Losing weight with mindful eating (The Calories in Calories out debate)
when you eat highly processed foods just to digest it is huge. The cells in the body go into overdrive just to go through the very complex GI track which is made up of a combination of nerves, hormones, bacteria, blood, and organs.
Another flaw to the calorie controlled diet is restriction, when the body thinks it is having a famine the metabolism slows down, which in fact will burn less calories. The body reacts and decreases its speed to perform well. When the body goes into stress mode the Hormone cortisol revs up your appetite and increases your need for sugary, high fatty foods, which then cause an increase to your overall body fat.
By making small consistent changes can in fact help you lose weight and keep it off for good. Making habitual changes and incorporating it in your lifestyle is the best way to move your way to better health.
Here are 4 simple ways to help you lose weight.
Lemon water upon rising and then eat breakfast – high in protein
Replace your cereal try gluten free oats or quinoa flakes or a vegetable omelet or frittata.
Eat protein rich snacks
Handful of Almonds or couple pieces of smoked salmon, brown rice cakes with avocado.
Make sure you get some healthy fats into your daily eating regime
Replace white carbs with lesser evils
Replace white rice with brown rice, replace white pasta with spelt past or non-glutinous pasta’s, try Buckwheat or quinoa instead of rice. They are good clean carbs and high in protein. Try cauliflower mash instead of potatoes
Utilise the 80/20 rule,
80% of your plate is non starchy vegetables and 20% is a combination between protein and starchy vegetables. Only eat until your stomach is 80% full and leave 20% for digestion.
So to wrap things up forget about calorie counting, calories are not created equal. Instead think intuitively and practically about what you eat. Having an eating plan rich in vegetables, good clean high protein, healthy fats and smart carbs is much more advantageous and will give your body the nutrients it needs to move it to the next level. The more educated you are on what happens to the food you eat, the more likely you will make better choices. Forget calories and work on what you eat and when. Your body will follow suit.
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