The diet is the most important part of a healthy lifestyle and losing weight. With careful management one can easily stay away from harmful foods containing saturated or trans fats. A lot of Americans have strayed away from a higher protein diet, which is why they lose out on the thermogenic effect of being on one (fat burning). Remember, the RDA’s that are on all the nutrition labels are for an average, somewhat sedentary individual with little or no daily training regimine. The more active one is with weight training and cardiovascualar activity, the more protein is needed in the body.
Another tip is to stray away from the Big 3 (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and adopting a more balanced meal plan of at least 5 smaller meals a day. This creates a better absorption rate of nutrients instead of getting sent back to the liver and being stored as fat. The general rule of thumb for a meal is the 1-2-3 approach: 1 part fat, 2 parts protein and 3 parts carbohydrates. This means for every 100 calories consumed, no more than 2 grams of fat should be part of it.
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