Food eaten late at night stops you losing weight

Reason why many diets tell you not to eat after a certain time in the evening is  because eating in the evening makes the body store more fat because it is not burned off with activity.

A study at the Dunn Nutrition Centre in Cambridge results revealed   “That people who skip meals during the day, then eat loads in the evening are more likely to be overweight than those who eat regularly throughout the day. This may be because eating regular meals helps people regulate their appetite and overall food intake.”

 It’s not when you eat that’s important, but the total amount you consume in a 24-hour period. The only thing that will stop you losing weight is if the calories in your evening meal added to the calories you’ve eaten during the day equal more than the calories you’ve burned during the day. So get into the habit of planning ahead.

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Understanding Food Labels

When I’m shopping I always read what I’m buying and what benefits are. Food manufacturers use front label trickery you that their brands are healthy. Don’t be fooled – always read the ingredients and Nutrition Facts. Taken together, the information on all three labels will help you make the healthiest food choices.

You’ll quickly see that many food items actually have hidden trans fats and high amounts of sodium, preservatives, and artificial flavorings. They are anything but healthy.



Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Definitions you should know:


·         FAT FREE – Has less than 0.5 grams of fat per serving
·         LOW FAT – 3 grams or less of fat per serving
·         REDUCED or LESS FAT – 25% less fat per serving than the full-fat version
·         LITE or LIGHT – means: fewer calories or half the fat of the non-light version
·         CALORIE FREE- less than 5 calories per serving
·         LOW CALORIE – 40 calories or less per serving


 Avoid Front Label Trickery


·         “Fortified”, “enriched”, “added”, “extra”, and “plus” usually mean the food has been altered or processed in some way.
·         “Fruit drinks” usually means little or no real fruit and a lot of sugar. Look for products that say “100% fruit juice”.


·         “Natural” or “made from natural” simply means the manufacturer started with a natural source. Once processed, the food may not resemble anything “natural.”


·         “Organically grown,” “organic,” “pesticide-free,” and “no artificial ingredients” say very little about the nutritional value or safety of the product. Trust only those labels that say “certified organically grown.”
·         “Sugar-free,” “sugarless,” or “no added sugar” tells you nothing about sugar


Remember Ingredients are listed in order of most to least amounts. That means the first ingredient will be in the largest quantity. The second is the second most and so on.
Enriched flour, wheat flour, or unbleached wheat flour: all means small amount of whole wheat added.

Partially hydrogenated” or “hydrogenated oils”: Trans fats.
Nitrates: used to preserve meats and have been linked to creating a powerful cancer causing chemical
High fructose corn syrup: Its just fancy word for sugar.
Artificial food colorings: Chemicals used to add color to foods.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) : Form of sodium; means high sodium

There are many more ingredients that we could list, but here’s my rule of thumb: if a food item is packed with lots of ingredients that you can’t pronounce (they are artificial sounding) and it includes trans fats, you should look for a better food choice. Try to stick with products that are made from whole foods, with little to no preservatives, and with little to no artificial sounding ingredients, and definitely no trans fats.
“If you don’t take care of yourself, the undertaker will overtake that responsibility for you.”      – Carrie Latet




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Juicing Journey: RESULT

My 7 day juice fast is complete I’m so THRILLED with the results! Day 6 & 7 were very much like day 5. I lost 5lbs I’m 5’5 its really noticeable on me. My skin is radiant, soft and completely clear of any pimples or blemishes. Energy restored feeling lightness, energetic & I have been headache free since day 3 of the 7 day juice fast. The idea of a healthy lifestyle and treating my body with the love and care it deserves actually excites me. I’m looking forward to playing with new healthy recipes.

 

If you’re thinking about doing a 7 day juice fast check out my tips – under Tips and Facts!

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My Juicing Journey Day 4 & 5

Day 4: When I woke up I had energy and  headache free throughout the day. I’ll be honest I had bunch of mixed emotions, it was only the smell of cooked food tickled my strength and determination. It’s insane how powerful the smell of cooked food is when you deprive your body it. I didn’t run away, I just went into the adjacent room and took deep breaths, taking note of how much more aware I was of the scent.

My skin is starting  glow and completely clear and. I know I’ve lost weight but I’m not weighing myself until the end of the fast. My plan is to get a fitness routine written down first and then to jump on the scale for encouragement.

Tip: Continue to drink as much water as possible

Day 5 of my juice fast felt light and healthy. I started the mornings with hot water and lemon instead of running to the juicer. It was better than Day 4 where I felt way hunger pangs and triggered by smells. One big lesson I hope to learn from this is being able to eat when I need to eat… and still, no headache.

For anyone who is still bouncing around day 1 or 2 (or even 3, in my case) STAY STRONG. Don’t let go. Fight. You have to experience rock bottom to really reach this state of euphoria – but it’s so worth it. Not only do I feel amazing, but I also feel healthy.

 

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My 7-Day Juice Fast

Starting my 7 day juice fast tomorrow. I am very excited about completing this challenge. I feel pretty positive about the whole thing. It’s not just weight lose plan, but it’s to improve health, detoxing, and cleansing, reversing disease and improving total wellness, transitioning to a healthier lifestyle and to achieve higher nutrient absorption.  


What’s juice fast diet? Juice fast is type of detox and fasting which a person only consumes raw fruit, vegetable and water. It’s methods of detoxification due to the reduced food intake and absence of solid foods. 
My Goal: Detoxification, Cleansing, to improve my energy levels, and to end unhealthy cravings.

My 7 Day meal Plan: You don’t have to follow it 100% you can add or subtract different fruit and vegetables. 
Breakfasts:
  • 2 Apples            
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Cup of Blueberries
  • 2 Cups of Grapes
  • 2 kale Leaves 
  • 1 Ginger

Lunches:


  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 4 Stalks of Celery
  • 4-6 Kale Leaves
  • 1/4 Lemon Peeled
  • 1 Ginger


Dinners: 

  • 4 Kale Leaves
  • 2 Apples
  • 2 Cups Spinach
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 2 Celery Stalks
  • 1 Med Carrot
  • 1 Ginger

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CARBOHYDRATES

 
Most of us heard this before Potatoes, bread, pasta and rice are fattening.Carbs are not automatically all bad, but eating too much of certain heavily-processed and refined carbohydrate-rich foods can lead to weight gain.
What Are The Good Carbs?
 
Good carbs are: Plant foods that give us fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals along with grams of carbohydrate, such as whole grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits.
Good carbs are high in fiber and good for you. Potatoes with the skins intact are a good source of nutrients and fiber. Potatoes are nutritious and not high in calories. Fresh fruits and berries usually have natural fruit sugars, but they also contain dietary fiber in their coverings and seeds, lots of vitamins and minerals have extra health benefits. Grains and cereals are high in starch, but whole grain products, you’ll get more nutrition and fiber than if you pick refined versions.
Always avoid carb-rich foods that are low in fiber. It’s usually heavily processed food like potato chips which are high in fat, starch and sodium. Sweets are another to avoid high in sugar, but not nutritious. Soft drinks get all their calories from sugar, but there’s nothing else of nutritional value. These types of high sugar, nutrition-poor foods are sometimes said to contain empty calories.

Diet:
Go for foods that have high-fiber carbs that’s anything brown pasta, rice wholemeal bread, and whole-wheat. It contains more fibre than the white varieties. Fiber fills you up sooner and takes longer to digest so you don’t get hungry again so soon. Don’t add too much extra fat to them though.  Just remember as long as you prepare them with healthy cooking methods and watch your serving sizes It will help you lose the weight.
 
Learn more about Dietary Fiber:
 

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