What does the word “diet” means?

Healthy Fat Burning Diets

Healthy Fat Burning Diets

Your daily intake of food is basically your diet. You may therefore be on an unhealthy and fat gaining diet or you can choose to change your lifestyle to a healthy fat burning diet.

Fat burning diets help you to shed unwanted pounds but also reprogram your body to burn calories more effectively.

Healthy diets contain all the necessary food groups in the food pyramid. To make intelligent decisions about diets and your health you need to know the different categories in the food pyramid.

Carbohydrates (Carbs)

Carbs forms the basis of the food pyramid. The food in this section fills you up and is your main energy source. Food in this category includes cereals, bread, pasta, rice etc. Healthy diets include this section but with emphasis on whole grain food.

For quick weight loss, you can exclude them. The question you have to answer is do you want to lose weight quickly or do you want a diet that will change your view on fat burning food.

Fruit and Vegetables

There is nothing as refreshing as a salad consisting of fresh, raw veggies and fruit. Loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals and minimal calories they are your ideal food in any diet.

Nuts - Essential Fat Burning Food

Nuts - Essential Fat Burning Food

Protein

Protein is a fantastic ingredient in fat burning diets. In your body, it comes in many forms and does various functions within your body. Food that contains protein includes meat, poultry, fish, plant foods like dried beans, chickpeas, soybeans, lentils, eggs and dairy products.

Protein does the following without you even knowing it.

Building muscles, repairing tissues, organs and bones

As a hormone, it tells your body when to use food as energy or to store it as fat

It carries oxygen through your blood to your muscles and organs

As an anti body, it protects you against viruses and bacteria.

Fat

Fat calories are more readily stored in your body as fat. One gram of fat equals nine calories. Fat plays an important roll by delivering vitamins A, D, E en K. Fat can be divided in 3 main groups.

Saturated Fats (bad): It increases your cholesterol levels and may increase your risk for heart diseases.  These fats are usually in animal products. By choosing the leaner cuts, you are ensuring that you get your protein and cut out the bad fat.

Poli-unsaturated Fats (good): There are two types namely omega-3 and omega-6. Fish contains these fats and fat burning diets high in omega-3 may help protect you against heart diseases. New studies show that these fats can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Mono-unsaturated Fats (good): Nuts, olives, peanuts, avocado’s, olive- and canola oil are sources of mono-unsaturated fats. Mono-unsaturated fats helps to lower cholesterol levels and protect you against heart diseases, but they also helps you to burn fat and to eat less.

You have now all the ingredients to change to fat burning diets with success.  Not only will you lose weight you will ensure that you have a healthy lifestyle.  The choice is yours.

Do you want to be slim, sexy and healthy or do you want to slob through life feeling totally discontent with your life?

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