Healthy nutrition and fasting days

Healthy nutrition and fasting days

Posted by AthleticsFit On Feb 21st 2019

Slim body and free step are a dream of every woman, however not everyone can make this dream come true. How to do the trick? It's not that difficult if you take it seriously.

Benefits of fasting

According to nutritionists, if you fast regularly and eat low-cal food, you will surely achieve the desired weight loss, though it will not happen in a blink of an eye. You have to be patient to get the result. You should fast every week for at least 4 months.

However, do not cherish the hope that one fasting day a week will be your weight loss magic bullet. In order to lose weight, you need to stick to a healthy diet on other days and do a proper workout. If you ignore these points, your excess weight will be leaving you for a while, just to come back again, driving you to despair.

Do you really need fasting days?

If you are one of those people who stick to a healthy balanced diet, it makes no sense to fast. After all, it is for your physical and mental well-being that you eat healthy food.

Fasting days are necessary for full-bodied people. Light stress makes subcutaneous fat burn, while reducing water retention. In this way you can get rid of more than 1.1 lb of your excess weight in a day. However, you need to refrain from getting hooked on such a weight loss method, and not turning it into fasting for several days in a row. Since the lack of a balanced nutrition misleads your body, it goes into a “saving mode”. As soon as you return to your normal eating, your body begins to accumulate fat for a rainy day. And it falls back into place.

Thus, benefits of periodic body cleansing are doubtless, but usually the desired effect is temporary, and after fasting days you will have to take great pains in order to maintain the result. It is easier and safer to follow the course of healthy and tasty nutrition combined with proper workout and keep fit without unnecessary stress of fasting.

Basic principles of "proper" weight loss 

If you stick to a healthy diet, fasting days mean balanced eating with no need to feeling hungry. It is important, however, to properly distribute the intake of products throughout the day, depending on their energy content and ingredients. High-protein foods should be eaten for breakfast and lunch. Start your meal with vegetables and salads to activate the production of gastric secretions. Fruits and vegetables should prevail in meal plans for weight loss.

The consumption of an adequate amount of water is equally important for losing weight. It must not be less than half a gallon per day. Water improves both the work of your digestive system and your skin condition. Sugary foods should be excluded from your meal plan.

Breakfast that is loaded with protein and carbohydrates, will help you develop proper eating habits. Those who do not neglect breakfast, seldom need additional snacks during the day and eat less in the evening. The best breakfast is oatmeal made with water and fruits, and without butter.

Don't get distracted by extraneous activities (reading, watching TV) while eating, as it distracts your brain from receiving a saturation signal.

The important point in the so-called fasting days is the replacement of high-calorie foods with less “harmful” ones. For example, replace fatty pork meat with lean rabbit meat or chicken breast; use natural yoghurt instead of cream or olive oil instead of sunflower oil.

The main component of healthy nutrition for losing weight is fresh low-carb food, loaded with fiber and vitamins. It is a well-balanced and nutritious diet that is offered by AthleticsFit to people who want to lose weight and keep fit in the future.