Magic Secrets That Will Have You Shedding Pounds

Do any true diet plan secrets exist out there? Or are they purely myths? I’m talking about the magic secret that will have people shedding pounds quickly and easily while the rest of us sit around eating our lettuce. Well the answer to this is both yes, and then no. It really depends on your point of view. But truly successful diets do have some of the same general characteristics.

Crash Diets Are A Disaster

If you like disasters, then try one of those ‘crash course’ diets. Or try drinking some kind of Chinese tea for a week and see if that works. The sad part about these is that your body is going to think it’s in a state of starvation. And you won’t be losing any pounds. What you end up doing is cannibalizing the muscle mass. This will cause your metabolism to slow down. And once you start back on your regular eating routine, anything you may have lost comes right back. And now you’re more likely to keep it on.

The same thing applies to diets that only include one or two food types for all three meals. Your body doesn’t get the necessary nutrients it needs to operate properly. And once you fall off the wagon on one of these diets, you’ll more than likely celebrate with a half gallon of rocky road ice cream. And then any progress you might have made is gone for good.

Here’s the bottom line. Crash diets are not good for you, and are ill-advised. Andy good and successful diet will be one that is done over the long term. The progress is slow and steady, but it works if you can be consistent with it.

Eat Fresh and Stay Away from Processed Foods

Some of your best proven diets have certain aspects in common. Some of these are medium to high protein foods, some simple carbs, and little or none of the bad fats. You also find they have a proper amount of fiber and are alcohol free.

Some of the things you want to stay away from are white flour-based foods and highly processed foods. Keep away from simple carbs like sugars. Whenever your blood sugar rises like after drinking a soda, then the body release insulin to manage the sugar. The insulin throws the body into fat storage mode, and you’ll lose any progress you were making losing fat.

Keep Away From Bad Fats & Junk Food

Always steer clear of bad fats, like trans-fats. French fries are bad for this. It’s like they were created specifically for congesting the cardiovascular system. People do need fat to survive, but we need the good kinds, that come from fish and seeds, and nuts and olive oil.

When you eat fiber, you find it’s very filling. This lessens your hunger and enables you to eat less. It also is good for helping with digestion, and it slows the release of the simple carbs into the blood. A smaller sugar increase means a smaller insulin release, which allows your body to keep burning fat.