Any fitness expert will tell you that fat loss begins with eating smart and not with working out.
Because people have become so engrossed with how much or how little they eat, it’s no wonder that more and more fad diets are being introduced in the market each year.
It’s come to a point where some people are technically starving themselves – all in the name of weight loss.
If you’re sick and tired of trying out the latest diets just to keep your weight down, you need to learn how to pace your meals and eat smarter.
It’s really not only the type of food per se that is causing weight gain. Its also when, how and how often you eat food during the day.
Let’s face it. Food plays a hugely important role in the body’s development.
You will always be better off eating loads of low-calorie, high-fiber food, including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, healthy lean meats, fish and other protein, plus those whole grains and other minimally processed foods.
When you are selecting foods, make sure you don’t skimp on insoluble fiber, such as you find in leafy greens and other vegetables.
This is because it is not digested in the stomach and small intestine, it simply passes on into the colon, sweeping through it like a natural brush.
Fiber soaks up water to form a soft bulky mass, which moves easily along the digestive tract.
Having a high-fiber diet helps your digestion and also helps you to feel fuller for longer and for fewer calories, all of which greatly assist with weight loss.
That aside, you need to eat regular meals, not to get into a destructive habit of bingeing and starving in order to lose weight.
After all, if you don’t provide the body with the nutrition it needs, then you can’t expect it to perform the way you want it to.
This is the main reason why eating smart will always be more effective than eating less.
For example, healthy snacks, like carrot sticks, are a top slimming aid -always eat a light healthy snack in the afternoon.
There is a great reason for this and it revolves around insulin. A healthy snack boosts your metabolism and balances out your blood sugar.
When you keep your blood sugar lower you keep your insulin levels lower. Insulin needs to be kept low because it is what tells your body to store fat around your waist.
If you eat every 3 or 4 hours, you avoid the great peaks and troughs in your blood sugar levels which are detrimental to your health.