Which diet to choose? Is a diet plan important?
Which diet to choose?
Everyone has a diet, better or worse, by far the least troublesome solution to start is to change eating habits. At the very beginning we should not jump into deep water and get down to complicated calculations of caloric needs, or macronutrients distribution, which can effectively deter us from further changes.
An important aspect is to get rid of anti-nutritional products such as sweets, refined sugars, chips, fatty snacks such as salted peanuts, fast food, sweetened drinks and juices. Simply excluding products with these types of ingredients from your daily menu will already effectively move you closer towards a healthier life and improved body image. In addition, you will notice that more money will begin to remain in your wallet, which you will allocate to higher quality products.
What dietary rules to implement?
Try to make sure that every meal includes a portion of protein in the form of meat, offal, eggs, fish or dairy. An increased proportion of protein in your diet will effectively stimulate your metabolism, better utilize the nutrients contained in the meal, as well as prolong their digestion and absorption time in the body.
Use the least processed carbohydrates, the digestion of which will not cause a high rise in blood glucose and a feeling of drowsiness. Products such as groats, rice, whole grain pasta, or potatoes are ideal for an athlete's diet. Moreover, the less processed carbohydrate products are, the more rich in nutrients like fiber, vitamins and minerals. If you feel like eating bread, try to buy whole grain products, which are based on natural sourdough.
If you are not able to write a diet plan yourself, you can take help from specialists.
An important element is also the proportion of fats. Many people mistakenly assume that fats in the diet are responsible for weight gain and fat accumulation.
A lot of bad is also seen in saturated fats, placing them as the culprit for high cholesterol levels, which is also not entirely true. Sources of fat in your diet should be foods such as pork, offal, eggs, fatty fish, cold-pressed oils, avocado, coconut, almonds, walnuts, cashews or Brazil nuts.
The amount of fluids in your diet should be within the limits of about 3-3.5 liters per day. Use highly mineralized waters, rich in calcium and magnesium. There are no contraindications for drinking tea or coffee, but everything in moderation. If you want something sweet, use zero-calorie drinks, but don't let them make up more than a glass a day.