bookmark_borderLosing fat for a fit body

Losing fat for a fit body

Belly fat is a major source of annoyance. It seems as if fat is easier to store here than on other parts of our body.

A low carbohydrate diet is the ideal way to lose fat around the abdominal area and other parts of the body. This way you can easily create a fit body. Even without exercise.

What is a low carbohydrate diet?
When you start eating low carbohydrates, you soon notice that this has an effect. You notice that stored fat will burn pretty quickly. You lose weight. At the same time, you can continue to eat tasty food and the number of eating moments does not have to change. With a low carbohydrate it is all about less carbohydrates being eaten. Calories or fats are not considered.

What do you eat during a low carbohydrate diet?
lose fat for a fit bodyDuring a low-carbohydrate diet you are relatively free to eat whatever you want. Provided you stay below a certain number of carbohydrates. With some diets there are guidelines that you must strictly adhere to. With other diets, so-called weekly menus are prepared and this is your common thread. As a rule, few sugars are eaten during a low-carbohydrate diet. In addition, food such as pasta, bread and potatoes are kept to an absolute minimum. You eat a lot more vegetables, fruit to a limited extent by fruit sugars. Do you like to eat protein-rich foods such as meat, fish or nuts? With a low carbohydrate diet this is no problem at all and there are often no restrictions for that. Because this fits within the low carbohydrate regime.

Training for a fit body
Although it is not necessary to exercise for a fit body, it helps to further shape the body by doing muscle training. Your body position will improve and the body will take on a tight shape. This does not necessarily mean that you have lost weight. Muscle training does not really help with weight loss and is especially important for creating a tight body.

Do you want to create a tighter belly? If you have lost a few pounds, you can start with abs exercises. If you effectively start abdominal muscle training, muscle growth will be stimulated and a six-pack may occur. Keep in mind that a tight stomach only becomes visible when you have lost any excess belly fat. Do you enjoy doing abdominal exercises or do you find it important to improve your posture through strength training? Then that can of course be good reasons to start with this. But it will not have a visible effect.

bookmark_borderHealthy fats and unhealthy fats

Healthy/unhealthy fats. What is it now Eating fat or not? Some diets are aimed at less fat intake, while other diets say that it is necessary to lose weight. To get to the point quickly … the human body does not function properly if it does not ingest fats. But you have to eat healthy fats. In this article, I will take you into the world of VET.

Fat is healthy

Fat is an important energy source for our body. It contains vitamins A, D and E, but also important fatty acids that our body needs. Our brains, eyes, muscles and immune system in particular need fats or fatty acids.

Part of these fats are partly produced by our body itself, but a number of important fatty acids can only be obtained through food intake. A world-renowned heart surgeon recently admitted that he and his colleagues had given the wrong advice for years. Low-fat diets seem to encourage heart disease. Read the original article here .

Healthy fats

Healthy fats in nutsUnsaturated fats have a positive (reducing) effect on our cholesterol levels. Unsaturated fats raise the good HDL cholesterol and lower the bad LDL cholesterol. These unsaturated fats are found in both vegetable products (such as nuts, olives and oil) and in animal fats (such as meat).

These unsaturated fats are not only healthy for us, they are even essential. They contain fatty acids that our bodies do not make, but need. And in fact … you even need unsaturated fats to lose weight. They stimulate the hormone production that is needed to start and keep fat burning going.

Which products can you eat best? Very simple … products that are as natural as possible. Think of nuts, fish, sunflower and olive oil and so on. I would also recommend that you eat organic food. I know … it is a bit more expensive, but then see it as a cheap life insurance policy and a saving on your medical expenses. If you do it in combination with a low- carbohydrate diet , you will save on groceries anyway.

Still healthy fats

Unhealthy fatsThey are known as ‘less healthy fats’ … the saturated fats. They are mainly found in animal fats such as in full-fat cheese and meat and also in coconut fat. At the beginning of this paragraph I consciously wrote “they are registered …”. The reason that the saturated fats have a bad image is the cholesterol level. However, recent studies indicate that saturated fats are not that problematic at all. In fact … since we started eating them less, the number of people with obesity has increased by 100%. Read my article about the misunderstanding of the saturated fats .

So don’t feel guilty if you eat a nice piece of meat. And from now on mainly eat ‘fatty products’ instead of ‘light’ or 0% fat products. The latter contains so much mess to make it taste good that it speeds up the production of body fat.

Unhealthy fats

healthy unhealthy fatsTrans fats are by far the least healthy. Avoid this as much as you can. They are fats that mainly originate in the factories when processing food. They raise cholesterol and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Trans fats are monounsaturated fats with a so-called trans structure. Trans fats have the nasty property of increasing the LDL cholesterol in your body and lowering the HDL cholesterol. You can find a nice overview of products with many trans fats here .

My favorite (fatty) dish

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If I don’t know what to eat, I opt for a tasty salad with tuna, mayonnaise (without sugar, at the health food store), cucumber, 10 almonds, pine nuts and an egg. As a joke, eat this once every week in combination with a breakfast of 3 eggs in the morning and the belly fat melts like snow in the sun. Don’t you like tuna? Then replace the tuna with chicken strips or turkey. Really delicious!🙂

What is your experience with eating fats and proteins? Have you lost weight? How did you feel?

If you don’t lose weight, you eat too little fat

Do you also know about those people who do everything according to the book, but who always keep being overweight? Or are you perhaps one of them yourself? Chances are that you mainly eat ‘light’ products and little fat. This is because fat plays an important role in burning fat. So if you eat incredibly healthy, leave plenty of carbohydrates, drink enough water and exercise, but you do not lose weight … just eat two more (healthy) fats for two weeks and the fat melts like snow in the sun. Good fats, of course.

Your body cannot live without fat

Your body needs fat to function. We need fat for our skin, eyes, brain, muscles, and immune systems need fats. Our body cannot produce some vitamins such as A, D, E and K. And this vitamin gets the body from fat. The result if you eat too little fat is that your body keeps asking for food because it is not yet provided with all the necessary building blocks. An additional advantage of fat is that it gives you a feeling of satiety, which makes you less hungry. More and more studies are now even showing that eating enough fat helps prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Eat fat to burn fat

If 25-30% of your diet is fat, it even increases your testosterone level and testosterone is one of the most important hormones for muscle growth. And the more muscle you have, the higher your metabolism. And the higher your metabolism, the more fat your body burns as standard.

Avoid trans fats

Saturated, unsaturated and polyunsaturated … it doesn’t really matter that much. Fat food is always composed of all these fats. Especially avoid the trans fats. Those are the real culprits.

File: Low carbohydrate

On this blog we write a lot about low carbohydrate eating and low carbohydrate diets. Want to know more about this. then you can easily find your way within this topic via the file “low-carbohydrate eating”. You will find the basics, but also all the articles that touch on this topic. Read more about the low carbohydrate diet .