If I had a pound, every time I was asked, “What Should I Eat to Lose Weight”, I probably would have finished paying my mortgage by now.
What most people tend to believe is that the answer will be the same who ever asks the question. So, for me it is never a straight forward answer. The reason why it is not straight forward is because we are all biochemically individual and have different nutritional requirements.
I’m sure you’ve heard of someone doing really well on a particular diet and someone else following the same diet and getting no results at all.
This raises another important point. It isn’t just down diet either although it plays a significant and important role.
I explain to my clients that if you want to lose weight, then you need to get healthy. You can’t lose weight to get healthy, it just doesn’t work that way around.
Anyhow, getting back to dietary considerations, there are a few key things you need to consider.
- What foods are right (and wrong) for you?
- What proportion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates are optimal for you to balance your bodily systems and normalise body fat levels?
- Organic foods have more nutrients than non-organic and will therefore help you feel more satisfied after eating and require less food.
- Organic foods have lower levels of toxins in them and your body stores toxins in it’s fat cells. This can make it difficult to lose weight as your body won’t want to mobilise toxins from the fats to prevent damage to your internal organs.
- Calorie restriction will cause you to be tired and less able and motivated to exercise.
- Calorie restriction can not be sustained and is therefore not affective in the long term.
- Calorie restriction reduces the levels of lipolytic enzymes and increases lipogenic enzymes. This means it is easier to store body fat and harder to reduce it.
- The hormone insulin is required to store energy in fat cells, like a key to a lock. We all have different amounts of insulin receptors on our fat and muscle cells. Eating a diet that does not raise your insulin levels too high is important.
- Food that will rapidly increase insulin levels are:
- Fizzy drinks
- Ice cream
- Most fruits
- Starchy vegetables
Tune in next time to find out how I help my clients reduce body fat.
Until next time…