It’s been a little while since I last posted due to being super busy. But now its 2013, I am feeling brilliant and super charged up about my fat loss journey.
I will write more in depth soon, but for now some brief thoughts about diet.
I have been reading an AMAZING book that I will write a proper review about ASAP. I am deliberately keeping the title silent for this post!
It has literally changed my life – the way I look at food, alcohol, and how the body processes it.
No matter WHAT you do when you are trying to lose fat for good – if your diet is wrong, you will NEVER get the results you want.
Your diet is ESSENTIAL to having a fit, healthy body that will respond to exercise and serve you well.
First of all, most low fat and ‘diet’ products are FULL of sugar – which is pretty bad for you. The worst thing is, so many people buy only diet foods thinking they are helping themselves to lose weight – but really they are not at all. I find that really cruel especially since lots of these diet foods are tasteless and nasty.
You can find sugar in many different foods, and in different forms. Fruit is full of sugar – but the sugar in fruit is a natural sugar – which means the body can easily break it down.
However, if you eat a lot of fruit like I do – or did – your body will STILL convert excess amounts of the sugar in fruit, to fat – which we don’t want. So I am cutting down on fruit for the time being.
There are so many foods that are processed nowadays, they really have little to zero nutritional value. This book told me that so many people who are obese or overweight somewhat, are in fact malnourished. Not that they don’t eat enough – but their body is crying out for REAL food – nutrients – and without them the body is FULL of toxins.
In order to lose fat for good, we need to focus on ONLY eating natural foods, organic where possible – that have not been altered from their natural state. So this means meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts etc. Even the packets of sliced meat can be processed which removes nutrients that we badly need.
Our livers process toxins but can only do so much. If we have toxins from the environment, from bad, greasy, deep fried, or in some way over processed food, and alcohol floating around our body this is not healthy for our body – so the body stores these toxins that it is unable to process, in our fat cells.
Yep, you guessed it – that’s why cellulite looks so nasty – its fat, full of basically, the excess poison that we have put into our body. It is safer for the body to store these toxins in our fat cells than it is to just have them floating around our body.
So I have been following this book to the letter, and I have to say, I feel AMAZING! I am eating only fresh vegetables, mostly raw, grilled or pan fried fish, eggs, salads, the odd beef steak (beef is the only meat I eat) – and drinking loads of water.
I am cutting alcohol out completely and feel really good about this. When I started following this book to the letter, I thought I would still have a little drink here and there, but I want to blast my body with goodness and not do anything to jeopardise my otherwise good work. Alcohol is basically loads of sugar, that will get stored on my thighs, butt and stomach, and I don’t want that.
The results speak for themselves – I have bundles more energy, I can focus better, and it actually feels like I am feeding my body stuff it wants, and it is responding so well. I have a problem with my nervous system – and even my limbs feel more aligned and stronger.
I can’t wait to see how I feel in a weeks time.
Something else I learnt from this book is, chew your food properly. Chew each mouthful AT LEAST 20 times, more if you can, until the food is a pulp in your mouth. This means that the nutrients in the food are easier to digest and be absorbed into your body. Such a simple thing, but so many people don’t take the time to do this. If it takes you longer to eat then its likely you might eat less too. At the very least it will make you more aware of what you are eating.
So… I have SO MUCH more to write about on this website, so please keep coming back and following my journey and I hope you are able to lose fat for good too.