Most bodies love to store fat, it’s good security for when you run out of food. This is unlikely, but your body doesn’t know that. Unfortunately, the body loves storing fat so much that it will burn anything else available (muscle tissue, stored carbohydrate, etc.) before digging into the fat reserves. Unless you trick it. Visit nutrition directory, it is also a good source of information.
The first thing your body will burn is stored carbohydrates in the form of glycogen. The next is muscle tissue, only then does it grudgingly dip into the fat stores. This is why most diets don’t work, especially “starvation” diets. When you suddenly cut off the food supply, a survival mechanism kicks in causing the body to store every little bit of fat that it can!
This results in weight loss, but not much fat loss, and as soon as you DO eat something, it immediately gets stored as fat to replace any that was used. This is NOT what you want, so you have to fool the body into thinking it doesn’t need fat. Here is a list of effective ways to do this, and you won’t even have to starve yourself! It’s never easy though.
1) Never eat before bed: Plan your last meal to be at least 2 hours before bed. The body likes to store fat while you sleep if you eat too soon before bed.
2) Eat slowly: It takes your stomach about 20 minutes to signal the brain after it is full. If you eat too fast you will think you are still hungry and eat more. If you’re still a bit hungry after eating, do something to take your mind off food for at least 20 minutes and you’ll most likely forget about the eating.
3) Don’t totally cut out fat: Keep some fat in your “nondiet”, as it helps get your body into a “fat burning mode”. Keep it “low to moderate fat” not “no fat”. try to stick to the “good” fats such as those from fish, flax oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, olive oil, peanut oil.
4) This won’t be easy so give yourself a break sometimes. Allow yourself one “treat” per week, or even a day where you can eat whatever you want, and really enjoy it!
5) Eat foods that take lots of energy to burn: These include most vegetables (especially the fibrous ones) and protein sources such as meat. Cut the visible fat off of red meat and remove the skin from chicken. Water-packed tuna is very good (if you like it). Check out more information on fat loss-reduce your fat
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