A Healthy Diet for Optimum Health

The body gets most of its energy from carbohydrates. When your body takes in less carbs than normal, you can expect to feel lethargic and drowsy. There are two kinds of carbohydrates. Sugars -simple carbohydrates- are the first. Starches, or complex carbohydrates are second. They are different in that your body spends more time digesting one than the other.

Starches take longer to digest than sugars which digest fast. Simple carbs are foods such as pizza, chocolate, cake, and other processed food with sugar additives. Certain highly nutritious fruits such as apples, bananas, grapes, and raisins fall in the category of simple carbohydrates too. Complex carbs are found in breads, cereals, nuts, pasta, and vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, and corn. Starches release energy a lot slower because they stay in the body for long periods of time.

Without energy the body doesn’t want to exercise, and this is why low-carb diets usually do not work. Dieters may become depressed and tired frequently. Typically the results from a low-carb diet plan are not long-lasting, since the dieter will be frustrated within a short period. Why? People usually eat healthier to get more energy, not less.

Weight loss and superior health can be contributed to excercise. It is possible to burn more calories by building muscle and boosting your metabolism. Even while resting, you will burn more fat if you have more lean muscle.

When you decide to try a too-good-to-be-true fad diet, you usually only end up losing water weight and lean muscle that you really want to keep. Carbohydrate sparing slows you metabolism and preserves the body’s current fat stores against the possibility of future nutrition storage.

Consuming smaller, healthy sized meals in the course of the day maintains your metabolic rate and provides the energy required to be active. Studies demonstrate that if individuals combine a healthy diet with physical activity they reduce their weight as well as fat by a greater amount than those who only restrict their diet.

Those looking for a “quick fix” may find that cutting out carbs will help them quickly lose a couple of pounds. But, eventually the result will be that you are likely to regain the weight later. A combination of exercise and healthy eating will give the long-term results you desire.

The more you resist it, the more you want it. So, Depriving your body of any particular food can only make you crave it more. To be a healthier individual you should practice moderation and be more active.


Perfect Health Diet: Regain Health and Lose Weight by Eating the Way You Were Meant to Eat by Ph.D. Paul Jaminet Ph.D. (Author), Shou-Ching Jaminet Ph.D. (Author)

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