Are you looking for a fresh approach to dieting and losing weight? In your seemingly endless quest to get rid of unwanted poundage, you are likely to have encountered weight loss plans advising you to turn away from certain types of food. Some programs call for brisk workouts to ratchet up your metabolism several notches and then, perversely, limit what you can eat to a fraction of what you’re used to. It’s only to be expected that you would compensate for the deprivation by going on a binge the first chance you get. Another harmful effect of the deprivation are mood swings that could impact your life both on the job and at home. We have good news for you. You can actually lose weight without having to give up your favorite foods.
Eating What We Do Like Is More Beneficial To Our Bodies
There really is not much that low-fat or low-calorie diets can do for you, according to some new research. Whatever benefits may be derived from such diets may be negligible in disease prevention. Another study shows that eating what we do like is more beneficial to our bodies because they would then be able to maximize the nutrients that we get from food. So you can stop gorging on broccoli and other unappetizing stuff because if you hate vegetables, your body won’t benefit from the force-feeding. The explanation is that if we see something we like to eat, our brain is able to identify the smell and sight and orders the stomach to secrete more digestive juice. The food is broken down more efficiently and more nutrients get into the bloodstream. However, before you go overboard and start gobbling up what used to be forbidden, here are some things you should know.
What’s Important Is Good Nutrition and Delicious Food
Take note first of all that the food should have nutritional value. Junk foods don’t meet this requirement. Ideally you should go for whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and protein-rich food. Cook them any way you like – you can even fry them. What’s important here is the combination of good nutrition and delicious food. But before you take the first bite, ask yourself why you want to eat at a given moment. Is the reason hunger? Are there emotional triggers at work here? Or are you just being sociable? Bottom line: think about food in the right way. Whatever the reason, eat only as little or as much as your body demands or the situation calls for. Finally, spend more time chewing your food. This is probably the main reason why “overweight Frenchman” almost sounds like an oxymoron; he’s an exception rather than the rule. Chewing slowly allows you to enjoy all the subtle nuances of taste and texture of what you’re eating. And the longer you spend time eating your meal, your body will feel satisfied even if you eat less. Could dieting and losing weight get any easier?