Fat Loss Tips
Calories per Hour offers the following tips to help you lose
weight to look better, feel better, and live a healthier life.
These tips are short and sweet and are intended as a starting
point or quick reference for individuals seeking to lose weight
by using the resources offered on 7rangi.com
- Fibre makes us feel full sooner and
stays in our stomach longer than other substances we eat,
slowing down our rate of digestion and keeping us feeling
full longer. Due to its greater fibre content, a single
serving of whole grain bread can be more filling than two
servings of white bread. Fibre also moves fat through our
digestive system faster so that less of it is absorbed.
- Refined grains like white rice and
those used to make white bread and sugary breakfast cereals
have had most of their fibre and nutrients stripped away.
They turn into blood sugar (glucose) so fast that, like
sugar it, they can cause a spike in our insulin level. This
tells our body that plenty of energy is readily available
and that it should stop burning fat and start storing it.
Eating foods with plenty of fibre will help keep our blood
sugar at a more consistent level.
- Be careful about sugar in coffee
and soda pop. It can add up quickly, and these drinks aren't
- Watch for "hidden" sugar in processed
foods like bread, ketchup, salad dressing, canned fruit,
applesauce, peanut butter, and soups. And be careful with
"fat-free" products. Sugar is often used to replace the
flavor that is lost when the fat is removed. Fat-free does
not mean calorie-free.
- The greater concern with the insulin
spike (above) is not that it tells our body to start storing
fat. Whatever we eat and don't burn up eventually gets turned
into fat anyway.
- The greater concern is that the insulin
spike is followed by a drop in insulin level that leaves
us feeling tired and hungry and wanting to eat more. The
unfortunate result of this scenario is that it makes us
want to eat something else with high sugar content. When
we do, we start the cycle all over again.
- Diets entice us with promises of
quick weight loss. But focusing on quick weight loss can
lead to unhealthy eating and only short term success.
- While most diets produce quick weight
loss at the outset, they often cause your metabolism to
slow. The result is that you have to eat less and less to
keep losing weight. You quickly become discouraged, give
up, and start eating like you used to. But now, with a slower
metabolism, you regain all the weight you lost, and more.
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