The Do’s & Don’ts of Dieting

What is the best way to lose weight? How do I get rid of my gut? Is the Atkins diet good? Should I eat carbs at all? Should I just eat once a day? What you are about to read will answer all of your questions!

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First of all, dieting is the best way to get sick. YES get sick! When you deprive yourself of certain foods, and starve yourself, you weaken your immune system, and when that happens, you become sick. DO NOT DIET instead, EAT HEALTHY! I will explain:

When you eat, your body uses the food you have just eaten, to live. Your body breaks down the foods into minerals and nutrients, which feed the muscles, skin, brain, and organs in your body. Even your bones! So now think about it, how confident would you feel if your body ran on Hot Dogs and other junk foods? That’s why learning about what foods are healthy and which are just empty calories is very important. Like I have stated many times, eating four meals a day is perfect: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and one last meal before bedtime.

The first and most important food in life is Protein. Foods rich in protein are: Chicken, Turkey, Fish and Beef. I know all of you vegetarians out there are saying, “Well then what am I supposed to eat?” You can substitute protein with: Tofu, Beans & Protein Shakes. Your body is made up of protein, this is why it is so important!

The second most important food is carbohydrates. Without them, your brain will shut down from lack of oxygen. As I always say, God has given us everything we need in this world to survive. That’s why everything that grows from the ground is healthy to eat. Carbohydrates come from the ground. That’s why the Atkins diet is useless! Healthy Carbs are Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Sweet Potatoes, and Whole Grain Breads.

The third most important food is Healthy Fat. I know you are saying “How can fat be healthy?” Well it is, and without it, you would not be around to read this. There are two kinds of fat that we eat. One is Saturated (Bad), and the other is Unsaturated (Good). When you eat Hot Dogs, Bacon, Mayo & Butter, they contain saturated fat, which in time, will clog up your arteries, and give you that heart attack or stroke that you have been wanting to avoid! Eat only good fat like Olive Oils, Nuts, and Seeds. Again, food from the earth brings life!

The fourth most important food is the last but certainly not the least, is Fiber. This is what the body needs to cleanse itself. When you eat foods that are rich in fiber, your body is more efficiently able to dispose of waste. Also, by consuming fiber, your body feels full and satisfied so that you do not have any cravings. Oatmeal is my miracle food. I eat a bowl twice a day! Fruits like: Apples, Pears and all green vegetables contain fiber. So eat it, its good for you!

So how do I put all of these together? I’ll show you how. When you sit down to eat, look at your plate, it should contain 50% protein, 25% carbohydrates, and 25% fat and fiber and that’s that!

Eat four meals like this a day, and you will be on your way to a healthier you!

Food to Get Slim and Build Muscles

A professional athlete will know that diet is essential for physical training. Food for muscle building may sound far-fetched for an amateur bodybuilder, yet, it is not. You don’t have to eat certain foods in particular, just be careful with your diet and use a variety of foods to stay fit and have full body energy for working out.

Food to Get Slim and Build Muscles

Here are some of the things that you should include in your meals.

EGGS have a very high nutritional value, and they make an incredible source of protein for bodybuilding. It is preferable to consume organic eggs if possible because they have more nutrients than conventional ones.

LEAN BEEF and WHITE MEAT (fish or chicken) provide a large amount of nutrients essential for enhancing muscle mass. Besides protein, such food for muscle building makes an excellent source for B vitamins, iron and zinc. Consume only lean meat as it helps you stay fit and burn the excessive adipose tissues.

DAIRY PRODUCTS particularly yogurt, milk and cottage cheese are rich in casein and whey. It is more recently that technology has allowed for the synthesis of the highly valuable protein in whey in the form of powders that now make a rage in the world of bodybuilding.

OATMEAL keeps the body energy high because it is one of the best sources of carbohydrates you will find. Such food for muscle building makes all the difference for training, particularly if you consume it for a snack, in between meals.

Customizing food for muscle building

What we’ve described above are simple examples of highly valuable foods that allow for diet versatility and sufficiency. Yet, the list of things you can eat for body building is so much longer. When you are working on the guidelines of your diet, you should perform a quick research on the Internet to get tips and ideas.

You’ll see that you can eat healthy food from any category, and restrictions are only encountered for unhealthy fast food, ultra-refined sugars and other products that contain a high concentration of additives. This is definitely not food for muscle building!