Health Tip: Protein is not the cure all when it comes to dieting. In fact, studies show that most of the rapid weight loss from protein only diets is fluid loss, which explains the difficulty of maintaining the weight loss. Most people need about 1gm of protein daily for every kilo (2.2lbs) of their body weight.
The key to remember that, as in all things, dieting requires a balance. Carbohydrates are an essential part of everyone’s diet. The best way to eat carbs is to eat them in small amounts and regular intervals, throughout the day. The problem is that most of us will sit down to a carb rich meal (pasta, potatoes, bread, dessert), and then we are overloading on carbohydrates. Indirectly, this can lead to diabetes as we overwork our pancreas.
I love to remind myself daily that food was made for the body, but, I will not be mastered by it ( 1 Cor 6:13) The truth is that dieting can often make us feel like we are slaves to the food we are trying to avoid. Ultimately though, as we gain control of our own daily diet, we have a freedom that comes from knowing we are not being mastered by our own cravings!
Ok, so the point of today’s blog is to remind you that dieting is all about balance. For the sake of your metabolism and overall health, try not to cut out any food group from your diet completely. Rather, learn to have a balanced, scheduled daily diet. As difficult as it may be, this is the sure way to maintain our healthiest weight. Of course, when it comes to vegetables, its highly unlikely that you could ever eat too many;-) Pass me the green beans please;-)