Food, Dieting and Health

July 24, 2010

By Lance D’Aoust

Here is my OPINION and Experience about Food, Dieting and Health

The way you look at food and eating is important because going on a special diet is the reason you will not lose weight and keep it off. If you want to be healthy and stay healthy you cannot go on and off diets. The way you think is the solution.

Hunger is a Complex Mechanism that is Simple to Understand:

Pay Attention to your Eating Schedule

Sometimes, you can be on empty and not realize it because you’re not doing much to burn energy. And then the moment you’re active your body starts demanding energy, which it doesn’t have a fresh supply of. This is where you experience panic and hunger at the same time, or the sensation of seeing stars or even vertigo. That’s how you know you’ve been playing Wii too long.

Eating and Resting

When you eat, and then sleep, your body doesn’t burn what you’ve just eaten at the same pace as if you were active. Instead it stores most of it.

When you eat and feel tired right away, that’s because your body is working really hard at processing it. Sometimes it’s the result of over eating, or eating something that is hard to break down – like steak.

The Starvation Diet

When you DO NOT EAT – the starvation diet – your body goes on the defensive and stores as much as it can get, and burns up what it already has available. This conservation mode results in muscle loss and fat gain. Fat is stored energy. You might look thinner but you’re going to be soft, weak, have wrong skin color and a poor immune system and a cough or cold a lot of the time.

Understanding is Key

So for managing a stable body I recommend an understanding of your body and eating only when you actually need it – not any other time. Obviously you have to consider WHAT you eat. Feeding sugar (processed or not) to an empty belly is not going to produce positive results. Stick to as much non-processed foods as you can, and that includes eating free range animal products that are free of added hormones and antibiotics.

1 Comment
November 11, 2010 @ 6:05 am

come to think of that , i never considered it in that way before

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