Friday, 1 April 2016

Do You Need To Eat Clean To Lose Fat?

Eating Clean has Its Benefits But It Is Not The Most Important Thing For Fat Loss

A question that’s asked all the time in the fitness community and is also often debated is do you need to eat clean to lose fat? Clean eating means consuming only foods that are labeled as healthy, while avoiding anything with low nutritional value. We all know that eating healthy foods is very important for maintaining a healthy body. But when it comes to fat loss is this approach always necessary?

The Mis-Perception Of Eating Clean For Fat Loss

Many people believe that eating healthy foods only is what will allow them to lose weight. But I have news for you. Eating healthy foods will certainly help you have better health, but it is not what leads to weight loss. The most important factor for losing fat is consuming less calories than you burn (calorie deficit). The second most important factor is still not eating clean, it is balancing your macronutrients.

For that reason a very important step in the processes of both building muscle and losing fat is analyzing your existing diet to see what nutritional changes that you have to make to confirm to the requirements of fat loss and muscle building. The truth is this, most people will need to make some sort of changes to their diet in order to lose fat or build muscle. However, don’t think that when you start eating healthy you'll automatically lose fat. Even if you think that your diet is very healthy, it may still fall short of certain nutritional requirements for muscle gains and fat loss.

The concept of The Half Day Diet Plan is that as long as you get your calories and macronutrients are right you can eat any selection of foods and lose fat. This diet method is called Flexibility Dieting or If It Fits Your Macros. Although some people think that you should always eat clean when trying to lose fat, the fact is you do not need to. You’ll lose weight as long as you are in a calorie deficit even if all you are eating is only junk foods.

But should you eat junk food only to lose weight? Of course not. This may not really be practical anyway. But applying the flexibility dieting concept can allow you to have more freedom of food choices.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

3 Simple Weight loss Dieting Tips

Learn some of the simple things that you can do in your weight loss dieting efforts to achieve the main goal of burning more calories than you consume.

When it comes to weight loss, diet plays a more important role in getting the excess fat to go more than exercise. You can avoid storing excess calories with diet as well as burn stored calories with a calorie deficit and by eating the right foods at the right time to speed up weight loss. Therefore, when you're aiming to lose weight it's extremely important to give special attention to your diet.

The main aim of weight loss dieting is to burn more calories than you consume. There are both complex and simple factors that play their role in this process. Here are 3 simple dieting tips that'll help put you on the right path to successfully losing weight.

Never Lose Focus On Your Food When Eating 

Always pay attention to your food while you’re eating. You can easily forget yourself and eat your way out of your plan. Try to eat as slowly as you can while keeping the touch and savor of your food in focus. Avoid distractions while eating. Try to avoid eating while doing other activities such as working, watching TV, reading, using a computer and driving. It’s too easy to mindlessly overeat.

Chew Your Food Properly 

Chew your food thoroughly. Try chewing each bite 30 times before swallowing. You’ll prolong the experience and give yourself more time to enjoy each bite.Try mixing things up to force yourself to focus on the experience of eating. Try using chopsticks rather than a fork, or use your utensils with your non-dominant hand.

Stop eating before you are full

Stop eating before you are full. It takes time for the signal to reach your brain that you’ve had enough. Avoid the temptation to stuff up. Doing this will contribute nicely to your weight loss.

Follow these 3 weight loss dieting tips to help you in your efforts to lose weight and keep it off. Thank you for reading!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Which Fat Loss Diet Is Right For You?

Fat Loss Diet

A fat loss diet should be aimed at burning more calories in your body than you are consuming. However, in my opinion there is not a clear cut ideal diet for losing body fat that works good for everyone. There are several diet plans that would be effective for getting lean. The important thing is that they have to be safe and effective for the user.

With that said, the issues that affect the safety of a low calorie eating plan is how low, how long and what do you eat? For example, I don't believe that extremely low calorie diets are necessary or most effective when you look at the long term, but I do reduce my carb intake to an aggressive level temporarily when I want to get lean fast, so what I'll do is reduce my starchy carb and grain intake during that brief period when I’m working on that really “ripped” look. I'll try to include lots of vegetables.

It’s very important for the reason of compliance to include foods that you enjoy and allow options for a wide variety of food choices. In nutrition and obesity research over the past several years researching all types of diet plans has concluded that almost any diet that is not completely absurd can work in the short term.

Long term compliance is the key for reaching your fat loss success with diet. It’s not so much about the high carb low carb, eat more or eat less. All these are arguments and debates on fat loss. But what really matters for fat loss is remaining in a calorie deficit long enough to reach your ultimate goal. The trouble is, restricted diets and staying in a calorie deficit is difficult in general, therefore most people can’t stick with any diet program and they choose the wrong diet they fall off the program quickly, which can be any program. I believe that a lot of our attention needs to shift away from pointless debates about which diet is best, right or correct.

There is no one diet that will work for everyone. Any diet is right for you as long as it works for you. All you want from a fat loss diet is burning more calories than you consume, and with addition strategies you will ensure that muscle mass is maintained in the process.

The Law Of Energy Balance And Naturally Losing Fat

If you are not lean enough and want to aim to get a lean body, I believe you'll want to know how to lose fat naturally. People have different reasons for wanting to get leaner. Could be health, fitness, relationships, career or another reason. But it doesn't matter what your specific reason is for your desire to drop the excess fat off your body. The way to achieve any fat loss goal is based on certain fundamental principles that everyone have to adhere to.

The first thing that you should do when you want to lose fat is try to understand the underlying cause of excess fat buildup in the body. The main variable that you have to learn about is calories. They are contained in all foods that you consume and their primary function is to be used up as energy by the body. However, when excess calories are consumed they turn into stored fat.

So to understand fat gain and fat loss you have to understand the law of energy balance. The law of energy balance is scientifically proven, it's not a myth. It states that to lose weight you must consume less calories than you burn daily, to maintain your weight you must consume the same number of calories that you burn and to gain weight you must consume more calories than you burn. So you gained the excess fat that you have because you did not give your body enough time to burn off all of the calories that you consumed at least on some days in your past. Genetics also play a great role in the fat gain process but the energy balance law is universal.
Naturally Losing Fat

According to the law of energy balance you can reverse fat gain by consuming less calories than you burn daily. This is the fundamental principle that you have to understand to lose fat. It sounds simple in theory, but to put this into practice require proper planning, time and persistence. Creating that negative energy balance by where you allow the body to burn more calories than you are putting in is known as a calorie deficit.

Basically, you can create a calorie deficit in two ways. You can reduce a certain amount of calories from your total daily calorie intake and you can burn more calories by giving the body more work to do so that it can use up more calories. The best way to increase the body's work load for burning additional calories is exercising more than you normally do. So this brings us to our conclusion that you need a diet and exercise plan to create a daily calorie deficit to lose fat.