We all only have 24 hours in a day. It’s what we decide to do in those 24 hours that create our lives. If you’re struggling with the idea that diet and exercise must be a part of your daily routine in order to have the body we want, check out today’s guest post by Jefferey Morgan.
Now that summer is here, women have already started looking for diets that can offer fast results. Do we actually need dieting to lose weight and look fabulous in less than 30 days? The answer is debatable. Are you looking to shed pounds long-term or do you want a quick fix just to get you back in shape for the beach?
Here are some guidelines that will shed some light into the never-ending war between dieting and exercise:
Don’t confuse dieting with starvation
It’s one thing to cut back on your daily calories and it’s a whole different thing to eat once a day. Depriving your body from food will make you lose weight, and that’s not something that should surprise you. However, starvation will put your health in danger. There’s no point in losing 10 pounds and having a bikini-ready body if your immune system is down and you find yourself lying in bed with a cold rather than enjoying the sun.
Experts advise both men and women to opt for a diet recommended by a nutritionist. Only a professional in the health niche will point you in the right direction. Healthy dieting can have greater effects than fasting for weight loss. Some foods are excellent fat burners; they help your body burn more fat by speeding the metabolism; thus you’ll shed more pounds while eating, which is a lot better than struggling to lose weight through starvation.
Give up refined carbohydrates
Refined carbohydrates are like poison for your body. In this category we refer strictly to carbs as refined white grains, starches and refined sugar. These are your body’s worst enemies. Providing that you can replace them with unprocessed carbohydrates from natural sources, losing weight will be a lot easier. Include more whole grains into your diet, vegetables, fruits and beans, and you will see that losing weight will be a lot easier. Your body will feel energized for extended periods of time, and you won’t feel the need to snack every 2 hours.
Get a juicer
If you don’t have a juicer already now it’s the best time to get one. Make sure your fridge is constantly packed with fruits, veggies, water and yogurt. This is the best recipe for weight loss that we can give you. A juicer can be used to make veggie and fruit smoothies, but also delicious shakes. Allow yourself a nice treat at the end of every week. Add two cups of ice cream to your berry smoothie and you’ll feel motivated to keep going.
Of course just because you got a juicer it doesn’t mean you can’t eat other foods too. However make sure every meal starts with a fresh juice. This way you will eat less food and you will have a healthy digestion. Always put fresh water into your juice (or coconut water) to make it lighter and easier to assimilate. If possible avoid super sweet fruits (peaches, apricots, grapes) and stick to watermelons, strawberries, apples, grapefruit, lemons, bananas and oranges.
Combine dieting with a workout routine
Losing weight with dieting is not something impossible to do. There are lots of crazy diets out there that promise amazing results in the shortest amount of time and without any effort. Sadly, fad dieting comes with side effects. When you’re depriving your body from essential nutrients you must face the consequences. First of all, a lack of nutrients means a lack of vitamins and minerals. Your skin won’t glow anymore and your hair and nails will become brittle. On top of this, you won’t have any energy to complete daily chores and you’ll constantly feel tired. Now what do you think about dieting without working out? Is it worth it?
Wouldn’t it be easier to eat healthy to provide essential nutrients to your body and work out to feel energized and at the same time shed fat? Losing weight through dieting alone is just like doing a job you hate. You will see results, but in order to attain them you will have to struggle.
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About the Author:
Jefferey Morgan is interested in writing about health and fitness related issues. He has a deep knowledge at this field. Also he writes for a site https://www.supplemented.co.uk/ where you can buy vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements.
What do you think? Do we need to diet to lose weight? What’s your meaning of “diet?” Is it a verb or noun for you?