There must be a million books out there offering best diet tips for weight loss. However, the bulk of the so called best diet tips for weight loss that are available all over the internet are not put together by professionals but rather by quacks posing as diet and weight loss professionals whereas most of their advice is downright dangerous. Here is some authentic advice.
First, determine your metabolism type
Our fingerprint is not the only thing that is different. Externally and internally too we are different. A diet that works for me will not necessarily work for you because the way your body metabolizes food will be different from the way my body does it. Your body’s biochemistry requires certain proportions of vitamins, proteins, fats and carbohydrates. This combination is somewhat unique for each individual and is called the body metabolism type. You first need to know what your body metabolism type is by visiting any of the numerous websites that will help you answer that question.
Once you are armed with the knowledge of your body’s metabolism type you can then proceed to creating your daily healthy eating plan (a sample one provided in the previous post ;)).
Your meal plan will depend on it. There are three metabolism types:
- Protein – they crave rich, fatty foods such as sausages, salty roasted nuts, pizza, burgers, French fries and so on.
- Carbohydrates – they have poor appetites and are happy with a minimal amount of food each day. They rarely eat unless hungry.
- Mixed Type – these people require a balance of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the everyday meal. This group basically has it easy because their food choices are greater.
Create your own custom meal plan based on your metabolism type
If you have a ‘protein type’ body metabolism, it means your body needs a diet high in fats and proteins but low in carbohydrates. I would however advice against going the Atkins way – avoid that kind of extreme. You can eat carbohydrates in the form of vegetables, whole grains and fruits but balance it with proteins and fats. Your meals and snacks must contain proteins otherwise you feel hungry. Only presence of proteins (along with fats and carbohydrates) will satiate you and make you feel contended.
To avoid fatigue and anxiety, eat three to four small meals a day.
To see how you can create custom meals for other metabolism types, check out ithe quick healthy weight loss tips blog post.