hope that after reading this article you will have some simple ways to make healthy changes to what you eat daily.
1) You have to have some healthy fats with most of your meals. This is very important if you want to maintain the correct fat burning, muscle building hormone levels. Eating enough healthy fats will also help you to keep your appetite in check.
The best source of good fats are seeds, egg yolks (organic free range), raw nuts, avocado, coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil (has the highest antioxidant of all olive oils)
Top Tip – eat a handful of raw nuts or mixed nuts almonds, walnuts, pecans (all healthy choices) three times daily, about half an hour before meals. This will damper your appetite and provide your body with fiber, protein and healthy fat. This will help you to eat less calories at meal times and give you a great boost of nutrition because of the high density of nutrients in most nuts.
2) You should always try to eat a quality, high protein with each meal or snack. These would include grass-fed meats, raw dairy, nuts and beans will suppress your appetite and will help you to easily control your calorie intake.
These quality proteins will help you to build lean muscle, especially if you have a regular, hard work out. Your metabolism will be much higher from the lean muscle you are building up.
When you eat enough protein with your meals it will also help your body control blood sugar and insulin levels by slowing down the breakdown of undigested carbohydrates.
3) I don’t believe that a very low carb diet can be maintained, however, most people struggle to lose weight all their lives because of daily overeating excessively processed carbohydrates like refined sugars and refined grain starches.
The sugar found in fruits and berries are acceptable because the fiber in them helps slow the intake of sugar in the body. Just avoid fruit juices, which are almost only sugar, and because of the processing the fiber has been removed, so there is little goodness left.
By experience, when people reduce their grain consumption to the minimum (like bagels, bread, pasta and cereals etc…), it becomes much easier to lose body fat. The best would be to eat the minimum grains and get carbohydrates from fruit and vegetables only. Just doing this helps people to manage their weight much easier.
By implementing these 3 tips to a healthier diet, there will be no reason you won’t have much more energy and see a leaner body in no time.