One of the biggest questions anyone in the fitness industry gets is "what should I eat?"
It is a peculiar question to ask since most of know what a healthy diet consists of: lots of vegetables, healthy fats (nuts, avocados, seeds), whole fruits and grains, legumes, etc. Basically do your best to stay away from processed foods and you're eating a decent diet.
The frustration sets in for many who believe they are doing their best at eating a healthy diet and yet may not be reaching their fitness or weight-loss goals.
Why isn't the healthy diet working?
What many health professionals do not tell you is how to eat.
People who eat a healthy diet, but eat so fast they do not realize their are full, may over eat, or they are eating in such a rush that their body feels as if it is under stress and begins releasing more of the belly fat hormone - cortisol.
Also with the growing popularity of so many fad diets people are not allowing themselves to find their own natural hunger cycle. People are too crazed about trying the next new fad that promises to be solution to all dieters' needs.
We all need to take a moment and remember that food is a fuel source for our bodies. Sometimes we need more, other times we need less.
When we follow too many rules in regards to our eating habits we may be eating when we are not hungry or vice versa - and neither is good for our health.
Our bodies automatically do everything they can to stay alive, when we do not eat enough we go into starvation mode (storing more fat) - when we eat too much that excess food is stored as fat.
If you really want to find the perfect "diet" for you - start listening to your body.
Only eat when you are hungry.
Slow your meals down, CHEW YOUR FOOD - the longer it takes you to eat the more likely you will stop when you are full and not over eat.
Stay hydrated. Sometimes when we feel hungry we are actually thirsty, have a glass of water and if you are still hungry allow yourself to eat.
For many serial dieters these rules may be too scary to try.
What do you mean eat whenever I am hungry? - That's all the time....
Well if you are a serial dieter that makes sense that you feel hungry all the time because you may be constantly depriving yourself.
Remember food is fuel and it is also something we can all ENJOY.
Just try it.
CHEW. SAVOR. ENJOY!!!!
Since this article was all about food we wanted to share a great site for some healthy recipes!!!
The Blue Zone website has amazing recipes the link is below.
Full Recipe Here