To lose fat and stay healthy, it is important to know that whether we gain or lose body fat depends on our caloric intake and output. I believe that to lose fat, we need to cut our caloric intake. It is important to eat well to not only lose fat, but to stay healthy as well. Staying healthy is the most important thing in our life.
So it is very important that the calories we eat should not all come from the same source. We need a combination of Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat in the right proportion, as they serve different function in our body.
The Do’s and Don’t of What to Eat
We need to eat food that is high in complex carbohydrates and fiber.
Carbohydrates are an essential source of energy, especially when we do both cardiovascular exercise like running as well as when we are doing weight training. In short we need carbohydrates to engage in all kinds of exercise. When your body has depleted its store of carbohydrates, physical performance is compromised. Some examples of high complex carbohydrates are things like vegetables, whole grain and fruits. Wholemeal bread and polished rice are very good example of whole grain that is a very good form of complex carbohydrates.
However let also remember not all carbohydrates are created equal. A diet that is high in simple carbohydrates can disrupt your metabolism of fat and can also cause an increase in body fat. Simple carbohydrates are things like white rice, white bread, cakes, and soft drinks. Simple carbohydrates should be consumed in lower amount.
Do also make sure that you are getting enough protein in your food.
Protein is a muscle food that is very essential in the building of muscles. When you undergo physical training and begin to develop more muscle tissue, your body will require more protein to repair, maintain and grow your muscle cell. Protein have another important function. Protein are made up of amino acid, which form enzymes that are needed to make your body run correctly and healthy.
Do stick to a diet low in saturated fat.
Yes our body need fat too. And you need a certain amount of fats in your body. However remember there are good fat and bad fat. Saturated fats are bad fats and should be eliminated from your diet. Some example of Saturated fat are animal fat and butter. Most food high in saturated fat are low in essential fatty acids and high in cholesterol. Food that is higher in unsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fats can lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. These fats, found in plant and fish oils, tend to be high in essential fatty acids.
Eat Plenty of fruits and vegetables.
It is important that we eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Many experts recommend that we eat 5 serving of fruits and vegetables daily. Fruits and Vegetables contains a lot vitamins and essential minerals that the body need s to stay healthy. So please eat your fruits and vegetables to stay healthy. Eating fruits and vegetables also help you ward off health diseases, stroke, control blood pressure and prevent certain kind of cancer. So you can see it is very important to eat your fruits and vegetables daily.
I believe with regular exercises and eating right, you will not only lose fat, gain muscles, you will also live happy and healthy.