Its the new year and everyone is determined to lose some weight. It doesn’t matter that we ate all the wrong things last year, didn’t exercise and added a zillion kg, its a new year, resolves are still strong. More often than not, when weight loss is mentioned, you’ll find something about diets too. I shall not disappoint. He he he. But does one really need to go on a strict diet to burn fat? Yes! At least that’s what a dietrician told me. She further added that you actually need to be on a diet everyday for the rest of your life. Sounded scary, but I let her continue. “What we eat is the major cause of the ailments that plague us. Knowing your body and sticking to a diet helps you live healthier. I’m not talking of a ‘weight loss in three weeks’ diet. If you actually manage to lose any weight that fast, you’ll gain it all back when you return to your normal eating habits”
Your diet should be your way of life. No extremes, just healthy eating. Even for those without a weight problem, watching what you eat brings good results- increased stamina, strength and a good sense of well being. Not to mention all the potential diseases you avoid too. Whew! When it comes to healthy eating, for a Nigerian, knowing which carbohydrates are good or bad is the first stepping stone.
There is a lot of material available on diets and what foods to cut out so a word of advice would be to consult a qualified medical practicioner before you decide proteins are evil. :)) But if you constantly crave food, the chat below might help. If you’re doing it right, you’ll lose that weight, get that glowing skin, accomplish everything you want for your body, slowly, over an extended period of time. That’s the kind of diet that brings lasting results!