Food is Fuel, think of the Body like a car, the body needs food just like a car need gas. If you put too much gas in the car it overflows, it’s the same with food that you put into your body, if you eat too much and it will show up as extra fat. A car cannot run on fumes alone, as your body cannot function properly without food.
The less you eat the less energy you will have to burn fat, your body will then start storing the little that you do eat as fat making the most of whatever food it receives. It holds on and stores the fat, and begin using the muscle to provide the energy that you’re depriving it of by not eating. This loss of muscle mass slows down your metabolism, the more muscle you have, the more fat you burn. To make matters worse, research has found that restricting your food can make you irritable, uncomfortable, and stressed. This stress can cause a rise in cortisol, which increases the storage of visceral fat cells in areas like your stomach, and is the complete opposite of what we try to achieve when dieting.
Eating foods that contain plenty of water such as fruits and vegetables fills up so you have a tendency to eat less, which in turn reduces your body mass indexes and waistlines. Try adding more fruits and veggies to your diet, and drink a glass a water before your meal.
- Make long term lifestyle changes ~ weight loss is not can be achieve with quick-fixes, but it’s the long term lifestyle changes that makes weight loss permanent.
- Find support ~ Find social support for encouragement and motivation and stay connected. Facebook Support Group
- Patience and consistency ~ Consistency is key to your success, one pound at a time one day at a time. Stay active eat healthy and repeat. Don’t always go by the scale rather, go by the way you feel and how your clothes fits.