There are many reasons why it is extremely important to understand how the body gets obese and to grasp all of the factors that go into gaining excess fat.
But the main reason why you should take the time to understand how the body becomes fat is because it will give you the basic plan that you need to lose consistent weight on a regular basis without always struggling to make sense of why a particular diet isn't working for you.
Do you believe that calories in and calories out is the only real principle worth following? If so, then you are wrong. Let me ask you a question. How many times have you endured a genuine, disciplined caloric deficit only to still watch the scale not budge? Many times, right? There is a reason for that and it has to do with your hormones.
The main culprit in most bad hormonal situations is insulin. Insulin has been touted the storage hormone because when we eat processed foods like simple sugars-- breads, pasta, sweets and all the rest--our body releases insulin to process and metabolize the excess glucose in your system. Unfortunately, it does so by working in overdrive and quite often releases too much, which then increase fat stores and also drops blood sugar leading to intense cravings and mood swings later on.
The trick to controlling your insulin release and blood sugar levels is to eat small, frequent snacks in a very consistent pattern. Now you probably have already heard about eating 5-6 small meals per day--breakfast, lunch, dinner and a couple of snacks.
However, the key to controlling insulin is to eat more frequently but less calorically. For instance, try eating a small handful of almonds and 1-2 ounces of low-fat cottage cheese every 1-2 hours instead of eating a higher calorie snack every 2-3 hours. What you will find is that this one simple trick can speed up your metabolism and also control insulin release throughout the day. This leads to ongoing, healthy weight loss.
If you follow this little technique and trick, you will also experience less cravings throughout the day. However, remember, you must do your best to make sure that your main meals are not high in calories or carbohydrates. This will send a tidal wave of insulin into your system and undo an entire days hard work. Keep the meal sensible and healthy. Lean and green is best. Lean would be white meat source of protein like chicken, turkey or fish and green would be leafy vegetables like spinach, broccoli or asparagus.
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