New York, NY –
In an advertising world full of exaggerated promises and flashy colors, it is no wonder why consumers are hitting the shelves of the nearest vitamin stores instead of those at the local grocery markets. Crash diets and weight loss remedies seem to be in endless supply, yet customers often end up with unmanageable eating habits or unexpected disappointment. What is missing in these nutritional regimes is moderation. Crash diets are aptly termed, as participants habitually end up crashing and burning after such extreme changes in their lifestyle. The body and mind are both unprepared to undergo drastic adjustments after years of routine. “Weight loss in a bottle” remedies are equally far-reaching and do not promote the real solutions, those being balanced diets and exercise.
Rather than burn out on yo-yo dieting and unpredictable chemicals, here is a manageable proposition for you: Exchange one typically average meal a day for what is considered a “perfect” plate. A perfect plate will be based off your own body type by approximating how many calories and grams of carbohydrates, fats and protein you truly need a day. Several online calculators can be found on the Internet, which base your daily nutritional needs off of your body mass index (BMI) given your height and weight. It may seem tedious to calculate and consume such specific values of these three nutrients, but these very three nutrients are the basic components of life.
Protein is a major building block of muscle, so try to incorporate lean meats, fish or tofu with healthier starches like sweet potato and brown rice. Vegetables can also provide carbohydrates and vitamins, so skipping on the bread or pasta for one meal should be reasonable. By replacing a few slices of pizza at lunch with usable fats, energizing carbohydrates and muscle-building protein, one perfect meal a day may make a difference in appearance and motivation.
Stephanie E. Tuazon