Supporters of proper diet claim that a diet should be followed for life – so you can keep the results. Supposedly, good nutrition is ideally suited for this type of diet. Proper diet, on the other hand, is a relative term and can mean very different things. So lets see what a long term diet should really look like.
Do not take your diet as a “diet”
“Diet” does not always mean restricting your food intake to lose weight. The diet can have different purposes. A very simple definition for a diet would be: “a set of principles by which you eat, and a list of foods that you should and shouldn’t consume”. Many people are literally scared of starting a diet, because they think that a diet means completely depriving yourself of something.
If you find it difficult to change your eating habits, and you’re afraid of the word diet, you can start with the creation of a new positive association: a healthy diet, the menu in order to maintain good physical shape, a sports diet for intense training. Change your relationship with food, and you won’t have to suffer.
Get to know the different eating routines
Counting calories, carbohydrate cycling, flexible dieting, paleo, clean eating, intermittent fasting etc. What unites them and differentiates from fad fat loss diets ? The fact that they are focused on quality of products, minimizing the consumption of processed foods. Each meal plan directs you to the more healthy food choices. By manipulating their number / amount of servings / calorie content, you will be able to achieve specific fitness goals.
Go against the dogma
There is a myth that in order to “spark” the metabolism and lose fat, you need to eat often. Despite people swearing that this is true, there is no scientific evidence that 5, 6 or 7 meals a day will help you burn fat. But there is evidence that you can overload your gastrointestinal tract.
People managed to lose fat and gain muscle with periodic fasting. The frequency of eating generally does not affect the results. Someone says that you shouldn’t eat after 6pm, you should eat fruit only until noon, you can not mix fats with carbohydrates etc, but it’s all a matter of convenience and taste.
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