You Are: What You Eat

Have you ever wondered why you are still Fat, despite making choices that seem to be healthier??!! Problem is, a lot of the things we do on a daily basis are far from good.

In fact, some of the things you think are harmless are actually destroying your chances of losing weight. Lets evaluate a few such choices….

Eating “low/no-fat”

Fat-free doesn’t make it healthier! In fact, some fat-free products contain more calories than the original as often sugar or artificial flavors and sweeteners are added to improve the taste of such products. Stop buying foods marketed as low-fat or fat-free. Typically, they save you only a few calories and, in doing so, they replace harmless fats with low-performing carbohydrates that digest quickly-causing a sugar rush and immediately afterward, rebound hunger. That means you’ll store more body fat and be likelier to eat more often.

Not decoding the nutrition label

By reading the ingredient list / nutrient label for any processed foods, you hope that you are forming habits that can help you shed pounds. Unfortunately, you are being mislead by the manufacturers’ packaging or campaigns. Read labels and ask questions . We have a dedicated article about reading Food Labels ; take a look and that way you can enjoy the nutritional meal you thought you were eating all along.

Sleeping and its Impact on Weight Loss

Any one, especially dieters who sleep five hours or less put on 2½ times more belly fat, while those who sleep more than eight hours pack on only slightly less than that. You have to understand the importance of sleep as a tool to recovery ; its something like charging your mobile phone. Charging it too often and too long is detrimental. Aim for an average of seven to eight hours of sleep per night-the optimal amount for weight control. We have a dedicated article about Sleep can help you lose weight which will help you understand its importance.

Drinking sodas, including diet!

Artificial sweeteners, also called sugar substitutes, are compounds in drinks that offer the sweetness of sugar without the same calories. Of course, most of us know that diet soda has no nutritional value but now researchers have proved that the soft drink dangerously bloats waistlines and boosts blood-sugar levels. Artificial sweeteners actually trigger the appetite, or possibly inhibit brain cells that signal the feeling of being full . Aspartame is, by far, the most dangerous substance on the market that is added to foods as an artificial sweetener. Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The artificial sweeteners trigger appetite cues, causing you to unconsciously eat more at subsequent meals . In addition to all that, the phosphoric acid in soda can erode tooth enamel.

Skipping meals

Skipping meals actually increases your odds of obesity, especially when it comes to breakfast. Why? Skipping meals slows your metabolism and boosts your hunger. That puts your body in prime fat-storage mode and increases your odds of overeating at the next meal. When you skip meals you are not giving your body the energy it needs to function properly. Skipping meals is known to cause low blood sugar . Skipping meals delays insulin response , which can lead to diabetes. Skipping meals is not the answer for healthy weight loss.

Not drinking enough water

Adequate water intake is essential for all your body’s functions, and the more you drink, the better your chances of staying thin . We have a dedicated article about Water: Its Life to help way you understand its importance and its associations with hormonal and bodily functions.

DID YOU KNOW? You don’t need to make big changes to your diet to lose 10, 20, or even 30 pounds. You just need to make the right small tweaks. Change how you look and feel-fast and forever-with some must-do- tweaks and to Understand Yourself Consult with us.

Will eating money make your rich? So how can eating fat make you fat? Calories make you fat, and most “low-fat” or “fat-free” or “diet soda” foods actually have many calories because of added sugar and chemicals. And there’s no debate on this one: Period…

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BeWell, Vivek