Foods to Avoid During a Diet

Foods to Avoid During a Diet

Dieting can be a difficult process. The most difficult phase is when you first start. It is very hard to keep up with it when you aren’t used to the diet just yet. However, with enough discipline and focus it can be done! However, just to give you a head start, here are a few things that you should definitely avoid if you want your diet to be a success!

French Fries and Potato Chips

potato chipsPotatoes in their natural form are healthy and good for you; however, once you deep fry anything, the majority of its nutritional value goes out the window! French fries and other deep fried foods are incredibly fattening and should be avoided at all costs!

Sugary Drinks

sugary drinksSugary like artificial orange juices, coke, sprite, and so on are seriously bad for your health! Not only do they cause weight gain, but the sugars contained within them damage your digestive system over time. Because sugary drinks don’t register in your brain as solid foods, their entire contents are absorbed directly into your system. Any carbs within these drinks, of which there are many, are absorbed directly and pop out right on your stomach line! If you don’t want your belly sticking out, then I suggest that you stop drinking sugary drinks!

White Bread

white breadWhite bread has been refined to death and contains many extra sugars. The value of grains is already quite low for your body; in fact many diets omit grain-based foods completely! White bread is the worst by far as any nutrition that used to be in the whole grain bread has been removed, leaving only carbs and sugars!

Candy Bars

candy barI don’t think this one comes as much of a shock to anyone. Candy bars contain insane amounts of sugar, non-natural oils, as well as refined flour, making them dangerously unhealthy. The average candy bar contains 300 calories on its own! If you really like your sugars, try a piece of fruit instead.

Pastries, Cookies and Cakes

cookiesPastries, cookies, and cakes are filled with artificial flavours, refined sugars and flours, as well as a ton of trans fats that are responsible for a lot of today’s diseases!

 

Large Portions of Alcohol

beerIn truth, the mystery of whether or not alcohol is good for you has yet to be proven. There seems to be some amount of healthiness in consuming moderate amounts of alcohol. However, when it comes to beer, there is no mystery that it is bad for your health. Beer can and does fall under the same category as sugary drinks, as that is basically what it is. Beer should be avoided completely, while other drinks, such as wines or whiskey, can be consumed in small or moderate amounts. If you drink too much at once, not only is it bad for your diet, but it is also bad for your overall health! Please do not overeat or overdrink any of the above things! Avoid them at all costs so that you and your diet can have a happy healthy relationship!

Dieting Tips for Beginners

Dieting Tips for Beginners

Dieting seems like a very difficult thing for those who have never done it before. Some spend months or years trying to diet, but it just doesn’t work. The reason is because dieting is both more complex and yet much simpler than you think. Many people go about dieting all wrong. So, here are a few tips on how to diet for beginners.

The Contrasting Power of Calories and Energy

The first mistake many people make is not recognizing the need to combine your level of calorie intake to your energy output. If you are the sort of person who prefers to stay around at home; never jogs, runs, cycles, or any other form of exercise; then you will have a low energy output. Because of this, if you wish to lose weight you must limit your calorie intake. Your calorie intake has to be lower than your energy output in order to lose weight, otherwise regardless of how little you eat, you will not change size! On the other hand, if you exercise often, you can and should eat more calories than the energy you’re burning. If you do not, you will be in serious danger of blacking out during your exercises and becoming dangerously skinny!

Macronutrients and Micronutrients

dietThe three macronutrients are carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. These nutrients are needed in large amounts and perform many tasks for the body. The amount of these you should eat depends again on your lifestyle. If you do not exercise often, then you should ingest a smaller amount of these things; whereas if you exercise often you should eat a larger amount of these in order to keep your body going. Micronutrients are the vitamins and minerals that your body needs in small amounts. You must make sure that your diet accounts for both macronutrients and micronutrients. The foods that you eat must contain the correct amounts of carbs, proteins, and fats, but they must also contain the correct number of all the various vitamins and minerals your body needs. If you’re able to balance these, then you should start seeing some progress in your diet after a month or two!

Organic Food

You Must Eat Whole Foods

It is of vital importance that you eat mostly whole foods. Whole foods are foods that contain just a single ingredient in them. They have not been processed nor had anything added to them. Things like eggs, vegetables, and meats fall under this category. These foods are abundant with nutrients that are good for your body. Processed foods, or foods that have been made in a factory and had things added to them, tend to have what is known as empty calories. Empty calories are calories that provide no use to your body and often get stored as excess fat. If you avoid these processed foods and eat at least 90% whole foods, as well as following the other tips above, you will have a good diet plan ready to execute!

The Paleo Diet for Newbies

The Paleo Diet for Newbies

Have you been on a large number of diets and none of them have worked out for you? Well, look no further because you’ve just found the diet made just for you! If you’re honest about dieting and committed to seeing it through, I guarantee that this diet will change your life for the better! Not only will it make your life better, but it will also make YOU healthier and stronger than you’ve ever been before? Oh, you’ve never heard of the Paleo diet? Not a problem! Let me get you up to speed!

Paleo Diet

The Basics of the Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet is an effort to eat the way we used to eat a long time ago! Back before the age of agriculture, human kind would hunt animals and gather fruits and vegetables for food. We didn’t have farms with access to grain and processed foods. We had whatever nature offered to us for that day; nothing more and nothing less! The Paleo diet is an attempt to get back to where we used to be. Please don’t misunderstand; this doesn’t mean you have to go live in a cave and hunt for the rest of your life! That would be ridiculous of us to ask of you! All we ask of you is to restrict yourself to the same diet that you would have had in those times.

So, What Exactly do I have to do?

Paleo Food DietIt is not a case of what you must ‘do’, but rather what you must ‘not do!’ In order to fulfil the Paleo diet, you must not eat anything that does not grow naturally. Cereals, bread, candies, and any other processed food are not allowed during this diet. You must limit yourself to meats, vegetables, fruits, oils and nuts that grow in nature without human intervention. Anything grown by humans or from factories should be avoided!

Paleo Diet Chart

Specifics about the Foods You can Eat

You may eat meat, but it must be grass-raised! If an animal is raised on grains then it will have the same internal issues that we humans have from them. Any animal you eat, whether from land, air, or ocean, must be free range, (Not caged), and be raised on natural foods as well. In regards to fruits, any and all of these may be eaten in their natural state. You must be careful about the quantity of fruits that you consume as many of them contain large amounts of sugar; even though these sugars are natural sugars, having too many in your system will harm your body and could cause weight gain. Any oils that you use in your cooking must also be natural. Some great oils to use are olive oil, coconut oil, and avocado oil; all wonderful and natural oils! Nuts are also good for your diet, so long as they are not salted or contain other additives. The only thing you must be aware of is that nuts are high in calories so don’t eat too many of them at once! So long as you follow these dietary requirements, you will be well on your way to becoming a healthier and stronger you! So what are you waiting for?