It may sound strange, but you need to eat to lose fat
It’s hard to grasp, but to lose unwanted fat you have to eat. Nutrition and eating healthy is one of the hardest tasks for a person to conquer.
You want to stop smoking, you quit cigarettes/cigars, you want to stop drinking alcohol, you quit drinking it. But to lose weight you can’t quit eating. To survive you have to eat.
But to eat healthy you don’t just stop eating bad foods such as cakes and candies, chips, fried foods, heavy sauces, etc. You make sure you get all the servings of fruit and vegetables, grains and dairy plus proteins! We all know that isn’t easy. Myplate.gov is an amazing resource for healthy, sensible eating with tons of free information for you and your whole family. Below is just one area from their site which is from “my mini plate poster.”
Not eating will slow down your metabolism and also burn muscles instead of fat. Have you ever skipped breakfast and are able to make it to lunch, maybe even dinner? Well, your metabolism is crawling to preserve valuable energy. It doesn’t know you are going to eat at such and such; it goes into “survival mode.”
But when you do eat breakfast, your stomach will be growling or ready to eat in three to four hours (two in my case). The better you plan your eating schedule the greater your chance of healthy eating becomes predominant in your daily life.
Myplate.gov even logs your information for free and will put what you eat in the right areas. I found out I was very low on veggies and fruits, and I love them! Go figure! Definitely made me more aware of what goes into my body and now I make sure I eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Our Holiday season is right around the corner and I am challenging you to start today! Why wait until Jan. 1, after you gain another 7 to 10 pounds over the Holidays? Start today, not tomorrow, because tomorrow is always one day away!!
Check out myplate.gov make a plan and start your healthy eating today!
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