Since time immemorial, hunger and weight loss have been considered inseparably intertwined. But does skipping meals and hard diets help you achieve that attractive tall figure? Not exactly… Find out why.
First of all, we need to change our perception of weight loss and diet. Eating less food or not eating it at all automatically slows down the body’s metabolism and begins to build fat as an adaptive mechanism. Your body has the illusion that it might starve in the future as well, so it starts accumulating fat in different areas of the body. Moreover, food deprivation also deprives us of nutrients, especially the B-complex vitamins, which are essential for the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
When you deprive yourself of the required calories, you tend to lose muscle. In fact, by losing muscle, you are losing a factor that could have helped you burn more calories.
What is worse? A large gap between meals makes us prone to overeating, i.e. consuming too many calories in a meal, which leads to a stifling stomach. A stuffed stomach cannot properly digest food and convert excess calories into fat. This particularly increases visceral fat, that is, belly fat.
Logical, right? So what is the right way to lose weight? Eating the right food at the right time and in the right proportion is key to shaping your body. Eating small meals at regular intervals keeps hunger at bay and thus reduces the amount of food consumed at each meal. The body is constantly busy digesting food and thus burning calories. You hear it well, digesting food also consumes energy.
Eating is a way to show your body that you love and care about it. When you start feeding your body, it no longer feels the need to store fat. Now, what do you feed your body several times a day is a big question…but it’s not too complicated. Our three main meals, such as breakfast, lunch and dinner, should be well-balanced in terms of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Medium meals should be rich in protein and high in satiety value. Options include nuts, roasted chana, yogurt, paneer cubes, a slice of cheese, sprouts, egg whites, yogurt, fruits, nuts, etc. Never rely on tea or coffee as a way to suppress hunger as they do more harm than good by impairing nutrition absorption. No one can deny the fact that we all work to feed our stomachs, but we never really care to listen to the signals of our hungry and unsafe stomachs.
Fonda is simple, eating is a new way to shed those kilos. Are you still skeptical? Try it and believe it!