Thursday, November 10, 2011

Vegetarian Fat Loss Tips by Laura Ng

Do you still remember your vegetarian fat loss goal? Your goal is to shed the UNWANTED EXCESS FAT off your belly, thighs, buttocks and everywhere else around your body that makes you look ugly. So, you definitely need to uncover the secrets of true fat loss, not just weight loss. Here are the 7 vegetarian fat loss tips for highly effective fat loss. Apply them all and you'll find that losing fat as a vegetarian is actually not as difficult as you think.

Vegetarian Fat Loss Tip #1 - Give Your Body What It Needs

Give your body all nutrients it needs to function optimally. Remove all processed vegetarian foods and beverages high in sugar, sodium and bad saturated fat from your vegetarian fat loss diet. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds - These are the natural foods you should eat instead for effective vegetarian fat loss. Omitting these nutrient-packed foods can result in fat loss plateau for vegetarians and making your excess storage fat hard to get rid of.

Vegetarian Fat Loss Tip #2 - Fat Loss Foods for Vegetarians

Most vegetables and some fruits contain low calories, high fiber and complex-carbohydrate. These foods will make your body burn more calories than the calorie content in the food itself during digestion of the food, creating a calorie deficit (i.e. negative calorie).

Negative calorie vegetables - broccoli, spinach, beet, cabbage, celery, squash, tomato, turnips, watercress, peas, radish, eggplant, kale etc.

Negative calorie fruits - apples, apricots, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, orange, papaya, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lemon, lime, etc.

Eat more of these foods, plus various other whole grains and meals to obtain a balance of nutrients.

Vegetarian Fat Loss Tip #3 - Hydration for Fat Loss

Sometimes dehydration can make you feel "hungry" and make you gobble down the unnecessary calories, which is a false alarm. Take a glass of water first, and if after 10 - 20 minutes your stomach still rumbles, then it's really time to eat.

By the way, drinking sufficient water can increase metabolism and help you burn fat using half the effort. But don't drink too much lest you get water poisoning (hyponatremia). Bear in mind.

Vegetarian Fat Loss Tip #4 - Detox

Leaving waste in your body for too long can cause your storage fat difficult to break down for energy use. Hence, make time for toilet. I've not heard of any overweight vegetarians or non-vegetarians losing fat when they only defecate once in a week. Bowel cleansing is an automatic process when you consume enough fiber-rich food and adequate amount of water. Ideally, you should have your bowel movement once a day or better, 2 - 3 times daily.

Vegetarian Fat Loss Tip #5 - Burn Fat with Fat

Whatever vegetable cooking oil you're using now, dispose of them now. Change to using coconut oil. You should only use olive oil in raw vegetarian fat loss meal. You heat it, you'll break its fatty acid structure and it'll turn rancid easily. Same goes for other vegetable oils.

But coconut oil doesn't break down easily. It holds primarily medium-chain saturated fat which generates thermogenic effect that boosts metabolism, not those unhealthy long-chain saturated fats (from other vegetable oils) which get stocked up in your fat cells easily. You'll lose fat with coconut oil. But choose virgin coconut oil for best fat loss effect.

Vegetarian Fat Loss Tip #6 - Sleep to Lose Fat

It doesn't matter how many hours of sleep you should catch, so long as you feel rejuvenated after the sleep. That's it. But there's an optimal time to hit the sack to help your body get more fat burned. Studies show that our bodies go into repairing damaged cells and tissues during the period between 11 P.M. and 2 A.M. So, if you turn in before 11 P.M. at night, you'll get more damaged cells and tissues repaired.

Our body cells and tissues are the ones commanding the fat-burning system. More healthy cells and tissues means your metabolism will run at full speed.

Vegetarian Fat Loss Tip #7 - Fat Loss Exercise

High-intensity interval training burns more fat than low-intensity steady-state cardio exercise. If your body condition allows, pick up interval training. But check with your physician first before you engage in this high-intensity workouts.

Now you got the knowledge to achieve vegetarian fat loss effectively. Next, apply. Knowledge becomes power only when applied. Period.