Posted by Mona Mackesty on March 29, 2014
There are an endless number of diets available today based on the type of food you should or should not eat. No-carb, low-carb, high protein, no protein - the list goes on and on with new approaches constantly hitting bookshelves. But a new study on weight loss found that a strict single type of diet might not make a whole lot of difference in how successful you will be. Research has discovered what many have said for years. Weight loss is dependent on the number of calories you consume and the amount of calories you burn.
Find Freedom In Your Healthy Food Diet
This latest research as well as time-tested advice from nutritionists and doctors should give you the freedom to choose the healthy foods which work for you. Rising food prices are hitting incomes hard and some diets or pre-packaged diet meals can really break the bank. This isn't a license to eat "whatever you want" - foods high in sodium, saturated fats, sugar and processed ingredients are never a great choice. With a little more flexibility and variety though, hopefully you can actually enjoy what you eat and develop eating habits of healthy foods.
Build A Healthy Food Smart Diet
So if you can skip the latest fad diet, how do you know what healthy food to eat? With some common sense and great insight, there are healthy food guides you can use to eat healthy food. Fill up on fruits and sweet vegetables. They are high in fiber and antioxidants which destroy the junk in your body. Stay away from white flour, refined sugar and white rice. All of these have been stripped of the goodness naturally found in them. Instead, opt for whole grain bread and brown rice/pasta. Even consider mixing white and brown pasta if you're just starting out to help combat the taste. When it comes to healthy food eat protein, different sources like beans, nuts and soy products. Whey protein supplements can also be very beneficial as it helps you build lean muscle mass (it's not just for body builders!) And when it comes to sugar and salt, limit your intake of both.
Burn Calories – Full Body Workout
If you're looking to turn your body into a fiery, calorie-burning furnace, there are many ways to turn up the heat. A Full Body Workout such as Kickboxing, cycling, Zumba, jumping rope, running - all have the ability to chew up the calories. Even amidst the winter you can perform a full body workout. And if you don't want to leave the comfort, privacy and convenience of your own home, a fitness DVD might be a good avenue to pursue. Add in some full body resistance band training and you might just set off some smoke alarms as you not only burn calories, but tone and shape your upper and lower body as well.
As you look to adjust your diet pay more attention to the types of food you eat, the calories you take in and the calories you burn up. Focusing less on a specific type of diet will give you the flexibility you need to create a diet of healthy food that works for you. Add the second component of a calorie-burning full body workout program and you're be well on your way to achieving those personal fitness goals.