Eating better and eating healthy to maintain weight lose, is not as hard as some people make it seem! First, it’s important to know the truth about some of the common misconceptions about food!
1) Misconception one, a lot of people think all carbohydrates are bad, and that’s not true!
There are two main types of carbohydrates, simple, and complex carbohydrates. The simple carbs are what’s bad for you, because they consist of things like, candies, cookies, cake, sodas, white bread, etc. Complex carbohydrates are good for you; they consist of things like, whole grain bread, brown rice, beans, pasta, vegetables, and fruits, etc.
2) Misconception two, a lot of people think that holding back, or skipping meals is good in helping them lose weight, or fat. Not true!
Our bodies are very smart, and if we don’t plan for the future, our bodies will, meaning that when we hold back from eating, our bodies will store more fat to support itself. The body will store more fat, because it’s not sure when it will be fed again, thus going into a survival mode. When we eat healthy foods, it helps our bodies to burn fat, unlike unhealthy foods. When the body has 6 meals a day, it tends not to worry so much about tomorrow’s need and is less likely to store extra fat! In eating six meals a day, the key is learning to eat more complex carbs, and less simple carbs, and less to hardly no fried foods. Learn to eat your chicken, baked, broiled, or grilled most of the time, instead of fried. Eat more turkey meat, and fish, remember not fried! In a nutshell, we need to eat about 2 to 4 servings of fruit a day, 3 to 5 vegetables a day, 2 to 3 servings of meats, poultry, fish, dry beans, eggs, and nut group, and the same with the milk, yogurt, and cheese group. The Carmen study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, reveals how increasing complex carbohydrate intake can help weight control. The study demonstrated that when volunteers increased their consumption of complex carbohydrates and reduced their consumption of fats, which is simple carbohydrates, they were able to lose body fat and maintain this weight lose without counting calories or embarking on awkward or life changing slimming regimes. Carbohydrates are our bodies’ main source of energy and especially for the brain and the central nervous system, a lack of it will lead to a loss of concentration and fatigue.