Diet plans to lose weight shouldn’t involve a lot of things that purport to be food but aren’t, because that means that essentially you’re paying for food with all the nutrition taken out, which is why you need supplements and are hungry all the time.
A Diet That Helps You Get Healthier Is Great But…
Let’s be honest: most of us want to lose weight to improve our appearance. But there can be significant healt reasons for losing as little as ten percent of your body weight. Ten percent can improve your cholesterol, your blood pressure and your energy level.
The less effort your body has to devote to simply breathing, the more it can devote to getting you up and around, and even making your brain alert so that you can appreciate and enjoy the world more as you pass through it.
Did you know that that ten percent can also substantially reduce your pain? If you have arthritic knees or a bad back or any of a the numerous aches that come from a misspent youth being active and/or a misspent adulthood sitting hunched over a computer (I’m guilty as charged), taking off those pounds will take hundreds of pounds of pressure off your body with every step you take.
It won’t eliminate the problem entirely, but it will certainly mitigate the pain and make becoming active again that much easier. Losing twenty pounds or more is a great accomplishment, but it’s also far easier than you might think given a good diet plan.
If You Hate It, You Won’t Stick With It
But a good diet plan to lose weight is not one that leaves you tired and cranky and hungry. Which takes us back to the diet foods. Did you know that when companies take the fat out of foods to reduce the fat and calorie content, they often add in sugar to make up for it? Sugar has fewer calories than fat, so in a sense the food is “reduced.” But it’s also far worse for your metabolism that the original, full fat item was.
This is because the way food is supposed to work in your body is by being broken down and distributed to the various areas that need the nutrients. In the end, pretty much everything you eat is broken down into sugars.
This is where the energy comes from to keep you working, running, running after children, getting that second Ph.D or all three. However, when it starts out as sugar, it means that you get an immediate rush and then, because your system doesn’t have to do anything to process the food, it’s all stored away, so that when the rush wears off, you have to eat more to replenish it.
So, even if you manage to lose weight, you’ve done so by ignoring your nutritional needs, which generally leads to gaining it all back, because you can’t sustain it.
Diets That Keep You Satisfied Are Diets You Can Stick With
To lose that ten percent or more and feel good at the same time, you also need special foods. Real, single ingredient, organic foods that taste good, fill you up and are processed by your body in such a way that you get the nutrients you need. This will speed up your metabolism, give you more mental and physical energy and before you know it, more than ten percent will be a faint memory and you still won’t be hungry!