With so many liquid and processed food diets on the market and endless quick fixes to weight loss, it is easy to believe that in order to lose weight you must rely on some form of pre packaged special “weight loss” meal to get the results you want. In fact this could not be more false. Understanding how the human body works, it becomes amazing to think that this has become a multi million pound solution! The truth is, if it worked then most of us would not continuously being searching for the next best thing! The reality is, eating real food is the answer to long term healthy eating and a lower body weight.
Basically if it is not found/created naturally try to avoid it. Carbohydrates seem to cause the biggest problem for most people trying to reduce body fat levels. We do need carbs, they are great for energy and recover especially if you are exercising, however, not all carbohydrate sources are equal.
CARBOHYDRATES: Replace all those processed carbohydrates with real carbohydrates (vegetables) at every meal. Try to eat less or even cut out bread, pasta, crackers, crisps (all man made sources of carbohydrates) so that your body can let go of extra pounds. Replace these carbs with Oats, Sweet Potatoes and Wholegrain Rice. Processed carbohydrates are the number one culprit for slow metabolism.
PROTEIN: Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues, make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Choose a variety of healthy proteins such as natural, organic and grass-fed meat and eggs. Lean Beef, chicken, turkey, and nearly all sustainably caught fish are all good choices that will kick-start your metabolism. Eating small portions of protein several times a day increases metabolism by 30%.
Fats are metabolism enhancers! Beneficial fats include Hemp Oil, Coconut Oil, Nuts (non-salted or glazed), Seeds, Avocados and Nut Butters (organic, whoxeeart or meridian) and also oily fish such as Salmon and Mackerel. Add a healthy fat to every meal and snack. (read more about fats and weight loss on www.bodybuilding.com)