How much should you eat? It seems to be the first question people trying to lose their weight search their mind for. The answer seems to be simple: the less and the more seldom the better. But this opinion is not right. If you start losing weight by following this rule (that is either eating once a day but a lot or having meals 8-10 times a day by small portions) your shape won’t get any better and what is more you will have problems with your health. To lose weight means to have normal and natural shape and state of your body, and to do so you should keep to the normal and natural diet. If you are trying to lose weight it is better to have several regular meals (that is three main meals and two snacks). Snacks must consist of fruit or vegetable salads. No any chips, doner kebab, crullers, etc. You should have your breakfast in the morning hours from 7 till 9 am (vegetable salad, porridge or potatoes). As for the lunch, it is better to have it from 13 till 16 o’clock (it can contain the same food that you have for breakfast). Dinner is between 18 and 20 o’clock (vegetable salad and protein foods). An important condition is that you should still be a bit hungry after you have meals. In this case your metabolism will be on the level which is good as for your health as for keeping normal body shape.
May a person trying to lose weight have some kind of sweets?
To answer this question you should divide it in two parts. First thing is what you mean by saying ‘sweets’. The second is how much of it you would like to have with your meals. Ready-maid sweets (like cakes, sweet juices, etc) should be fully excluded from your diet. They are really not good as for your health as for your body shape. But you can choose from natural sweets like sweet fruits, dried fruits (raisins, dried apricots, etc.), or honey. If you can’t help eating a piece of cake you can do it but not too often. The best choice is to eat sweets for a snack. Chocolate lovers should choose chocolate containing more than 70 % of cocoa. As for the milk chocolate and chocolate bars, it is better to refuse eating them once and forever as they are neither good for your health nor for your body shape.
What is the best dinner for those who want to lose weight?
To answer this question let us remember that food is first of all the source of energy and so to say building material for your body cells. At night your body doesn’t need energy as the skeletal muscles are maximally relaxed, and the internal organs function with minimal intensity. But exactly in the night time the recovery of your body organs takes place. The basis of our body cells is the protein, so to help your body organs to recover naturally you should have protein foods (such as meat, fish, peas, soybeans, etc) for supper. To help the proteins from protein foods be well absorbed in the body you need to combine such foods with vegetable salad. Those who decided to lose weight should choose the protein foods (such as meat, for example), containing minimum fats.
Is the vegetarian diet the ideal way of losing weight?
It looks like in most cases it is true. For those who are not ready to limit themselves to eating only vegetarian foods it would be a good idea to have some fasting periods (for 7-14 days). For this time it is not only possible to lose weight but also to improve the functioning of your internal body organs. Resting from the consumption of meat your body restores the internal environment effectively. This process will really take place only in case you don’t make one most wide-spread mistake. Most people refuse eating meat and don’t substitute it by anything. To really take an advantage of vegetarian diet you should:
- include the vegetable protein (like peas, beans, soybeans or mushrooms) into your diet
- have fruit several times a day (fruit, not fruit juice)
- have salad made of fiber-containing vegetables (like carrots, beetroots, cabbage) 2-3 times a day.
In case you choose this kind of diet you have a chance not just lose your weight but also improve
the bowel, leaver and other internal body organs functioning.
Is it possible to lose weight with the help of weight loss teas?
No it is not. In point of fact in this case you lose weight at the expense of your body dehydration. As for the fat it won’t disappear anyway. The active components in the weight loss teas are the substances stimulating the bowel functioning and removing liquid from your body. It is quite clear that for sensible persons it is not the right way for losing weight. There are no visible results here, and what is more, some health problems can appear.
Is it possible to lose weight without any physical training?
First it seems that it is really possible. It is quite natural to think that if you reduce the number of calories in your diet (fitness training and jogging are usually regarded as sport activities burning calories) your body will start breaking down the fat itself. This attitude to the physical training is a bit one-sided. Any sport activities not only help you to burn calories but also provide you with lots of positive natural processes. You train your heart and make it work more intensively that in its way activates blood circulation in all the body organs and tissues; you eliminate the congestion areas in your body; you activate your metabolism, etc. So, it turns out that making our skeletal muscle work we start a range of processes contributing to the weight loss.
Is it possible to lose weight consuming the fat-free foods?
This idea was suggested by American nutritionists about 20-30 years ago, and it was supported by the foods industry. Now the food stalls are full of fat-free foods. But nutritionists were wrong. The evidence is the fact that the number of plump people in America is not actually reducing, it is even increasing. Fats (either of animal origin or of vegetable origin) are essential for the human body. Excluding them from your diet you don’t actually make a step towards a harmonious body shape.
To lose weight every person needs complex and individual approach to the diet as well as ability to know when to stop.
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