Some of the things that I have learned over the years is that in order for me to lose weight I really need to eat more. It’s not anything new, in fact it’s been documented time and time again that in order for your body to work like it should, you need to feed it.
Let’s start with something small. There are 2 things you need to understand about your body.
1. Losing the weight is EASY.
2. Your body works like a fireplace.
With that being said, losing the weight is very easy. The hard part is making the decision to push your limits to lose the weight AND to skip the junk food. You can’t outrun a bad diet! If anyone has ever had a fireplace you will understand how it works. If not, think of a car. In order for your fireplace to burn you have to fuel it. You have to constantly add wood to the fire just like you constantly have to add gas to your car. As soon as they burn what’s there, it stops. Your body works the same way. As soon as it burns the food you’ve eaten, it stops.
Sure you could add “wet” wood to the fire but it’s harder to burn right? Junk food works the same way in your body. When you introduce processed foods and sugar your body has to stop what it’s doing to work on that. If it can’t, it will set it aside for later. This is known as stored fat.
Without letting this post get super long, let me give you a few tips to get your body back on track. If you’ve never heard of superfoods before you can look them up but basically superfoods do more than one thing in your body. Not only do they help with making you feel full but they help with blood, blood sugar, digestion, skin and so on. There are tons of superfoods out there but let’s start with 2 for this week.
Try aiming to eat 5-6 times a day. SMALL portions. Eat roughly every 3-4 hours. By the time you hit hour 3 or 4 you should be hungry again.
BERRIES…. – All berries are great sources of fiber—a nutrient that most Americans don’t get enough of and one that is important for a healthy digestive system. Fiber may help to promote weight loss. Raspberries boast the most at 8 grams per cup—and also contain ellagic acid, a compound with anti-cancer properties. The same amount of blueberries has half the fiber (4 grams), but is packed with anthocyanins, antioxidants that may help keep memory sharp as you age. A cup of strawberries contains 3 grams of fiber, but more than a full day’s recommended dose of skin-firming vitamin C.
Go get you some berries today!!!
More tips tomorrow.
Feature Tip: Losing weight is not a sprint to the finish. It’s more like training for a marathon.