It's hard to believe, but the first thing I recommend is - don't start with a diet. Why? You don't have to starve, you just have to know what to feed your body with. Your body is just like an engine, you put premium fuel on it, it works like oil, you inadvertently put diesel instead of gasoline (true story), it hits your nose and it gets stuck.
Try to follow some basic principles and marvel at the results.
Losing weight comes down to one super simplistic thing: accumulating fewer calories than your body uses. First of all, let's find out how many calories your body burns on a typical day.
HOW MANY CALORIES DO YOU NEED?Fortunately, we are all different, so the number of calories we need each day varies from person to person. The energy you consume depends on your age, weight and the level of activity you do on a daily basis. You can easily find out your caloric intake using the multitude of online computers. I use this . Remember, the basics are just estimates, guidelines to help us make the right decisions. Once you know the estimated calories you need daily, you can begin to pay more attention to how you eat.
WHAT ARE MACRONUTRIENTS?
It's hard to find a good mix, but the most effective weight loss programs combine 2 simple things; a proper diet and proper exercise. I know it's intimidating at first when it comes to meal planning and the simplest way is to fry some potatoes with something on the grill but Rome wasn't built in a day.
It's so simple that we can break down the word food into 3 ingredients called proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
Our body is made up predominantly of water, followed by protein. You need protein to complete the thousands of functions that your body processes.
Carbohydrates follow, this bau-bau that we were initially scared of, but with a little care we can make them our best friends. Carbohydrates are our body's favorite fuel to produce energy. Simple or sugary carbs come in handy when you need a quick supply of energy, when you're getting ready to run in the park or start a cycling class, but you should focus mostly on complex or sustained release carbohydrates. . Any excess carbohydrate will turn into fat. The energy is stored in the adipose tissue, the internal organs are thus protected. As in the case of carbohydrates, fat is of two kinds - the saturated ones that are found in most processed products and the one we need the most are those essential fats. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either
With the help of the above computer, you can also find out how much fat you need.
FOOD AND CORRECT FOOD
We find good protein in:
- Red meat (beef)
- Chicken (skinless)
- Low fat yogurts
This is just the beginning of the list of good proteins, but don't be afraid to eat eggs (stuffed, poached, baked, omelet). For example, in an omelet I use 2 whole eggs and 2 egg whites (the richest in protein). Avoid processed meat as much as possible - cold cuts, sausages, vacuum-packed meat, high-fat yogurts.
The most recommended carbs are:
- Sweet potatoes
- Brown rice
- Wholemeal pasta
Carbohydrates to avoid:
- Cakes containing sugar
- White flour
- Commercial sweets
As with carbohydrates, some people believe that in order to lose weight they need to eliminate any fat from their COMPLETELY wrong diet. It takes fat to give your body all the nutrients it needs. Here are some essential fat recommendations:
- Cold water fish - salmon, trout
- Sunflower seeds
- Peanut butter
- Olive oil
- Fatty meat - pork breast, pork neck
- Sweetened yogurts
- Commercial salad dressings
- Any type of frying
Diet not only does not mean starvation, but also cabbage soup for a month, for us it is just the right diet, and the right diet offers enough variety. (slimming = cabbage soup and grilled vegetables is a myth)
Many of the foods that are presented to us as healthy are not in fact: breakfast cereals (most have sugar), almost all biscuits, even those with cereals which seem healthy, are unfortunately only empty calories.
By combining only the positive examples above into 3 meals and a snack, you are practically taking the first step towards a healthier lifestyle and well-being. Nothing is difficult or impossible, I was surprised when I discovered how tasty healthy food can be. I will tell you in the following articles. See you! Be #glorious!.