Undoubtedly, burning fat is about consuming healthy food. When we eat right, eat healthy food, we do not have to bother about burning fat anymore. Working out at the gym for hours burning calories will not reduce your weight and burn enough of your fat when you do not consider what you consume. It means that burning fat by only doing exercise is not enough. Yes, you can burn fat and lose some of your weight by doing exercise but if you do not maintain what goes in from your mouth, soon you will get back the fat you burn. The root problem is controlling what goes into your body. And consuming healthy food is the solution.
What does it mean by consuming healthy food? The term healthy is very much dependent on the amount and frequency in consuming the food. There is no single food that contains all the nutrition our body needs. Thus, consuming healthy food actually talks about a series of eating healthy foods over time, in other words, having a healthy eating lifestyle. You do not get healthier right after you eat a lettuce; neither do you get significantly higher cholesterol by eating a piece of fried chicken. It is a series of eating those foods that affect your health. It is the constant action of eating the food you choose that affects your body. Thus, a healthy eating lifestyle is what is important.
How to choose healthy food?
There are two common characteristics of healthy food. First, the food is unprocessed. Second, the food is organic.
First, the food is unprocessed. It means we eat what nature gives. Most of the food is provided on our table after several processes. They are boiled, fried, grilled, or preserved. Most of these processes do not make the food healthier. The unprocessed food includes fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. To name some, whole grains, legumes, raw nuts, fresh sprouts, etc. Probably the only process that the food can go through is the process of cleaning. The food has to be made fresh on our table as if we eat it directly after we pluck them.
Why do we avoid processing food? After processed, the food may lose the very nutrition that our body needs; lose entirely or some in quantity. For example, we lose healthy vegetable nutrients after we cook them. After processed, the food may contain an ingredient that is dangerous for our body. For example, a higher concentration of heterocyclic amines (HCA) or polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) after the grilling process. HCA and PAH can cause cancer. PAH is also found in tobacco smoke.
Second, the food is organic. It means we eat pesticide-free food. The food is natural, not genetically engineered, and irradiated. This kind of food offers you the highest nutrition and the purest taste of all the food available. Choose organic food when you go to a restaurant. Include organic food on your monthly shopping list. Select packaged food that has organic labels, although you might need to check further on this one. Go organic.
Not only the selection of kinds of food that are concerned but also the nutrition that the food contains. Among carbohydrates, protein, and fat, protein is the one that uses more calories to burn. What does it mean? It means when you consume more protein, your body burns more calories. When your body burns more calories, your body is using more energy. It is identical to have you run in a longer period on your treadmill. It burns more of your body fat. Thus, the food that you consume determines how you will burn fat and lose weight.
Finally, your dream to burn more fat is not only about exercise. Exercise is, by all means, really good. But you also need to watch the food that you eat. By having a healthy eating lifestyle, rest be assured that it avoids the fat you burn to come backfilling up your body again. Consider healthy food as your daily menu. Filter your food choice. Get rid of those unhealthy foods. Make eating healthy food your lifestyle; choose unprocessed and organic food. You will be amazed at how this can work in your progress of losing your weight.