Fruit is Healthy But Could Be Detrimental To Fat Loss
I'm just now getting back in cardio and fat-burning shape after bulking up for about 6 months (way too long) this winter. It's getting to be that time of year where you need to start improving your workouts and diet, if you haven't already, if you want to be significantly leaner by summertime. It takes time and your diet needs to be tweaked a little bit. Here are a few questions I get on that subject:
I'm looking to lose about 3 inches of belly fat. Are there some foods or tips that will help me Question:
What can I have for a snack ..yogurt? I am always hungry!! Even with eating 6 times a day and 1200 calories. I heard pineapple and grapefruit can help? Thanks!
Unfortunately there is no secret really. I'd say that the foods that can help the most are 100% rolled oats, Flaxseed, egg whites, wild alaskan salmon, asparagus, broccoli, celery, and spinach salad. Lots of water and green tea
Nope, don't do pineapple or other fruits. While some fruits have diuretic or metabolism-enhancing properties (grapefruit is an example), the sugar content cancels out most of the benefits.
Fruits are great for general health, but when it comes to complete fat loss, the less fruit the better. If you are going to consume any fruit, it should be in the morning or post-workout when its simple sugars can be used up immediately by the body
No fruits at all when you are trying to lose as much body fat as possible. Yes 1-2 lbs per week is reasonable unless you are doing a very large amount of cardio, then maybe a little bit more is feasible. 1200 Calories a week is definitely on the low side though if you are active and anywhere close to average or above average in size for a woman. You will need to eat at least a couple hundred calories more on at least a few days per week to keep your metabolism from dipping down too low.
For snacks try Carrots, Yogurt, Celery w/Hummus, Natural Peanut butter or almond butter, skim or soy milk, whey protein powder, tuna. Lots of water and tea to help keep you full as well and reduce appetite
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