Foods That Make Us Gain Weight

Learning about food is crucial if you want to get control of your body. What you eat will determine how you look more than anything else, including exercise.

I used to be a lot heavier than I am now, and that was mostly because of food. Even after I started working out, I got fatter. This happened because of food. Working out can’t always be enough to offset your diet, especially if your diet is really bad. For a while, mine was.

Avoiding foods that make us gain weight is huge if you want to ‘own’ your body. This lesson will help you to do just that. Here are the biggest culprits:

Processed Sugars

Processed sugars are one of the most likely of foods to make you fat. You can find them in a variety of sources including pretty much all sweets, sodas, and sweet tasting baked goods such as cookies, brownies, cakes, etc.

You will also find a large amount of sugars in many breakfast foods including waffles, pancakes, crepes, and most cereals.

Processed sugars wreak havoc on your blood sugar and cause excessive insulin response. Since excessive insulin response causes appetite issues, your eating can really get out of whack if you consume processed sugar. Get them out of your diet.

Unhealthy Fats

Eating weird, manufactured fats can really mess up the hormones that regulate your body. Many oils are hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated to increase the shelf life. Unfortunately, this process also increases your waist line. These oils make your body believe that it needs to store fat and when you eat them, it does just that.

The oils and fats that you need to avoid are sunflower, canola, and vegetables oils, and fully hydrogenated fats such as Crisco and other shortenings.

Grains

I’ll admit that refined grains are much worse than whole grains, but grains are a problem in general. Your body converts grains to sugar and does it in a hurry. There are definitely times when grains are ok to eat, but eating a lot of grains will add to your fat levels, even if you’re eating the ‘whole’ variety.

Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are perhaps the worst thing you can consume if you want to control your weight. They will really mess with your appetite and I can promise you that you will consume more calories overall if you use these little devils. They trick your body into thinking that calories should be coming and when they don’t, it freaks your body out. If there’s one thing I’ve learned by working with people at The Skinny School, it’s that sweeteners must be completely eliminated before significant, lasting progress can be made.

If you want to make lasting changes to your body, you should start eating whole foods with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats. This will help your body to heal itself hormonally and get on the right track. Be very careful with processed foods. Nothing from a box will make your body healthier.

How To Lose Weight Fast Without Trying

For most of the people that are trying to lose weight, is to find an accurate information. Wherever you look on the internet, you are going to find conflicting information. One person says that you can not eat any carbohydrates. The other that you should eat lots of carbohydrates. This makes it very difficult to find out what is the truth and what is not. The purpose of this article is to give non biased tips that will help you lose weight. Period. No nonsense. Just proven strategies to shred some pounds. Lets get down to the business:

1. Eliminate Drinking Calories

The most common habit among people that can’t lose weight is drinking too much calories. If you are guilty of that, I recommend that you stop drinking anything that has sugar. This includes any soft drinks or sugar free drinks. All you really need is plain water. Not many people realize how important it is to drink lots of water during any weight loss program. Here are just a few benefits of drinking lots of water:

– Water cleans away all of the toxins that are stored in your body helping your organs to function better. This allows liver for example to process the food and not store them as fat.

– Water make you feel full so that you don’t over eat. It is recommended to drink a glass of water before eating and after eating. This way you will not eat more than you need to feel energized.

Things to do: Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water per day. Cup of coffee and glass of non sweetened tea is also allowed, but only with moderating.

2. Consume Lots of Protein

When you compare protein to carbohydrates and fat, you will notice a few things. Based on the research, consumption of fat help you lose weight, while consumption of carbohydrates makes you gain weight. Protein on the other hand, have the biggest impact in terms of weight and fat loss. The reason for it is that the more protein you eat the higher the level of glucagon (a hormone found in your body responsible for turning fat stored in your body to energy), which means that you are going to be burning fat and losing weight.

This goes to prove another thing that protein rich diet is very effective. Many people believe that protein diet or slow carbohydrate diet originated back in Poland and was called dieta białkowa. Today, a diet based on it designed by Dr. Dunkan dominates whole weight loss industry.

Research shows that when you eat protein rich breakfast, you will lose weight because high protein intake will burn fat and you will feel full for the rest of the day. This will stop you from over eating.

Things to do: Try to consume at least 20 grams of protein per each meal.

3. Avoid White Carbohydrates

This is by far the most important thing for the overall health and weight loss. If you are consuming any type of white carbohydrates such as rice, bread, crackers, chips, you are going to have a very hard time losing weight. In addition to it, those processed carbohydrates are very bad for your health. Many experts believe that ingredients used in white carbohydrates are also used in rat poison!

Things to do: Don’ t eat any white carbohydrates.

4. Eliminate Sugar

Sugar is one of the most toxic substances for your health. In my opinion, it is number one enemy of weight loss. The way that sugar works is that in excess it turns into body fat. The more sugar you eat, the fatter you are going to get because it messes up liver function. When live can’t work properly, it can not absorb nutrients from food and in turn stores fat in your body.

Things to do: Avoid all processed food high in sugar. Eliminate all sweets besides all natural honey and 90% dark chocolate from your diet. If you have a sweet craving use cinnamon that has many weight loss properties. Also, you can use stewia. Do not use any artificial sweeteners as they are very bad for you.

About the Author: Author of this article is a nutrition expert that shares his knowledge to people interested in optimal health and weight loss. On his blog called Jak Szybko Schudnąć you can find lots of valuable information that will help you achieve your weight loss goal.