In my last post, I talked about loosing weight without stress or starving yourself. Truth is I have been maintaining my 57kg for the part 4 years which some of my friends finds unbelievable. Some thought I was probably using some medication or slim tea. Don’t get me wrong, I am not against slim tea or slim coffee but I am seriously against the abuse of medication to reduce weight. So, I am going to share my secret with you.
Weight loss in relation to health, medicine and fitness refers to the reduction of the total body mass. Remember that no matter what type of weight loss you choose, it goes hand-in-hand with exercise. Doesn’t have to be extreme exercises, passive exercises such as walking, mild jogging and swimming goes a long way. Findings shows that consumption of fruits on empty stomach can be really effective.
Fruit diet sometimes called ‘hallelujah’ diet is the use of raw fruits and vegetables in place of fatty and junk foods. Fruits and vegetables are less expensive, easily assessible and completely safe. Asides from assisting you shed some unwanted fats, other importance of fruits include:
- Cleanses the body from toxins.
- It contains vitamins and minerals needed for development.
- It helps to fight infection and build the body’s immunity.
- Restores lost electrolytes and fluids.
- It also helps to fight common illnesses such as scurvy, polio and flu.
We should however know that not all fruits are safe for weight reduction as some contains more calories than others and we are trying to cut down calories when we are reducing weight. Fruits like Banana, Mangoes, figs and avocadoes are rich in calorie. I am not saying it should be scraped out, I’m saying it should be eaten in moderation remember, too much of everything is bad. Now, safe fruits and vegetabls to eat and their usefulness includes:
It contains saturated fats, burns fat, reduces th urge to eat, contains lauric acid and monolaurin that helps to combat harmful pathogens. Coconut oil is also good for cholesterol issues, hair and skin.
It is rich in electrolytes and fluid content, contains Vitamin A which is an anti-oxidant, asides from helping to reduce weight it has potassium that helps maintain internal body fluids thereby maintain heart rate and blood pressure.
Guava is an excellent choice in weight reduction, it also helps prevent infection because of vitamin c in it, it also contains essential vitamins and minerals like copper, vitamin b6, bco and magnesium.
Remember the popular saying that ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ Apple is the perfect weight reduction therapy, not only that, it also contains several minerals and vitamins that help fight against infection and build up immunity.
Pear fruits is packed with health benefiting nutrients such as dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals and anti-oxidants. It contains low calories but highly nutricious and can also protect against colon cancer.
Excellent source of anti-oxidant, low calorie although sweet which could make up for the urge for sweet things, could be made into juice (natural), a good source of ascorbic acid which is good to fight infection. Can also act as laxative because of the fibre content.
BEANS AND LEGUMES
Green leaves and legumes are perfect for weight loss, beans contains more of carbohydrate than people perceived it to be but compared to white rice and bread, it is of low calorie and the point is not to scrap out a class of food. So beans can be substitute for these high-calorie carbohydrate. Cabbage, lettuce and cucumber are also good.
TOMATOES AND LEMON
Good sources of Vitamins and minerals. Lemon contains low saturated fats(also known as good fats). It helps to de-toxicate the body and lemons are also used for cosmetic purposes and teeth whitening.
It is excellent for people that want to lose weight, because of its poor calorie count. It is very good during hot weather, it can hydrate you immeasurably. Garden eggs are so good for the nervous system and heart. They help in lowering blood sugar level.
Remember to drink lot of water, stay healthy, stay fit!!!