Nowadays, there is so much conflicting advice on all aspects of health including nutrition and diet – what to eat, what not to eat, when to eat it and how to eat it! We would all like to have a good-looking body shape with defined muscles and a relatively low level of body fat but many people struggle or are confused with how best to tone muscles and keep weight down. When we talk about ‘weight loss’ we actually mean ‘fat loss’ in order to reduce body shape and many different diets have been, and continue to be, put forward as the key to weight loss. However, no one diet has been proven to be, without any doubt, more successful than any other as we are all different and what suits one person may not suit another.
At healthhub, we don’t believe in asking you to completely cut out your favorite foods, restrict your food intake too much, eat only protein foods or carbohydrate load your diet or go on a ‘clean’ diet as these methods are simply not sustainable, nor are they realistic.Therefore, the diet you follow has to be practical and use a variety of foods you like including a mix of carbohydrates, proteins and some fats – after all, you will be more likely to stick to it if you enjoy what you eat!
Dieting alone may help you lose weight initially but when you start eating ‘normal’ foods again most people find that their weight creeps back up. In order to achieve your desired result the most successful way to burn fat and change the shape of your body is to ensure a good mix of healthy eating and regular exercise so that you feel full of energy and resolve to keep up your new regime!