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Some good combinations include:
- Chicken/Brown rice/Broccoli
- Tuna/Medium baked potato/Green beans
- Lean cuts of beef (once a week)/Sweet potato/Salad
Metabolism” is the rate at which your body burns through food. When you hear that someone has a “fast metabolism,” this simply means that the person’s body is efficiently using the calories derived from food whether active or at rest.
Bottom line is that eating all the time makes you burn more calories. When you begin to miss meals your metabolism slows down immediately. This triggers the bodys starvation response and stops you from being a fat burning machine.
Sugar messes with the insulin in your body effecting your metabolism. This causes you to become fatigued and promotes storing of fat. Most of your carbohydrates should come from slowly digesting complex carbohydrates.
- Brown rice
- Wild rice
- Sweet potatoes
The brain reacts by causing you to crave all the wrong things. Ice cream, brownies, cookies, cake and so forth to increase your serotonin levels. When you eat these things you feel good momentarily until your body crashes and you begin to crave sugar again.
How do you stop the craving?
- First, do not have any of these foods readily available for consumption.
- Second, turn on as many lights as possible to boost serotonin.
- Third, do something else like go for a quick invigorating walk outside, read, take a shower, drink some water. Whatever it takes to distract yourself.
While you should avoid large amounts of saturated fats, Trans-fats, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils in your diet, you should derive a minimum of 15-20% of total calories from good, dietary fat.
We need dietary fat for proper hormone production, joint health, cell membrane integrity and healthy skin, hair and nails. Some good sources of dietary fat include:
- Olive oil
- Natural peanut butter
You should be having at least 8-10 glasses a day!
So by chewing your food longer, these hormones fulfill their duty of making you feel fuller by the time an hour has already passed. Many eat faster than their bodies can tell them that there is no longer enough space for the food to go. So if you eat your food too fast, the reason why you still feel hungry is that your brain and body doesn’t know that your stomach is already stuffed. Call it a delayed reaction.
Why not try it yourself and see? Eat slower and chew your food well and you will be amazed about how much less you actually ate.