Balancing your diet is the first, probably the hardest step, to embracing a healthy lifestyle. While attempting to bring balance to someone’s diet, it is absolutely essential that the body is provided with various well-balanced and nutritious meals daily.
The cornerstone in maintaining a balanced lifestyle is to do some little healthy changes daily, in order to start attaining improvement in your health, appearance, activity and energy.
Below is a brief for how you can succeed in bringing balance to your diet.
What are your Macros?
Calculating your macros is just the beginning. Macros, short for macronutrients, like proteins, fats, and carbohydrates which are the basis of all calories you consume.
Adequate protein intake will help you build muscle and prevent muscle loss if you are in a calorie deficit.
Fat assists in vitamin absorption, hormone regulation, brain function, and more, and, in fact, our bodies requires fat to live. However, saturated fats is really harmful for your body and heart rate and performance.
Carbs are stored in the liver, brain, blood and muscles as glycogen. Our bodies use carbohydrates to produce energy. Technically, you can live on zero carbs, despite your body needs it.
Consequently, measuring, tracking and controlling your macros are the keys to control the calories your body gains or burns. The reason behind this is that it is an effective helping factor in weight loss and body toning. Put simply, if you eat more calories than you burn, you gain weight, and if you eat fewer calories than you burn, you lose weight.
Thus, when getting started with Flexible Dieting, the most important thing to calculate is your REE (Resting Energy Expenditure), exactly as follows,
(10 x weight (kg) + 6.25 x height (cm) – 5 x age (y) + 5 = REE
For Better Health:
Limiting sugars, refined grains and trans fats are mandatory for a healthy living. So, up with proteins, fibrous foods, healthy fats, and down with sugars, trans fats, and processed food.
SPLIT…Not the Movie!
It is not only about how much you food you eat ; but, what you eat and when you eat it that really count!
As we discussed earlier, all calories come from proteins, fats, or carbs. There are 2 major milestone factors contribute to your success in adopting a healthy lifestyle, resulting in, not only weight loss, but also a greater body shape.
What to eat daily!?
Actually, women and men have different daily nutritional requirements. whilst , in general, kick-start your metabolism by including protein at breakfast, choose from eggs, salmon, lean ham or dairy. Afternoon, make lunch a mix of lean protein and starchy carbs. For dinner, combine some vitamin sources with fiber-rich foods like fruits and vegetables.
When to eat?
Above everything else in your diet plan, distributing and adjusting the number of macros over your daily meals is the most significant part of it. As it affects the calorie-burning mechanism in your body.
The idea here is to let your body get used to being healthy, by receiving adequate amounts of macros daily as well as helping the body burn a sufficient number of calories so that you can make the desired, appropriate balance in your healthy diet.
To sum up, with this knowledge you could get started towards your goal. Counting calories can be a very effective way to burn more calories and lose weight. We cannot say that your journey to the dream body is just a piece of cake, yet it is really challenging and exciting to the extent that once you see results, it becomes an addiction.
So, make that decision today, as everyday you put it off could possibly take one year off your life. You deserve to live better in a fitter body and in a greater shape. For more health tips, meet our experienced nutritionists at Body Time EMS studios around the UAE in Dubai.