Changing How You Eat
As you may know, not fuelling up with the right nutrients can affect how well your body performs and diminishes your overall fitness benefits. Even though healthy eating is important, there are myths that hinder your performance if you listen to them.
Below, you'll find some myth busters on healthy eating.
1. Working out on an empty stomach.
If you hear a rumbling noise in your stomach, the rumbling is trying to tell you something. Without listening to them, you are forcing your body to run without any fuel. Before you exercise or do any physical activity, always eat a light snack such as an apple.
2. Relying on energy bars and drinks.
Although they are fine every once in a while, they don't deliver the antioxidants you need to prevent cancer. Fruits and vegetables are your best bets, as they are loaded in vitamins, minerals, fluid, and fibre.
3. Skipping breakfast.
Skipping breakfast is never a good idea, as breakfast starts the day. Your body needs fuel as soon as possible, and without it, you'll be hungry throughout the day.
4. Low carb diets.
Your body needs carbohydrates for your muscles and the storing of energy.
5. Eating what you want.
Eating healthy and exercising doesn't give you an all access pass to eat anything you want. Everyone needs the same nutrients whether they exercise or not, as well as fruits and vegetables.
6. Not enough calories.
Although losing weight involves calories, losing it too quickly is never safe. What you should do, is aim for 1 – 2 pounds a week. Always make sure that you are getting enough calories to keep your body operating smoothly. If you start dropping weight too fast, eat a bit more food.
7. Skip soda and alcohol.
Water, milk, and juice is the best to drink for active people. You should drink often, and not require on thirst to be an indicator. By the time you get thirsty, your body is already running a bit too low.
Changing how you eat is always a great step towards healthy eating and it will affect how your body performs. The healthier you eat, you better you'll feel. No matter how old you may be, healthy eating is something you should strive for. Once you give it a chance, you'll see in no time at all just how much it can change your life – for the better.
Becoming A Healthy Eater
Being a healthy eater requires you to become both educated and smart about what healthy eating actually is. Being food smart isn't about learning to calculate grams, or fat, or is it about studying labels and counting calories.
Healthy eating is all about balanced and moderate eating, consisting of healthy meals at least three times per day. Healthy eaters eat many different types of foods, not limiting themselves to one specific food type or food group.
Eating healthy requires quite a bit of leeway. You might eat too much or not enough, consume foods that are sometimes more or less nutritious. However, you should always fuel your body and your brain regularly with enough food to keep both your mind and body strong and alert.
A healthy eater is a good problem solver. Healthy eaters have learned to take care of themselves and their eating with sound judgment and making wise decisions. Healthy eaters are always aware of what they eat, and know the effect that it will have on their bodies.
When someone is unable to take control of their eating, they are also likely to get out of control with other aspects of life as well. They could end up spending too much, talking too much, even going to bed later and later.
You should always remember that restricting food in any way is always a bad thing. Healthy eating is a way of life, something that you can do to enhance your body or your lifestyle. If you've thought about making your life better, healthy eating is just the place to start. You'll make life easier for yourself, those around you, and even your family.
Eating In Winter
Winters often causes us to gain weight. Every winter we add a few pounds. Most persons really add those pounds that are hard to lose afterwards. It’s known that during the winter we are more likely to gain weight, and then in the spring and summer we will pass time trying to lose those pounds we weight more than we should.
What causes this phenomenon?
There is no logical explanation to properly demonstrate the theory of gaining weight in the winter, but there are some potential causes that can inflict this.
It is possible that our genes to be programmed to consume more aliments high on fats and more alcohol during periods with low temperatures. A plausible explanation would be that our ancestors needed a significant quantity of fats in their organism just to survive through these periods and that quantity acted as “fuel” for fighting the cold. Scientists say that we inherited these genes, and along with them the need to consume aliments that are high on fats during winters.
The level of some hormones.
The interaction of different chemicals and hormones inside the human brain can cause variations in appetite and aliment consumption. Some neuron-transmitters, substances that have the role to transmit information from a nervous cell to the other, can influence the way we eat. When the level of these neuron-transmitters is low (a phenomenon that is highly encountered with over-weighed persons) can create an permanent appetite and can have a great influence over our psychic stages (it will increase depression, cause sleep disorders). Some persons often feel depressed in winter , as a reaction of less day hours because of the shorter days. Our body reacts to depression, producing a bigger quantity of neuron-transmitters – another way to combat depression is to eat aliments rich in carbohydrates.
Unfortunately, aliments with carbohydrates (chips, cookies and pies, chocolate) also have fats in them, so an excessive consumption over a long period of time will surely lead to weight problems. The solution is to make sure we are eating the aliments that have in them carbohydrates and fibers to combat depression and without having to deal with extra pounds.
The lack of exercise.
It is obvious that physical activity is not very enjoyable in the winter, compared to the freedom of movement summer offers us. In the winter however, you must not abandon sports because cold and rains or snow. this appears to be the main reason that causes weight problems during the winter – we have many calories within our body, but we never transform them to energy because we make no physical effort, so naturally, they will add up to our weight.