The story of a man reborn.
We are in a continuous circle of losing weight and increasing the pants’ size, eating healthy food and after loads of junk food… We diet for a while and when we see ourselves beautiful and with good figure, we stop dieting and start eating unhealthy food again. I included myself on that group and there is no point of “suffering” while we are on diet to get those extra pounds come off if after we forget all that suffering and start eating sweets, hamburgers, chocolate, etc.
Dieting is thought to make us change our eating habits, so we do not have to diet again and eat mostly every aliment. A few small alterations, such as slightly reduce food portions and choose drinks that are low-fat, sugar and alcohol, can help us lose weight. The only way to lose weight healthily and keep it off is to make permanent changes to the way we eat and exercise. We put on weight when the amount of calories we eat exceeds the amount of calories we burn through normal everyday activities and exercise. Most adults need to eat less and get more active.
An average man needs around 2500 calories a day and an average woman about 2000 calories to maintain his/her weight. These figures can vary according to age and levels of physical activity, among other factors.
There are plenty of ways to make physical activity part of your life. For example, take the stairs instead of the lift, walk to the next bus stop instead of the closest one to your home/work place, put the music that makes you feel “crazy” on and dance it at home, run around your neighbourhood, ride a bike… Regular physical activity…………..
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Last night my flatmate told me about doing the raw food diet for 2 or 3 days to detox. She told me that it is based on the belief that uncooked food is the most healthful aliment for our body and, apparently, you could lose around 5 pounds. We decided to give it a go and diet together because, as you know, it is always easier diet with someone else to support each other than diet on your own, don’t you think?
Anyway, searching more information about raw food, I have found that it has enzymes and nutrients that help the body reach optimal health, cooking food can diminish its nutritional value, for example, certain vitamins, such as vitamin C and folate are destroyed by heat. However, other aliments become more healthful after cooking, an example of these are tomatoes that contain three to four times more lycopene that raw tomatoes. It is always good to include fruits and veggies on your daily diet, so maybe after doing this diet for a while you may acquire new healthy eating habits.
There are plenty of variations of the raw food diet and you can shape your own. Generally, about 70 per cent of what you eat each day will be food that has not been cooked or microwaved. Start with 50 per cent and increase from there, find the balance that works the best with you. Most followers are vegan, but some choose to consume raw animal products like unpasteurized milk, cheese made from unpasteurized milk, sashimi, raw fish, and certain kinds of raw meat. It also includes fresh fruits, berries, vegetables, nuts, seeds and herbs in their whole, natural state……..
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