Here are few tips that you can use in your dieting:
1. Eight, 8 oz. glasses of water everyday…this is a common diet tip and most people know this, yet they still don’t drink enough water during the day.
Important reasons for drinking water,
a) Its zero calorie, zero chemical, zero caffeine, and the ideal thing to curb your appetite.
b) Drinking water will flush out the bad toxins in your body, will get your kidney’s working, and even help your metabolism speed up a little.
c) Drinking water also takes up space in your stomach, it reduces the cravings just a bit, and will make you feel a little more full when you do eat your calories for the day.
Fiber, also called roughage or cellulose, should be an important part of anyone’s daily diet. It helps to reduce fatty deposits. Here is how it works: When fiber enters your digestive system it absorbs the available liquids, then as it goes through the body it almost has a sweeping or cleaning effect on the cells.
Fiber is not digested by your system. It goes through your system sweeping out the bad stuff and then facilitates elimination. It also reduces the re-absorbtion of bile salts (salts that digest and break up fats). Since the bile salts are prevented from re-absorbing, the fat is not permitted to re-enter into your system again.
What is a Diuretic?
A diuretic is a medication or chemical that promotes the elimination of fluid in the body. This can lead to an accelerated metabolism that seems to flush out the fatty deposits that may lodge themselves on cells. Diuretics break down fatty deposits into small chunks and makes it easier for your body to flush these nasty little things out of your body.
Asparagus contains the chemical asparagine.
Fat burning foods
1) Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits like, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes contain high concentrations of Vitamin C (this is also called ascorbic acid). This Vitamin C has a fat burning quality.
Vitamin C reduces the effectiveness of fat. It reduces its content and can liquefy or dilute fat. By diluting the fat, it makes it less effective, and easier to flush out of your system. Vitamin C also works on cholesterol deposits. Vitamin C can help burn out the cholesterol, hence, making it difficult for cholesterol deposits to form in blood vessels.
The diet for workout people, should at least include the following:
• 4 to 6 small meals per day (every 2½ to 3 hours)
• Each meal should include a portion of proteins
• A good multivitamin/mineral supplement
• You should drink more than two liters of water a day (stipulated is 2.4 litres/ day)
• A beverage containing 70 to 75 grams of carbohydrates (or a banana) to be taken right after the workout (The common man’s energy source is definitely the banana)
• More than 50 grams of proteins to be taken within 1½ hours following the workout.
If you fail to include one or more of the above elements in your daily diet, optimal muscle development will not be achieved.