Thursday, April 7, 2011

Weight Loss Tips and diet tips for both sexes.

“I’m on a diet!”

This is what we usually hear from people who want to lose weight. But what diet is effective in losing weight? Starvation diet is definitely a No! No! Our body needs food to produce energy so we can do our daily activities. The nutrients we get from food including fats and carbohydrates are important in maintaining the physiologic function of the body. However, these nutrients become bad for the body when they are taken in excess. The nutrients, if not converted to energy are stored in the body as fat deposits, thus the appearance of the undesirable belly fat and love handles. A balanced diet comprising all these nutrients as well as protein, vitamins and minerals, and calcium should be supplied to the body through the food we eat. This article shares some weight loss diet tips for men and women of all ages

The role of fat in a weight loss diet

Fats are an essential food nutrient because they provide twice the amount of energy than carbohydrates and proteins, and they help in protecting body organs and tissues and maintaining the body temperature.

Fats= 9 calories

Carbohydrates= 4 calories

Protein= 4 calories

CAUTION: Too much fat can be very harmful to the body. Excess fat do not only form the bulges on your body but it could also clog the arteries of the heart causing myocardial infarction or heart attack.

What is a low-fat diet?

Low- Fat diet has been promoted by the US Department of Health since the late 1970’s. But what does low- fat diet really mean?

Basically, there are three types of fat: The Saturated fat which is the Bad fat because it increases the blood cholesterol level, The Polyunsaturated fat that decreases the blood cholesterol level, and the Monounsaturated fat which decreases the Low- density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol or the “bad cholesterol”.

Low- fat diet means: decreasing the consumption of food that contains saturated fat while increasing the consumption of food that contains polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat. Food like most meat and dairy products, butter, and tropical oils such as coconut oil and palm oil should be avoided as they are high in saturated fat. Polyunsaturated fat are usually found in plant food sources such as corn, soybean, safflower, and sunflower. Food sources for Monounsaturated fat includes olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil, and some fruits like avocado.

Carbohydrates are bad or good?

Carbohydrates provides real-time energy in the body and should account for 50- 60% of the total calories we take in everyday. However, with sedentary lifestyle, the calories you get from carbohydrates that are supposed to be converted to real-time energy are stored as fat deposits, thus you gain weight.

Low –carb diets are among the most popular weight loss diets. There are many variations like:

The Anabolic Diet which alternates low carb and periods of high carb eating

Carbohydrate addicts which serves 2 meals with no carbs and 1 meal of 1/3 carb a day

Ketogenic Diet which eliminates carbohydrate completely and compensates the caloric need with high fat and moderate protein intake.

But as per definition, having less than 50-60% of carb ratio in a serving is low carb diet. If your goal is to maintain your current weight, do take in moderate carb which is about 40-50% carb in your diet. And if you want to lose weight, you may go with low- carb diet which contains 25-39% carb. Lower than this is not really recommended as it could cause conditions like ketosis, presence of ketone bodies in the blood. Very high ketone level can make the blood acidic and may damage organs like the liver and the kidneys.

Some weight loss diet tips that can help eat healthier are:

* Instead of eating ice cream, have a low fat yogurt or sherbet.
* Use skim milk (fat- free milk) instead of whole milk.
* Instead of eating pasta alfredo (white sauce pasta) eat pasta marinara (red sauce pasta).
* You may substitute bacon with lean ham.
* Since the American Heart Association recommends avoiding coconut oil because it contains 85- 90% saturated fat, use olive oil or canola oil when cooking food.
* Chocoholics may eat dark chocolate which is rich in anti-oxidant rather than a milk chocolate.
* Use beef loin instead of brisket
* Instead of white bread eat whole grain bread such as wheat bread
* Snack on Peaches (61 calories/pc.), blackberries (62 calories/serving), and carrot sticks (52 calories/cup) instead of fried chips.

Being overweight or obese doesn’t only place a person at risk from developing diseases like diabetes, respiratory diseases, cancer, osteoarthritis and cardiovascular diseases but it could also affect one’s emotional and social life. People who are overweight and obese could suffer from low self-esteem, depression, and impaired body image. Because of this, more and more people are being conscious of their weight. Losing weight is a tough challenge; you must be really committed as lifestyle changes should be made.

And now your reward, a classic - Lindze as Morrigan:

26 comments:

elexerdelex said...

I just came here for that girl :$ But now your educating me on what to eat :(

I eat chocolate, AND i stay thin... I know im a lucky son of a ....

mac-and-me said...

that is an awesome morrigan

Necroticism said...

I wanna do unspeakable things to her D:

Colin B said...

hnnnnng, dem thighs

ed said...

i approve of starvation diet

Team Panda said...

good stuff, im in the process of shaping up before spring break, losing those last few pounds are the toughest part for some reason.

chronometer said...

I'm actually looking for a guide that would help me to gain a few pounds. Tired of being called a skeleton.

Nuker Zero said...

THAT GIRL IS BEAUTY. HER LEGS AND HIPS OMFG.

pezasied said...

great tips, very much appreciated

Questions said...

Thanks for the tips. Really need to lose some weight.

sporktar said...

My parents are on the whole "say your dieting, but really do the same thing you always do" diet. It's not working out too well.

GodsSin.blogspot.com said...

I need a diet to gain some weight, and grow muscle :-P

T. Roger Thomas said...

Good diet tips

The curves on that woman are unreal (wipes slobber from keyboard)

Jay said...

thanks for the caloric conversion! what about sugars?

Nemo said...

the girl completes the story, PROPER DIET equals SEXY BODY

Blk Jesus said...

very good info thanks. also hot pic keep em coming

Fred Junxs said...

Hopefully, fat people will read this. It's helpful!

Mr. Dough said...

Most people overeat out of boredom, usually.
Getting them to focus on a complex diet plan would have them thinking about food all day and the whole thing would eventually defeat itself.

der said...

thx for the wonderful advice

Timon said...

I'll try it!

FOLLOWED

J said...

DAYUM that girl....

Inhia said...

I cheated. I scrolled to the bottom =D

MRanthrope said...

eating right can be so hard, I work out often but still eat like garbage so, eh...

that girl is godly.

Piets said...

want... morrigan... SO BADLY!!

BennyBeatz said...

thx for the tips, i like the picture too haha

aline said...

My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!
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