If you’re carrying a few extra pounds or if you are really, really overweight, then you may already be planning the next diet program you want to try out. And lots of people will opt for looking for a quick fix — after all, when you want the weight to go, you REALLY want it to go. But, a short-term fix is exactly that…short-term, and it may not help with your weight long-term. Maybe, this time, you should try aiming for the longer term results by making healthy food choices instead.
So, why am I saying this? Why am I not telling you all about the latest crash diet that will see all of your fat disappear overnight? Well, I’m a long-term kind of person really. I can tell you one thing now — a crash diet MIGHT get rid of most of your excess weight. But, the results may only look good while you’re on the diet and you can’t stick to that kind of diet forever.
This is where making healthy food choices has to come into the picture. If you can replace your current eating habits (and let’s face it those probably aren’t great given the fact you’re reading this now!) with healthy eating habits, then you will simply take back control of your body, and what it does and doesn’t do with fat.
If you don’t make healthy food choices and simply continue to eat a junk food diet or simply too many of the wrong things, then your body has certain automatic reactions. It uses what it can from the foods you give it but the chances are you’ll also have stuff left over. Its automatic reaction here is to store as much of this excess stuff as it can (as fat), and get rid of the little that’s left. Sometimes it can’t even process out the leftovers though, so they hang around inside you too.
You can’t really stop your body from processing and storing what you give it — it is, after all, what it does.
But, and this is a really big but, you can help to control what it gets to process. If you strive to make healthy food choices then your body will get all the nutrition it needs so it can work right. But, it won’t have the extra junk left over to deal with. No extra junk equals no extra fat.
And, as you carry on cooking those healthy recipes to meet your healthy eating habits then you’ll start to see your body work to get rid of the fat you’re already carrying. If you eat less each day than you burn off then your body will start to have to use its stored fat to create energy. Little tip here — combining regular exercise with healthy food choices can make this happen WAY more quickly because the extra exercise will burn more stored fat off.
So, switching to a simple regime where you make healthy food choices may well be the way to go. You might even stop fat production in its tracks and you’ll start to train your body to blow away those extra pounds you’re already carrying. Could be a real win-win situation for you!