Do you need to lose a few pounds or more to be in good shape and look sexy again? Well, if you really do then you definitely need to start with a change in your life style. Do not worry, not a major change, but a little tiny one that can gradually affect your eating habits in a way, that you will eat less and lose weight.
You do not need to stay in expensive weight loss clinics for months to be fed with fresh fruits and half-stewed vegetables, take a handful of pills that are supposed to boost your metabolism to burn the fat. It is efficient, but also expensive, takes lot of time and separates you from your home, work and fun you sheared everyday with family.
Do you believe me that there is an easier way to reach your weight loss goal? Of course there is – with the home diet food delivery services. As you can see these are not just ordinary food delivery services, but they are diet foods delivered directly to your home or office at reasonably low prices.
The prices vary somewhere between $40 and $240 per week, which is not so cheap. But if you compare them to the costs for a weight loss clinic stay or calculate all expenses for weight loss products, books, videos, and time for shopping and cooking – it turns out that the diet food home delivery service is a good bargain.
How diet food delivery services work?
The food for the whole week is delivered to your home packed for safety shipping. It includes complete meals, shakes, puddings, bars and soaps. They are well balanced and portion controlled.
What you have to do is very easy – just heat the meals to get them ready for eating or prepare the powder shakes in a glass with water, milk or juice.
With the diet food home delivery service you also receive a diet plan to follow, as well as additional information to help you stay motivated and informed.
The price usually includes a toll free phone, where you can ask diet specialist for professional help and support.
Once you find the right home diet food delivery service for you, stick to their diet plan and meals, and I promise you for a month or so you will see the results.
A feeling of sluggishness accompanied by a feeling of having a permanently full belly and sometimes indigestion are all signs that it is time to detoxify your system. Sometimes you might feel that you are overweight and obese and if you find that your liver may be complaining of excessive toxins, you must sit up and take note as this might be a wake up call for you.
A very common feeling is that of feeling like bring up or a slight nauseous feeling when you see very rich food such as fried stuff or very sweet food. This is a sign that your liver may be unhealthy and that your system needs to be cleansed – and fast. This is the time to figure out and go on a detox diet for a while nd give your body time to rejuvenate.
Detoxification is a systematic plan of reducing if not completely removing harmful toxins from the system. There are many detox plans that one may resort to if they need to cleanse the system of harmful toxins. The best plans are the natural plans and consist of detox diets that last from 5 to 10 days. There also detox exercise plans along with the diet that assist the body to get back into shape. You may have detox massages, medication and yoga but the best laid plans that cannot go wrong is the detox diet plan.
A detox diet plan is a plan that will teach you how to eat and what to eat apart from when to eat. All these parameters are equally important and need to be learnt. When you know the right food that can help you lead a healthy life you might just stick to eating healthy. This way you will not need to detoxify your system for years.
A detox diet consists of mainly organic food. This food is mainly green leafy vegetables and fruit. Without the harmful ingredients such as preservatives and additives the food is naturally accepted without the body having to go all out to eliminate the harmful chemicals that go into processing meats and processed foods. Natural food is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals these are much needed for the development of a healthy mind and body. Then there are the natural fibers these foods provide the body. These fibers are very necessary for the body to repair tissue.
There is some caution that needs to be observed while on a detox diet though. If you are planning on getting pregnant or already are, it is best that you stick to the diet you are used to until after you have recuperated from your delivery. You will need all the energy you can get. A detox diet will be a drastic change that your body may not be able to take.
So if you are thinking of starting a detox diet do confer with your medical service provider first. Remember that too much of a good thing is bad too. However, there are many advantages of detoxification and it should be tried at least once a year.
That’s the consensus from researchers now more interested in “energy density” and “food volume” as opposed to the supposedly tried-and-true “Glycemic Index.” The Glycemic Index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrate-containing foods, based on the food’s effect on blood sugar compared with a standard reference food’s effect. In short, how carbs affect your body, insulin spikes, and consequently fat storage.
For years nutritionists (myself included) were all about the GI. “Eat foods low on the GI, and you’ll store less fat”, we all chanted. And, there’s some truth to it – just not for the reasons we originally thought. Insulin is still a major issue for heart disease and diabetes management, that is a given. However, it turns out that the energy of food itself may be the key to long-term fat loss.
I’m going to cover a bit about energy density here today. The subject is really quite involved, so I’ll be covering it over several issues – and really trying to focus on what you need to know ‘now’ in order to make this amazing distinction work for you when it comes to shedding body fat.
First, here are some comments on the latest research from my friend and colleague Christian Finn.
“When I first read about the glycemic index in the early 1990’s, it seemed to make perfect sense. And, being one of those people who have a tendency to obsess over small details, I invested a lot of time and effort in eliminating foods with a high GI from my diet.
“Much of this effort, unfortunately, was a complete waste of time.
“It’s not that there’s anything wrong with following a diet that has a low GI. However, if you make the same mistake that I did and focus only on the glycemic index (without making a change to your calorie intake too), chances are you’ll end up feeling frustrated because you’re not losing any weight.
“In one of the most recent studies of the glycemic index, researchers from the University of Minnesota tested whether lowering the GI of a diet already low in calories would have any further effect on weight loss.
“The researchers compared the effects of three low-calorie diets, each with a different glycemic load, on 29 obese adults. All of the diets – high GI, low GI or high fat – provided the same number of calories.
“For the first 12 weeks, all food was provided to the subjects (the feeding phase). Then, 22 subjects were told to follow the assigned diet for an additional 24 weeks (the free-living phase).
“After 12 weeks, all three groups lost weight. However, there was no significant difference in weight loss between the groups. Subjects on the low GI diet lost, on average, 21.8 pounds (9.9 kilograms), while those on the high GI diet lost 20.5 pounds (9.3 kilograms).
“In summary, lowering the glycemic load and glycemic index of weight reduction diets does not provide any added benefit to energy restriction in promoting weight loss in obese subjects,” conclude the researchers.
“Eating a diet with a low glycemic load can help with weight loss. But, that’s largely because many foods with a low glycemic index (with the exception of high-fat foods like nuts and avocados) also have a lower energy density.”
So what does all this mean? All food can be measured in terms of “energy density”. Foods that physically weigh very little yet contain a lot of calories, have a high energy density. Many fats would be in this category. The inverse is true – foods that gather their volume from water, fiber, and non-caloric elements like fruits and vegetables (eaten, not in juice form) have a very low energy density factor despite weighing in as heavy as some of their energy-dense counterparts.
Let’s not confuse “energy density” with foods that give you energy. In fact, it’s just the opposite – often the foods with the lowest energy density (those with the lowest calories and the greatest volume, or weight) provide sustained energy.
Let’s break this down into something we can use. I was working on a “diet plan” well before reading some of the information I discovered when researching this article. However, I want to give props to those who had the same idea. Dr. Barbara Rolls and her “Volumetrics” plan really kicked off my interest in energy density. Also, a great and simple book called “The Three Apple A Day Plan” by personal trainer/nutritionist Tammi Flynn solidified my thoughts that the key to long-term fat burning is found in volume and energy density of food. Literally, how much your food ‘weighs’ for the amount of calories that food provides.
Let’s start right now with the basic foundation: consume foods that consume you. This means eating foods that require a lot of energy from the body to process. Celery fits the bill, but you don’t want to live on it – that’s for sure. Don’t worry, I’m not asking you to. However, you can use celery, protein foods that are higher in thermogenic response (meaning they generate more heat and conversely burn more calories), and low-energy, high-volume foods to fill you up. With that combination, it’s next to impossible to go wrong.
And, it tastes good!
Here’s step one: eat an apple 15 minutes prior to your first meal. Then simply eat a normal breakfast for you. You’ll find you eat less, and your cravings for sugar are diminished. You’ll also find that the pectin in the apple peel will help your blood sugar stabilize, hence you’ll be less hungry throughout the day.
Step two: eat 1-2 raw carrots immediately prior to lunch. Then, just eat your normal lunch. (How easy is this?!) The carrot should ‘not’ be feared, even though it is a “high GI food.” It’s also a very low energy density food, and that’s all you need to worry about.
Step three: eat 1-2 raw celery sticks prior to dinner. Then, just eat a high protein, low-carb dinner. That’s it.
Just doing these three things can cause radical changes in your body’s ability to cleanse itself, burn more fat, and fill yourself up prior to eating “normally.” After this stage, we kick it up a few notches and really get the fat burning happening – but for now, start here. Feel the power of energy.
Remember: the weight of your food reflects the weight you see on your scale. Eat food that weighs more but has less calories in the form of energy density and you’re well on your way to a healthy, long-term solution to fat burning.