When you have a stressful and demanding job, which many people do, it is hard to eat correctly and not put on some extra pounds.
What happens to most people is they say, “all I eat is salad.” or “I can’t find anytime to eat so I make up for it at the end of the day.” These are just a couple of dieting habits that need to be put to a halt.
You may have heard that it is best to eat 6 small meals during the day. This is an excellent approach!
Now you may be wondering why…
When you eat 6 small meals a day, you are keeping your body in a higher metabolic state. Put in better words “If you don’t use it, you loose it.”
You need to keep your body used to specific meal timings and keep it in the habit of knowing that it will be getting food soon. If you constantly binge eat at the end of the day your body will go into panic mode. Meaning, any time food is put in the system your body will stow it away as fat because it is nervous as to when it will be fed again.
Here’s another simpler way of putting it…
If you know anything about building a fire, you know to start a fire you need kindling (small twigs) to light… then you put the bigger stuff on which keeps it burning until you have to put a bigger log on.
When eating, you need to do the same thing… Keep that metabolism up with kindling and then logs to burn.
When you binge eat at the end of the day after having a small breakfast you are basically putting some kindling on… waiting 12 hrs then throwing a soggy tree trunk on whats left of the original kindling. It just isn't a healthy situation...
When having a salad try to stay away from (or at least minimize the use of) salad dressing, as most are jam packed with sodium “which retains water." This essentially does the same thing as binge eating at the end of the day. When you have too much sodium and not enough water, when the body finally gets water it will hold on to it because it is nervous it won’t receive water again.
The other thing is, try to switch from iceberg lettuce to spinach. Iceberg lettuce has little to no nutritional value and is mostly made up of water. Spinach, on the other hand, has water and tons of vitamins!
Yeah, it may not initially taste as good, but rest assured that meeting your health and fitness goals, being in the best shape of your life, will feel great!
In closing, take these tips and watch yourself burn off some of that stubborn body fat!
And that, is Fitness By Design.