Sunday, December 11, 2011

Feed The Fat Away! How Real Food Makes Losing Weight Effortless! by Kristin Alexander

If you're trying to starve yourself to lose those extra pounds you are fighting a losing battle. At worst you will destroy your health and well being, and at best enjoy a temporary reduced weight. You may be thinner, but if your hair is dry, your skin is blotchy and you feel tired and run down, who cares if your jeans are a size 5?

Here's the secret to losing weight fast...EAT! Nourish your body with the right foods and cravings will stop! Whole, nutrient rich foods will put your metabolism into high gear. Think of your body as a sleek luxury automobile. Would you pour sugar water into the tank instead of high quality fuel? Would you expect it to run smoothly and get you from one destination to another? Of course not! You body isn't a car of course, but the concept is the same. Feed yourself foods that lack nutrients, are full of the wrong fats and too much sugar and salt and you will store fat, feel run down and your brain will not operate at peak performance. Give your body the nourishment you need and it will serve you well and run like a well oiled machine.

Are you wondering what foods your body needs? Well, start with the idea that the less processed foods are, the better. Foods with one ingredient like meat, fish, eggs, fruits, vegetables, grains, healthy fats like olive oil and butter, not butter substitute, nuts and nut butters are a few good examples. If you have a sensitivity to a food, like eggs or peanuts, just look for a substitute. If you're allergic to peanuts, switch to almond butter. Hate eggs? Well who says you can't eat chicken or fish for breakfast? We have been seduced by packaged processed foods that are convenient, but generally high in calories, hydrogenated fats, and sugar. They may taste good in the moment but do not satisfy what your body is screaming for. This leads to wanting to eat more and massive cravings. Consider that cravings are just a tool your body uses to try to get you to eat the nutrients you so desperately need! Try eating only whole unprocessed food for a couple of days and see how you feel.

There is no way any of us can exercise for hours a day, restrict calories to the point of starvation, never eat the foods we love again and do nothing but deprive ourselves. That's no way to live and it doesn't lead to healthy weight loss either. Don't think you must never eat another cookie or have ice cream again, that's not the way it is! What you will find is that the out of control cravings will go and you will be able to eat a couple of cookies instead of the whole bag once you have satisfied your body's nutritional requirements. The way to lose weight is to eat a lot of the right foods. Enjoy food again! Create health and well being and reaching your perfect weight will be effortless.