Losing Weight And Eating Healthily

December 2nd, 2013
Losing Weight And Eating Healthily

People who lose weight will often report feeling better in themselves after doing so.

While scientific research generally ignores anecdotal evidence, some scientists claim that in this case there it could be true.

It seems when you lose weight your cholesterol level improves and your blood pressure and metabolism start functioning properly, and at normal healthy levels. Energy levels also increase.

But losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight are not the same things. As such what could you do to help yourself?

Eating healthily is of prime importance. Yet, to many people this can give rise to negative thoughts.

However there are a number of foodstuffs which are now showing signs of resurgence in popularity. Not only can they help maintain a healthy weight but can boost energy levels.

For instance, Chia seeds can be added to everyday meals without it altering the taste of the food. Chia seeds have been around for thousands of years, and were once used by the Aztecs to deliberately enhance their performance.

The grain contains a high proportion of magnesium, potassium, iron and omega-3; and they are low in fat. Two spoons of chia seeds contain just 5 grams of fat.

Moreover the seeds also have one other benefit – they can make you feel full for longer. Hence, it can help reduce snacking.

Hemps seeds are another great source of burning off excess fat as they contain a very high proportion of Omega-3. In short, if you are looking for something to help you lose weight then hemp seeds are a good food source.

This particular seed is also high in fibre and like chia seeds will keep you satiated for longer.

As well as helping you maintain a healthy weight, flax seeds have an added benefit. The seeds contain phytoestrogens that act like oestrogen in the body. This helps your

hormones stay steady.

Two other grains which should be high on your list are sesame seeds and pumpkins seeds. The former contain magnesium, vitamin E and calcium, which are good for your body’s metabolism. They also help regulate blood sugar levels, something that is important for diabetics.

Pumpkin seeds are chock full of zinc which helps the body to produce testosterone which aids in building muscles.

All in all, maintaining a healthy weight is not difficult if you start thinking more seriously about what you eat and include energy boosting foodstuffs as part of your everyday diet.

In short, it is about returning to eating grains and pulses, something our ancestors would do naturally rather than constantly munching on fatty and sugary processed products which are also addictive.


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