I’ve always been a fan of the “hwasa diet,” or the eating plan that is designed to help you lose weight without restricting calories. This is a diet in which individuals eat healthy meals every single day, typically with no snacks, limiting their intake to 500 calories per day, and sticking to a 10-12 day eating plan. Since I’m not overweight anymore, I try to use it to help me lose weight because I hate feeling hungry.
I dont know about you, but it is not easy to stick to a diet without snacks every second. It is the time between meals where we can get the most calories from them, and this is the time when we should eat carbs most. Our bodies need carbs to help fight off hunger, but it is also the time for our bodies to make the most protein. As a result, our bodies need to eat protein throughout the day to make up for the calories that go to fat.
We all know that protein is important for muscle growth, but it is also the time our bodies make the most insulin. This causes our blood sugar to spike, which causes our body to store fat. This is why we have to watch our sugar intake and eat carbs before we go on a diet. It is also the time when we should eat carbs most. Because, if we eat carbs all day, our body will store more calories as fat.
Yes, you read that right. Most of the carbs you need to burn for energy are stored as fat. But carbs are not the only foods that cause insulin spikes. We store fat because a lot of that fat comes from our bodies’ fat cells. So when we eat carbs, our bodies need to burn them as fat as well.
Like any good plan, this requires us to know what to eat and when. It also requires that we know when to exercise. But as we all know, we either need to do a lot of exercise to burn off excess calories, or need to stop exercising to get to that point. I found a great article by Dr Mike Prentice of LIVESTRONG.COM entitled “The Seven-Factor Approach to Getting Healthy”.
So here’s the thing about fat cells. They are really, really good at storing fat. When we eat carbs, our bodies burn off the excess, and then the fat cells have to find a place to store it. There are seven different types of fat cells in your body. The types of fat cells that we have are called adipocytes. So our bodies store fat in adipocytes.
According to Dr. Prentice’s article, it’s a good idea to avoid carbs, sugars, and starches, as well as to avoid the use of highly processed foods such as chips, cookies, and candy. Basically, you don’t wanna do any sort of exercise or diet to lose weight, but if you wanna lose fat, then you wanna keep it off.
If you wanna lose fat then you gotta keep the fats off of you. Fat is the easiest way to lose weight. So how do you do that? By eating healthier. Thats right, eating healthier and you lose fat. One thing that makes it really easy to lose fat is to eat more healthy fats. The more healthy fats you eat, the harder it is to lose weight. So, for example, eating yogurt and eggs can help you lose weight.
I’ve talked to several exercise enthusiasts who have lost weight by trying to eat more healthy fats, but I’ve never heard of anyone losing fat by eating more healthy fats. Some lose weight by eating more healthy fats, but others just lose fat by eating more healthy proteins. So why do some lose weight by eating less healthy fats than others? Because they just want to lose fat. It’s a matter of priorities.