Reflections on Body Fat Burning Diet

by Maria on October 11, 2013

Did you know that there’s a definite difference between losing weight and losing fat?

Well, experts suggest that to lose weight means to lose muscle, water and fat. But if so, is that what we want? The fact is, we want is to lose fat and keep the muscle because muscle requires more calories to maintain it, and that means a better supported metabolism.

Furthermore, body fat loss is not only a function of calories in/calories out, but also the type of calories. And even more to the point… both the timing of those calories and burning more calories through physical activity is equally important. You want to eat 5-6 small meals a day, not 3 big ones (or worse yet, starve yourself on 1-2 meals) and exercise.

But above all, you want to dramatically decrease both your sugar and fat intake, and total calorie consumption.

Food consists of three macro nutrients: protein, carbohydrates and fats.

It’s a fact that your body, after water, is mostly made of protein. You require protein every day; it performs literally thousands of functions in the body. It does this in the form of different combinations of amino acids which are the “building blocks” of protein.

In the light of this, some experts suggest that you should set up your macro nutrients proportions as follows: 50% protein, 30-35% carbohydrates and the remainder – in healthy fats. Carbohydrate intake should be a little higher on weight training days to provide enough energy, while on cardio days you will lose fat faster, if you work out on an empty stomach (although a small protein shake wouldn’t be a bad idea).

An important point to remember: once your energy needs are met and you keep eating high carb meals and/or too much of fat, especially the bad types of fat (saturated fats and trans fats), the excess will make you fat.

To sum up : What Foods Burn Body Fat?

The answer is a 1,600-calorie Mediterranean-style diet with an emphasis on wholesome, unrefined foods including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, pulses, lean protein, protein powder, eggs, olive oil, peanut butter, and very little red meat.

Finally, if going on a diet doesn’t work, making healthy lifestyle changes does! This refers to both your eating habits and your activity level.

 

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