In a few months summer will arrive and we will all escape to the beach in an attempt to be cooled down. Naturally, this is also the time of the year where we evaluate our bodies after the winter and decide if we should start to follow a diet in order to lose some weight.
Lack Of Energy
The question is, how can you lose weight in an easy and efficient way? Well, first of all there is an understanding of that as long you are counting your calories and your body is in minus, you will lose weight. This is partly true, When the body consumes less calories and is in lack of energy, it is forced to use its own storage of energy and that is when you will start to lose weight.
Daily Important Nutrients
With that said, there is a huge difference between calories and it is crucial that you are not just counting calories (unfortunately, that is why a chocolate-diet is not working!). Protein, carbohydrates and fat are all important nutrients in a daily diet; neither of them should be left out. However, there is a big difference between how the body is reacting when it is consuming the different nutrients.
A calorie is not just a calorie. From the moment your body consumes some food it will start a thermodynamic process. Now this sounds very complicated, but it is actually quite simple. In simple words, the body will use energy in order to break down the food and obtain the vitamins and minerals. This means, you are actually burning calories by eating. The amounts of calories you are burning are different whether if it is protein, fat or carbohydrates. Your body will burn significantly more calories when it breaks down protein compared to carbohydrates and fat and that is why protein is important in a healthy weight loss. Here is one reason why it is important to look behind the calories.
Food is more than just calories
Another reason is that food is so much more than calories; it is the human’s source for vitamins, minerals and enjoyment. There is a lot of healthy delicious food that is worth trying and to just eliminate food to only be about calories is simple a shame. Therefore, forget about the calories for a moment and enjoy some healthy food.