Busting 3 myths to burn the belly fat
The more I reduce my calorie intake the more quickly I will lose weight
Wrong, this is most definitely not true! If your calorie intake reduces dramatically you will actually send messages to your brain that you don’t have enough to eat and are starving which will actually contribute to weight gain as opposed to weight loss!!!
Your brain, being the intelligent thing it is, is programmed to protect you in such instances and so will cause your metabolism to slow down a great deal, make you lethargic and hungry for all of the wrong things. This does not facilitate weight loss at all.
According to experts in losing weight, diets that consume as low as 800 to 1,000 calories per day are actually dangerous, unhealthy and will lead to weight loss failure.
Additionally, with low calorie intake at these levels, then you can also look forward to experiencing unfavourable side effects. Things like feeling light-headed, problems concentrating, nausea, lethargy and even insomnia.
Sooner or later you will have to feed your body and it is likely that you will end up over-eating to compensate.
You don’t want to do this to yourself do you…
Strict diets depriving myself of certain foods such as carbohydrates, fats, starches, and meat etc. is good.
If you choose a strict diet that severely limits the foods you eat, such as eliminating one or more food groups or mainly eating only one or two types of foods, for one, this will not only be monotonous and burn you out therefore
losing interest in your diet relatively quickly, but it is also not a healthy and natural way to lose weight.
The body needs and wants a balanced and varied diet and of course so do your taste buds. It is not healthy otherwise as your body needs all of the different nutrients vitamins, minerals and this only comes from a well balanced variety of foods.
Don’t kid yourself that this is an easy or healthy and lasting way of losing weight. This is neither practical nor will it work.
Let yourself have a dessert occasionally, if it is what you really crave. Just make sure that you don’t heap it on your plate but take your time and really taste and savour it as your treat. I’m telling you depriving yourself will get boring and get you nowhere fast.
To lose weight I need to eliminate foods that are not considered to be as healthy.
This is yet another myth which is simply untrue as well! You will still remain motivated and on track if you allow yourself to eat an unhealthy favorite food once in awhile.
Managing what you eat in moderation is the key to losing weight naturally and keeping it off permanently. If you enjoy pizza or a burger then don’t deny yourself of these pleasures once in awhile and also do not allow yourself to feel guilty for this either. You will find in doing this that overall this new programme which is a lifestyle of good habits is going to work for you when you give yourself
permission to enjoy your fun foods when you really want them.
Eating foods late at night is not healthy and you will be more likely to gain weight
This is a very common myth that is believed by the majority. The real truth is that if you take in more calories on a daily basis then your body requires, the excess will be stored as fat.
Flip that over and the opposite is also true in this case… if you consume less calories than you burn then you will burn fat. The time of day you eat does not really have a bearing as much as in comparison to how much you consume and how much you get rid of through physical activity.
You should never go to bed hungry, as this might actually prevent you from having a good sound sleep which is equally important for your health. After all, you are actually fasting while you sleep and actually burn calories while sleeping. That is what your breakfast really is, a break (from your sleeping) fast!
Eating a small light snack before bed can actually contribute to a better night’s sleep.
Another myth I need to address here, eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and supper like a pauper…
You must be a jester… Absolute Balderdash! (I know I’m a bit silly but I love that word)
Actually, it is healthier to eat more often actually, in smaller portions, six to seven small meals or snacks throughout the day than to scarf down three meals and nothing else.
If you choose small healthy snacks between meals it can actually do you good. These little snacks will contribute to a strong metabolism will prevent your blood sugar from dropping below a stable level.
Snacking between meals in a healthy way also helps to discourage you from overeating at your next meal.
To feel more full for a longer span of time, choose fiber-rich foods such as a bran muffin or whole-wheat toast a handful of a mix of raw vegetables or even a sourdough pretzel.
Some fats are in fact good for you and necessary (more on this further down), if you are not consuming enough healthy fat in your diet this could cause your energy levels to become low.
To make your level of energy higher, have some raw almonds which is a good source of protein.
Another good and healthy idea for a snack would be to mix two snacks together as one. To give you an example, peanut butter on slices of an apple, keep the skin of the apple on as it contains the largest percentage of fiber.
Yogurt with fresh fruit of choice and graham crackers makes for a very tasty and healthy snack as well.
Yogurt is a good choice of dairy food for those who don’t like the taste of drinking milk. Yogurt with fresh fruit will make you feel full and be full of energy. Get the probiotic type with L. acidophilus which is a good live bacterial culture which is important for the health and maintenance of the digestive tract.
Fat gets a bad reputation, but we need to be clear here, certain types of fat are not good and certain types are good and actually necessary for the human body.
The human body needs certain types of fat daily.
Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are good fats that provides protection against such things as heart disease and a variety of cancers.
Monounsaturated fat is found in avocados, olive oil, olives, nuts, nut butters and also canola oil. Olive oil actually helps to lower cholesterol.
Polyunsaturated fat is important for the growth of body cells and also provides fatty acids that are requisite for healthy skin.
Yet another healthy fat is omega-3 fatty acids, these are found in many types of fish and shellfish.
The three (omega-3) fats that the body requires include ALA, DHA and EPA which are important for the healthy functioning of the heart.
They help to reduce inflammation of the arteries and also lower blood pressure a little, they decrease the level of triglycerides in the blood, also playing a role in keeping the walls of the arteries as relaxed as possible
They also help to make the composition of the blood less sticky, thereby reducing the chance that a blood clot could take place.
Other potential benefits of consuming an adequate supply of omega-3 fats:
They can decrease the potential risk of cancers of the prostate, colon and breasts
They can aid in the prevention of rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, even lowering the risk of depression…
To improve your consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, include more fish in your diet, walnuts and ground flaxseed.
One good way to put more good fat into your diet without
Gaining weight is by adding a selection of nuts to your
salads and by sprinkling ground flaxseed on your yogurt.
I hope you have found this information to be useful and inspirational to start your journey with our tried, tested and proven easy step by step by step programme which will ensure that you acutally lose the weight that you want and need to lose naturally and permanently for the ridiculously low price of 3 burger meal deals… without the supersize of course!… To your lasting health and happiness…