Lose Weight in a Healthy Way
Here are some very useful suggestions, so you can avoid their consequences.
The permanent battle against the undesirable kilos is a very common problem encountered all over the world. Weight gain occurs when the amount of energy obtained from the consumed food and drinks is greater than the amount of energy used in the metabolic processes and physical exercise. Then, the excess of energy is stored in our organism as fat.
Am I overweight?
The ideal weight is defined by the Body Mass Index (BMI). In order to calculate it, you must divide your weight (kilograms) to your squared height (meters).
For example: 58 kilograms; 1. 61 = 58: 2. 5921= 22.37
Now you can check the results by comparing them with these intervals:
Low Weight: less than 18.5
Normal Weight: 18.5 to 24.9
Overweight: 25 to 29.9
Obesity: over 30
Nothing will help more your organism than a healthy diet to deal with all the factors that generally stop weight loss, such as: a loaded colon, intestinal problems; eating disorder; an increased consumption of junk food; insulin imbalance (caused by excessive consumption of carbohydrates attained from sugar); an insufficient quantity of enzymes; lack of exercise; a poorly functioning digestive system; lack of minerals and vitamins in the body; parasites or helminthes, causing an excessive appetite; a dysfunction of the adrenal gland; bad eating habits, as eating fast or a disordered dining schedule; a slow metabolism; a sluggish liver; fluid retention; weak kidneys; an extended infection.
The sweets and the foods rich in carbohydrates raise the level of the body's chemical compounds that make us feel better (the endorphins, serotonin and norepinephrine). The problem that frequent consumption of products high in sugar generates is the fact that the sugar quickly enters the bloodstream, causing a rapid production of insulin and serotonin. This will make you feel worse than before eating and you might be tempted to consume even more sweets in order to regain the good mood. In this way, an uncontrolled cycle of cravings accompanied by weight gain, fatigue and sudden mood changes will take control of your life- a vicious circle, which is very difficult to break.
How to Stop Sweets Craving
You will feel the urge to eat sweets if: the sugar level in your blood is imbalanced, your diet is very high in refined carbohydrates or salty foods.
The constant desire to consume sweets might be an indication that you could have hypoglycemia.
The foods which help us regulate sugar levels in bloodstreams and cast away our deep feelings for sweets are whole grains, raw vegetables, sweet potatoes, yams and squash. Moreover, a teaspoon of L-glutamine powder before meals helps us stop food cravings.
They can cause weight gain- especially the lack of magnesium, calcium and potassium.
What foods offer us these nutrients?
Almonds, apples, brown rice, avocados, fish, parsley, cauliflower, peas, sesame seeds, broccoli, bananas, salmon, spinach, carrots, whole grains- are just a few of the foods that could help us improve our health and physical appearance.
As a result, the solution for obtaining a perfect figure and a strong health is represented by a balanced diet and the total control over one's passion for certain foods. A proper diet not only nourishes the body, but also improves our general mood.
How to lose weight the healthy way?
If you wish to lose weight in a short period of time and not starve, try to follow this diet.
You can eat any of these foods, as long as they are consumed in the right quantity:
low fat meat (chicken, beef and fish);
low fat cow cheese;
low carbohydrate vegetables: green beans, leeks, kale, cabbage, tomatoes, eggplant, spinach, cucumber, lettuce, peppers, eggplant, endive, zucchini, mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, onion, celery, beetroot;
low carbohydrate fruits: apple, orange, kiwi, quince, strawberry, apricot, peach, blueberry, cherry, watermelon, nectarine;
aromatic spices: cinnamon, parsley, thyme, rosemary, dill;
liquids: only water- at least one liter a day.
Breakfast (6 am to 9 am):
- 200 ml of dietetic yoghurt and one slice of wholemeal bread OR one boiled egg and one slice of wholemeal bread
Snack (10 am to 11 am): -250 g of fruits;
Lunch (1 pm to 3 pm):
-150 g of meat and 6 spoons(250g) of boiled vegetables) OR a vegetable soup (with 3 spoons of oil maximum)
- One slice of wholemeal bread for both variants
Snack (4 pm to 5 pm): -250 g of fruits;
Dinner (7 pm to 8 pm):
-100g of meat and 250g of boiled vegetables OR 200g of low fat cheese and a vegetable salad (with one spoon of oil)
What is great about this diet is that you will not feel dizzy, weak or stressed while keeping it, which means that you will not feel an uncontrollable need to eat unhealthy or unnecessary foods.