CALORIES: You must factor in calories if you want to lose weight! It is true that it is not all about the calories, but the idea that you can ignore calories and eat what you like is ridiculous. You will definitely get to eat more when you choose the right types of foods, but not factoring in the calories is why many weight loss systems work great for a week or two and then fail miserably. Factoring in the calories is especially important for those starting at lighter bodyweights, for those who want the fastest results and for those who are trying to get rid of those last 10 lbs! It’s a great sales pitch to be able to tell people you can eat all you want, but it does not work period!
BALANCE: The balance of your food is another critical factor that you cannot ignore. Here we are talking about the balance of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It does not matter how clean you eat, unless you balance your food you will limit your weight loss and undermine your health. The right amount of protein is especially important when you exercise; essential fats are crucial for your health and a little saturated fat is crucial for satiety, otherwise you will always feel deprived. Eating excessive carbohydrates, no matter how healthy you choose will mean that your blood sugar is always high and you will never burn off your fat stores. The ideal balance for weight loss is about 50% carbohydrate, 25 % protein and 25% fats of which most at least half of these fats should be essential and monounsaturated fats.
TIMING: Another huge success factor often overlooked in weight loss is timing of your eating. It absolutely does matter when you eat. Poor timing can destroy your weight loss results no matter how clean you eat. For example skipping breakfast if you have an active morning will slow your metabolism and then of course you most likely end up over-eating on this slow metabolism later! Long gaps between eating (anything above 4 hours) has the same effect. Eating too close to your training will limit the fat you burn at training, while at the same time if you go in too hungry, the training will drop your metabolism down. Try to eat a small meal about 2 hours before training for best results, except if you are training very early first thing in the morning. Eating late at night no matter how healthy the food will most likely kill your weight loss unless you are very active after the meal.
As always I hope you get something useful from this article, please share it with others. Someone making one simple change can lead to big improvements. If you have any questions on anything above please email me at [email protected] and I will reply.
David Mc Donagh (Dietician, fitness trainer & creator of System 10 Weight Loss)
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