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FAT LOSS FACT AND FICTION



FAT LOSS FACT OR FICTION

Losing weight now days can seem a bit overwhelming with all the plethora of information to chose from.  Weight loss is scientific and therefore can be more simplistic than you many think.

Below are some questions that you get to guess “fact or fiction” about weight loss, see how much you really know about weight loss and what really works in aiding your quest to attaining your ideal goal weight.
  
FACT OR FICTION?

     1. DIETS ARE BEST FOR PERMANENT WEIGHT LOSS

This is fiction. Diets are not a permanent solution for weight loss.  Living a fit lifestyle is.  Living a healthy lifestyle is the only way to maintain a healthy body weight and good health.  Yo-yo dieting is hard on the body and on the mind. 

When people go on diets the focus is deprivation and the mind will do everything in its power to fight back that is why is why once the diet is over the emotions take over and overeating becomes a habit once again.

2.  SLEEP HELPS WITH WEIGHT LOSS

This is fact.  Quality sleep plays an active role in all aspects of having a healthy, lean body.  When you are well rested you will have more energy to train hard and stay active throughout the day, in addition you will naturally crave healthier food choices. 

On the flip side when you are overly tired it causes added stress which causes cortisol levels to increase which is causes “fight or flight” feelings to kick in leaving the body in a state of survival causing added weight gain for added protection.

3.   A DIET WITH FAT WILL MAKE YOU FAT

This is fiction .  However, there’s a catch, not all fat is good fat.  A diet high in Omega 3, 6, 9, flaxseed oil, fish oil, CLA, which are healthy fats, are high in fat but it actually helps you lose weight.

Fats contain twice as many calories per gram than protein and carbohydrates, but adding omega 3 fats like flaxseed oil to your diet will actually promote fat burning. 
These are mono and polyunsaturated fats which are the healthy fats that are more readily available to be used as an energy source than saturated fats.

4.   YOU CANNOT GET LEAN WHEN EATING CARBOHYDRATES

This is Fiction once again. It would be true if you were eating simple carbs such as sugary foods and white flour foods; however, complex carbs is slow digesting and aid in raising the metabolism if eating during the most active part of your day.

Adequate complex carbohydrate intake prevents thyroid hormone levels from dropping.  If you are following a very low carb diet, make sure that you add a high carb load day once a week, typically on Sundays is a good rule of thumb.

5.   DRINKING WATER HELPS BURN FAT

This is fact. Dehydrating causes a drop in metabolic rate.  Often when we get too dehydrated we mistake the need to hydrate our bodies with hunger.  Drinking plenty of water will ensure optimum fat burning, aim for a gallon of purified water a day.

6.   INCREASE PROTEIN INTAKE FOR FAT LOSS

This is a fact. When body is low in amino acids it will go into a catabolic state which means it will break down muscle for the needed amino acid and energy source which makes for a flabby body.

When the body uses your hard earned muscle as an energy source your metabolism slows down because your lean body mass will decrease and that means fat burning as an energy source also slows down.

7.   YOU SHOULD EAT LESS LATER IN THE DAY

This is a fact. Eat your largest meals the first part of the day when you’re most active.  Eating on carbohydrates later in the day tends to promote fat storage because you won’t use the calories for energy.

At dinner time try to keep to high fiber vegetables as a source of carbohydrates. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts green beans and spinach are excellent choices and will satiate your appetite longer.

8. CAFFEINE CAN HELP BURN FAT

This is a fact. Caffeine increases the amount of fat used for energy from your fat cells. Caffeine as an aid to fat burning works best is consumed around 1 hour before you exercise, taking a Green Tea supplement is a great source of caffeine and it has health benefits too.

By following these basic fat findings you will be able to utilize your own energy reserves, aka fat stores, for the energy you need to make it through your tough workouts and still have energy for the rest of your busy day.

Carol Whitaker
Life Transformation Expert
http://carolwhitaker.com 

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