How to Achieve Your Diet Goals
It is very important to know the facts of how to properly diet. On average, a person gains about 11 pounds for every diet they go on. In addition, the person loses both muscle and fat while on a diet, only to gain back the fat. Ultimately, this leads to a slower metabolism and more difficulty maintaining weight.
There are 2 crucial components to sustaining weight loss through a healthy diet.
- Reduce appetite in a slow and measured way by regulating the neurotransmitters in your gut and brain that drive hunger and overeating.
- Increase your metabolism so you are burning more calories throughout the day than you are consuming.
Here are 3 simple ways to achieve these 2 components:
Eat the Right Food at the Right Time:
Eating whole, fresh food to satisfy your appetite can cut down on the carbs and sugary foods that increase hunger and slows metabolism. Never skip breakfast and avoid eating 3 hours before bed.
Less Calories is not Always Good:
Eating fewer calories to lose weight is an idea that is quickly fading. Recent studies have shown that some calories make you fat while others can make you thin. The staples of your diet should be low-glycemic foods. For example, nuts, seeds, chicken, fish, grass fed meat and greens. Grains and bean consumption should not exceed more than half a cup once a day each. Use sugar sparingly in small doses and avoid artificial sweeteners.
Low-Fat is not Always Good:
Eating fat is not what makes you fat but eating sugar does. Studies have shown that low-carb, high-fat vegan diets were more effective at weight loss than a low-fat vegan diet. Also, eating more fat and less carbs is shown to increase metabolism. Good fats makes you feel full faster and should be eaten at every meal. Examples of good fats include avocado, nuts, seeds, coconut oil, organic eggs, chicken, grass fed meats and fish.