Christmas is quickly approaching and with that comes the after shock of “Diets” and New Years resolutions of “Diets” Don’t torture yourself, it isn’t necessary or worth the guilt.
Eating healthy balanced meals, and by balanced I mean a balance of protein, carbs and fat. If someone tells you about a fad diet that is high carb or low fat etc. run, these diets are so extremely hard on your body causing a loss of lean muscle and hormone imbalances, and they work for a very short period of time, so just when you think that you are winning, the diet stops working and bam here comes the weight that you lost with a vengeance. Aim for a balance of carbs, fat and protein, not a high or low of anything.
As I became more aware of healthy eating one hurdle I had a very difficult time getting over was fat. Eating healthy fat will not make you fat as long as you stay within a healthy quantity. Adequate quantities of healthy fat will help you lose body fat and form a healthy lean body.
I was under the false impression that I could burn carbs easier than fat so I stuck with low fat and ate all the carbs I wanted. Not smart, it took awhile but I did eventually start feeling sick, but didn’t put the two and two together. You can still eat your carbs in moderation as long as you pick healthy unprocessed choices and balance them with lean proteins and healthy fats at each meal.
When it comes to your proteins, try to stick with natural or “raw” nuts, peanut butter, almond butter, you can get these at bulk stores or health food sections at grocery stores if costs are an issue. If you have market you can go to for you meat cuts simply ask the butcher where the meat comes from, is it mass produced or free range. Free range is best because it will be hormone free. The leaner the cut of meat the better for you to assist with your balance of fat, protein and carbs.
There is not a magic number for balance some experts claim 40/40/20 (40% carbs, 40% protien 20% fat) others suggest 40/30/30 respectivley, the traditional medical recommendations are 60/15/25.
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