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The path to good health and a healthy body weight is to create Healthy habits that are sustainable over time. Although every day the role that the foods we choose to consume in our general state of health is being verified more and more, it is important to say that they are also the main responsible for success in maintaining a calorie deficit-based pattern. Believe it or not, it is just as important when we eat certain foods.
It is true that in a balanced and healthy diet It is possible to incorporate any of our favorite foods, as long as they are consumed on special occasions and of course in moderation. Indulge ourselves and enjoy the food it is an important aspect of health and wellness. However, when we are on a path focused on weight loss, there are certain elements that should be avoided, especially earlier in the day and in fact it is very normal that consuming them can get in the way. hard road to lose weight.
For all those who feel stuck in losing weight and are not quite sure about the root of the problem We have news! Recently, experts in nutrition and medicine have verified that there is a group of foods that must be avoid completely in the morning (and in general) for the best results.
It is about the dreaded processed foodsWe well know that they will never be considered healthy and in fact with much greater emphasis in recent months we have been warned about the devastating effects of their consumption. The truth is that we can not pretend they do not exist and it is well known that at some point of trouble or whim, we have all consumed them.
However, it has recently been found that a high percentage of Americans get used to consuming at least one processed food in the morning. Without a doubt, it is one of the worst eating habits that we can establish and that will not only affect weight loss; it directly interferes with all the healthy habits we have developed. Let’s remember that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially because its quality in a certain way sets the tone that we will follow throughout the day.
Based on this, various specialists in nutrition and medicine have spoken about it. Such is the case of the declarations of the nutritionist Lisa Richards, creator of the system The Candida Diet, who explains the importance of the subject: “Studies show that with the food that we usually nourish our intestinal bacteria first thing in the day, it tends to be what we eat throughout the day. For example, foods made with refined carbohydrates will feed your gut bacteria with sugar and processed ingredients, which can lead to excessive consumption of snacks and caloric foods that will cause a rapid rise in glucose. “
It is clear that processed foods are undeniably deliciousTo this we must add that there is a wide range of succulent options to complement breakfast. Nevertheless eat them before noon, makes it much more difficult to maintain a healthy diet for the rest of the day. The reason is simple: They are highly addictive and will make the body unconsciously crave them for the rest of the day. In a certain way, starting the day with this type of food is the key to activating a signal in the brain that makes us want to consume foods high in sugar and fat the rest of the day.
To be even clearer, these foods include options such as: cakes, potato chips, crackers, patties, refined pasta, and baked goods / pastries. Which is quite normal consume before 12:00 noon, either as part of breakfast, snack or simply to accompany coffee.
We cannot forget that after the hours of sleep, we come out of a kind of natural fast and the body needs a wide variety of nutrients to thrive throughout the day and promote healthy weight loss. Starting the day with an initial load of sugary foods, rich in refined flours, calories and fat, will only make it more difficult to reach the daily macronutrient needs. Remember that refined carbohydrates (as are most processed products), they have been stripped of almost all fiber, vitamins and minerals. For this reason, they are popularly known as “empty” calories.
They are also foods that digest quickly and have a high glycemic index. This means that they lead to rapid spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels after meals. At the same time eating foods with a high glycemic index has been linked to Eat excessively And it is also a dietary habit that leads to an increased risk of many chronic diseases.
The main advice would be prioritize healthy food choices In the morning, it will undoubtedly be of great help to keep the energy stable during the day and mark a good way forward. Finally remember the most important thing, uA healthy diet that will lead to weight loss is a diet that you can stick with for the long term. without feeling deprived.
Of course eliminate consumption of processed foods completely on the diet, it will lead to faster results and of course your health will benefit in many ways. Let’s think about create sustainable eating habits and that also allow us to occasionally enjoy the joys of life. In such a way that when building a full day on nutritional issues, bet on giving priority to the nutritious dense food in the morning and use processed foods to a minimum, always starting after noon.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.