How to turn calories into allies to lose weight and tone up
Are you one of those who count calories?
270 for the steak, plus 80 for the banana, 32 for the strawberries and 400 for the croissant that you couldn't refuse.
Counting calories every time you eat can be demotivating, and making them your enemies is much worse.
If you want to lose weight , you need a hypocaloric diet, but if it is not balanced or healthy, it can bring you more problems than good results.
Calories aren't that bad
Almost everyone talks about them, but not everyone knows what they mean.
A calorie is the unit that measures the energy provided by all the food and drinks you consume.
And despite their bad reputation, they are not harmful to your body, on the contrary, they keep you energized and functioning at 100% in your daily activities.
The problem arises when you consume more than you need and don't burn them, because they turn into fat and you end up gaining weight.
Most foods and drinks contain calories.
- Some in very little quantity like lettuce, celery, cucumber, celery and, of course, water.
- Others have many such as vegetable oils, butter, nuts, hazelnuts, bacon and soft drinks.
The key is to find a balance and NOT eliminate them completely because it is not healthy or benefits your figure.
On the one hand, because you will cut off the power source for your workouts and carry out your daily activities.
And on the other, because the metabolism tends to slow down to metabolically compensate for the sudden drop in energy that you are causing.
Immediately, your body reacts by stopping burning calories to balance itself and prevent you from losing weight.
Also, your muscles won't have enough food to repair themselves after exercising. And that is not a good thing, if in addition to being thin you want to tone up.
Choosing your food well and maintaining a balanced diet is enough
The healthiest thing is that you do not consume less than 1200 calories a day , that could help you lose one or two pounds a week and keep your muscles in good condition.
Remember that cutting too many calories can not only go against your figure, but also puts your health at risk and takes away energy.
To have a firm and lean body, exercise and consume more calories. But that they come from healthy food, especially protein.
Eating this way and doing strength exercises will see amazing results.
And if the numbers on your scale go up, don't worry. That means your muscles are growing and weigh more than fat, but take up less volume.
In short: you will be slimmer and your body firmer.
And because muscle is metabolically active, you'll burn more calories, even hours after exercising.
There are easy actions you can take to lose weight and get toned
Heavy exercise promotes decreased body fat, maintains muscle mass, and prevents your metabolism from slowing down when you diet. Combine it with a moderate dose of cardio and you will see great results.
Remember that reaching a body goal in a healthy way takes time. Step by step is slower, but safer.
So work on your patience, develop your discipline, and take immediate action.
In a short time you will see your body truly transformed.
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