Thursday, 17 July 2014
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.
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.
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.