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The No-Grease Diet
Joined 29.Mar.10
Created: 4 years ago
Many people still believe that weight loss plans are the best method to lose weight. Of course, people who eat too much can really benefit from a reduction of calorie intake. In general, however, it appears increasingly that the "counting calories" is not the solution to weight problems. With the weight loss diets you can quickly lose a few pounds, but this weight is quickly regained as soon as they are interrupted because the lost weight consists essentially of water and muscle tissue. The typical result of the schemes is the increased percentage of body fat and decreased muscle mass which will in turn burn less calories! This is called the "Yo-Yo" effect in which each cycle of loss and weight regain gets you even closer to obesity.
The purpose of a no-grease diet is not only to lose weight but to change the composition of the body in order to increase its ability to burn calories continuously. Most people get 30 to 40% of their calories from fat they eat, while only 6% are actually needed. To encourage and increase thermogenesis a few principles must be observed to stay slim:
Avoid saturated fats: they are the ones that the body converts more easily into stored fat. Eliminate sugars and limit alcohol consumption to a reasonable one glass of good quality wine. Drink water in quantity every day. Eat foods rich in fiber. Do some exercise every day. Even 30 minutes of walking will raise your metabolic rate for 24 hours. Do not eat anything in quantity. Keep your portion size for each food to about 150 grams.

Beware also of consuming too much sugar. The total amount of sugar that we are meant to consume per day is 90 grams. Whatever extra sugar you are eating will be converted and stored as body fat. The amount of sugar in a 375 ml can of Coca Cola is 45 grams. Needless to say that with just one can of soda you have more than fulfilled half your daily need of sugar intake. Best is to limit your sugar intake to breakfast. Just add a pinch of sugar to your morning coffee and spread a table spoon of marmalade or honey on your buttered toast and you are done with your sugar intake for the day!

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