When taking on a weight loss diet you have to be sure that it works towards meeting your goals. There are a number of diets out there, however, it is important that you consult a Registered Holistic Nutritionist first before you go ahead and adopt diets that deprive you of important nutrients that your body needs.
While it is important to follow a balanced diet, which means that including all three food groups in your diet, even when you are working on weight loss, you could consider reducing the content of carbohydrates from your diet and replace it with monosaturated fats.
You will find monosaturated fats in olive oil, avocados and Macademia nuts. They have more benefits as well, for instance avocado is rich in fiber, olive oil in antioxidants and Macademia nuts in B-Vitamins.
Epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG is an antioxidant that is found commonly in green tea. In fact EGCG is found in a host of weight loss supplements as well. This nutrient helps increase heat production, by burning extra calories and by using the stored fat as energy. In fact, it is also known that EGCG helps stop the production of fat cells.
EGCG occurs naturally in green tea and works well when combined with caffeine.
An antioxidant found in raspberries, this nutrient has some great weight loss effects. It directly increases the burning of stored fat, it helps in increasing the effect of hormone adiponectin that is a fat burning and muscle energizing hormone.
Include raspberries in your diet to gain maximum benefit from this amazing nutrient.
Docosahexaenoic Acid or DHA
Docosahexaenoic acid or DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is found in oily fish like in salmon. This nutrient helps in stopping the growth of young fat cells and in fact kills them.
To make DHA a part of your diet, you should eat more oily fish, and if you are a vegetarian, you should try and pick an algae based DHA supplement.
Vinegar is a dilute form of the beneficial acetic acid. It has great glucose reducing effects. If one wants to maintain a lean body and continue their weight loss, controlling blood sugar is absolutely essential.
Add vinegar to most of your salads, make it a habit.
When it comes to picking the best weight loss nutrient, lean protein sources like poultry, dairy, fish and beef are the one’s to choose. Amino acids found in these protein sources allow your body to release glucagon, which is an energy stabilizing and fat-burning hormone. Digestion of protein makes your body release a hormone called CCK, which allows your brain to think that you are full. It is a known fact that one’s body needs more energy to breakdown protein as compared to fat and carbs and therefore is a must have in your diet.
Include lean proteins in your diet, they could vary from cottage cheese, organic chicken strips – the grilled variety and greek yogurt.
Fiber helps slow down digestion and is indeed a great nutrient for weight loss. It also helps one sustain high levels of energy and helps maintain stable blood sugar levels. Consuming fiber can allow your brain to think that you feel full.
The bets sources of fiber come from sources that are no over processed. The reason is that processing fiber will change its chemical make up, which leads to decreasing its effect of lowering cholesterol and making you feel full. Choose regular oatmeal instead of the baked chocolate chip variety or oatmeal in any other processed form.