Love To Eat? Hate Your Belly? Here’s An Easy Way To Handle Both Issues!

For some reason, our bodies love to hang fat around our mid-section. Or, maybe the fact is that fat just loves to hang around our mid-section. Regardless of which is the cause, the truth of the matter is that fat around the mid-section can be ugly, uncomfortable, and can cause a host of health problems that we could all do without.

Excess belly fat has been associated with heart disease, Type II Diabetes, and even breast cancer. Sometimes it seems that, no matter how diligently we diet and exercise, we still have that “spare tire” around the waistline that just hangs on, even when we effectively lose fat and inches from other parts of the body. The frustration can almost make one want to give up. Don’t Give Up! There Is Good News!

Researchers have discovered that it is actually possible to shrink belly fat with food – the right food, that is. Eating the right foods can turn your body into a fat-burning powerhouse to which even stubborn belly fat will have to surrender! Fiber – There are basically two types of fiber, and it is important to include plenty of both types in your diet:

1. Soluble Fiber is that which absorbs excess fluid and carries it from the body. It reduces the levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol, and is instrumental in maintaining a healthy digestive tract. Soluble fiber has been shown to be a key preventative dietary element in preventing colon cancer. It also takes longer to digest soluble fiber, and this slowing of the process helps to keep blood sugar levels stable, and decrease the frequency of hunger between meals.

Good sources of soluble fiber include: Oatmeal or oat bran, Barley, Prunes, Pears, Citrus Fruits, Legumes, Seeds, Nuts, Chick Peas, Black-Eyed Peas

2. Insoluble Fiber is that which does not easily absorb fluid, but does bind itself to toxins and other substances such as excess estrogen which are known to be cancer-inducing.

Good sources of insoluble fiber include: Bran, Cocoa Powder, Beans (including pinto, great northern, red, kidney, etc.), Rye Bread, Green Leafy Vegetables.

Muscle, unlike fat, does not sit idly in your body. In fact, it takes energy, which burns calories, just to maintain muscle. This means that a person who has a healthy ratio of protein to fat, will burn fat and calories just by sitting at rest. Fat, which pretty much lies inert, will just be content to take up space and crowd your organs

This combination makes for a double-punch to help eliminate belly fat. One caveat though: when choosing beans, be careful as to how they are cooked. Some bean dishes, such as baked beans, are prepared with unhealthy levels of fat and sugar.

Just remember: Your beans must be lean and mean! Monounsaturated Fats We usually think of oils and fats as being something to avoid if we are trying to lose weight and/or eat healthy. The truth of the matter is that some oils are not only good for the body, healthy monounsaturated fats such as olive oil are actually vital for optimum health of organs.

Other good sources of monounsaturated fats are: Olive Oil, Avocados, Peanut Butter, Nuts, Olives.

So, an healthy and balanced diet with moderate exercise should be included in any weight-loss regimen, given the approval of one’s personal physician. But, incorporating a regimen of carefully planned foods such as those listed above will help your body to rid itself of that unsightly belly fat, and help you to enjoy a longer, healthier life!

Tips For Eating Healthy

What is the key for healthy eating? There is no special secret, all you need to do is to follow the next recommendations:

We recommend eating 3 meals a day. The meals should be distributed as follows: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As to the amount of food eaten at each meal, try to eat plenty for breakfast and lunch (eat enough food to satisfy your appetite), and a moderate amount at dinner. We recommend taking mineral water without gas, or squeezed juices, fruit and yogurt smoothies. It is better not to drink liquids during meals. You should always remember to drink one hour before or after your meals. Do not eat (or do so moderately) meat, fish or chicken, fried, canned, artificial juices, mayonnaise, ketchup, salsa, mustard, chocolates, cakes, lumps or refined flour, sweets, burgers, pork sausages, or any sausage, snacks, alcoholic and soft drinks (even diet). We recommend eating foods that are rich with water, like fruits and vegetables. It is important not to eat at least 2 hours before bedtime.

Here is a list of all the recommended foods for every meal, try to memorize it:
Recommended foods for breakfast – We recommend eating rice pudding, porridge meal or cornstarch with milk, squeezed juices, fruit, nonfat yogurt, honey (from bees).

Recommended foods for lunch – We recommend eating vegetables, legumes, pasta, eggs, vegetable soups, cheese, milk, rice, rice pudding, porridge meal or cornstarch with milk, squeezed juices, fruit, nonfat yogurt, honey, brown bread (in moderation) .

Recommended Foods for dinner – We recommend eating vegetables, legumes, pasta, eggs, vegetable soups, cheese, milk, rice, rice pudding, porridge meal or cornstarch with milk, squeezed juices, fruit, nonfat yogurt, honey, whole wheat bread (very sparingly ).

We hope that we helped you to understand how to eat healthier. We recommend that you continue eating healthy for as long as you can. It has been proved that eating healthy is important if you want to stay in shape.

Healthy Weight Loss by Manipulating Your Body’s Fat Burning Intensity

Manipulating your body to burn more calories can help you lose weight.

I recently came across something interesting regarding weight loss programs. We can give it a name and call it “Play tricks on your body and lose weight in doing so”.

What is this all about? The main idea is that you carefully select the food you eat – based on three different types of calories, namely protein, carbohydrates, and fats. By manipulating the first two – proteins and carbohydrates, and by selecting appropriate foods which contain these two types of calories, and by following a systematic eating schedule of 4 meals a day, you can “naturally” lose weight, without fasting and other types of self-torture. “Naturally” here means that you do not have to do things that might harm your body, but instead you “program” your metabolism in a way that it will start burning fat by self-stimulation.

Another important aspect is that the body pays attention to the intake of calories per meal and NOT per day. Therefore if you spread out your meals during the day with specific time intervals, you can “trick” your body into burning more fat than usual. Of course, this must be done consistently and with discipline, which means that one has to want to succeed. Without the right mindset as a basis, no diet and no weight loss program will succeed. That would simply be self-deception to believe otherwise.

Without a desire and a minimum level of determination and discipline you cannot succeed. Full stop.