Usually, when people start following a weight loss regime, the first thing that comes to their mind is whether they should give up on carbs or go for fat-free foods. While following a weight-loss schedule, one that bothers most of the people is if they are eating an extra amount of carbs or low amount of protein, or whether their diet will spoil their routine.
There are so many diet plans that suggest the good and bad effects of these macronutrients on our body. This results in confusion with people ending up consuming an imbalanced diet. So, what is the way out? Which macro-nutrient should be avoided to lose weight? The answer is none, i.e., if you are on a weight loss mission, you should consume every macronutrient, as they all are essential for health. On this, Jillian writes, “One of these macronutrients are “better” or “worse” than the others. In fact, your body needs all three to function at an optimal level.”
If you want to lose weight, you don’t need to give up on any of the macronutrients. Following are some of the tips related to macronutrients that can help you overhaul your diet plan and lose weight in a healthy way:
Consider the Quality of Macronutrients and Foods:ADVERTISEMENT
Not all macronutrients are same; some are good while some are actually bad for your health. There are good carbs and there are bad, and the same is the case with proteins and fats. So, what differs good nutrients from the bad ones?
The answer is when foods are overly processed, i.e., removing nutrients and fibers, and stuffing chemicals and preservatives into them, they don’t remain healthy anymore. Jillian Michaels refers to these foods as “frankenfoods.” These foods negatively affect the metabolism and immunity of a person and often leads to unhealthy weight gain.
She advises to avoid foods containing unhealthy macronutrients. She comments, “Trash any foods with ingredients such as hydrogenated oils (trans fats), high-fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, and dairy products and meats raised with growth hormones or antibiotics.”
Balance the Diet
Eat the nutrients in balanced amount. Include an appropriate amount of all the major nutrients in your diet, so as to fulfill all the nutritional needs of your body. In her blog, Jillian suggests, “The ideal scenario for avoiding blood sugar spikes and satiety is to combine all three macronutrients in every meal.”
A well-balanced diet can be helpful in maintaining the levels of blood sugar, thereby, allowing you to smoothly follow your weight loss regime.
Eat According to the Need of Your Body:
The rate at which a body metabolizes the food varies from person to person. Thus, there is no specific amount of macronutrients that a person can involve in their diet. In this case, it is required to look for the nutritional needs of a body.
If a person often feels hungry, it shows that his/her body’s metabolism rate is comparatively faster and requires large amount of macronutrients to fulfill his/her body’s demand. Also, if the metabolic rate is slow, limiting the amount of nutrition can be helpful in losing weight.
It is advised not to ignore any of the macronutrients as they all are essential for the growth and maintenance of the body with individual nutrient having its own specific health benefits. Consume appropriate amount of nutrients that can fulfill the body’s nutritional demand. This will prevent you from gaining weight in an unhealthy way.