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You Are What You Eat - Go With Healthy Food And Slim Down

Author : lise ross




Have you ever heard another person state, "you are what you eat?" Perhaps you merely thought people used this phrase to promote healthy eating but, really, you are what you eat. If you munch on a tuna sandwich, the tuna is digested and the amino acids (proteins) from it are used in your body muscle building and cell generation! Your physical appearance is a reflection of your diet, and when you consume junk food you will find that your complexion looks worse and you appear fatter than you do when you eat healthier foods. Therefore, when you want to slim down the first thing you have to do is examine your diet. There's no point in doing lots of exercise if your diet is made up of unhealthy foods! It's crucial that you include healthy and nutritious food in your diet.

So, what should you add to your healthy diet that will speed weight loss? Obviously, a major goal is to bring down the number of calories you consume so you can shed off some pounds, but you don't want to go overboard and get so hungry that you binge on junk food. It's a good idea to slowly change your eating habits by slowly adding healthy food and decreasing the number of calories taken in. Start to gradually change your meals and snacks so that you are ingesting more healthily. The most essential thing to have in your diet is protein. Your body has to have protein for cell repair and muscle building, on top of other things. You can have plenty of protein in your diet through foods such as meats (chicken, pork, beef), eggs or soy products. The second important food macronutrient you should include in your diet is carbohydrates. Nevertheless, you don't want to overeat carbohydrates since the leftover energy will turn to fat. Go for foods including whole grain bread and brown rice for your carbohydrate needs. And remember, you also need to include fat in your diet plan. Yes, fats! I know you're losing fat but you nevertheless have to ingest them. Eat healthy fats that are contained in things like nuts and fish. Also consume a lot of fresh greens and fruits so that your body receives all the vitamins and minerals it requires.

Also are aware of the foods you should keep off your diet. It goes without saying that you have to decrease your intake of the empty calories of junk food, and it's wise to only ingest lean meats. Don't consume simple sugars in bread and pasta products and go for healthier whole grain options. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages as much as you can because it will hamper your weight loss endeavors.

So now you're aware of what you need to consume and what foods you should avoid. Examine your diet and come up with several healthy meals that are good for you. If eating too much at one sitting is an issue, eat 5 to 6 smaller meals during the day so that your stomach will shrink and need less food.


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