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Q: Why is it important to eat more frequently throughout your day (every 2-3 hours/5-6 meals)?
A: You will metabolize your food (burn your fuel) more efficiently and consequently, have increased energy. Also, by combining these meals with exercise, you will raise your metabolism, stoking your machine (body), burning more calories, and reducing your body fat.
Q: Is cutting out fats from my diet essential for weight loss?
A: You must remember that not all fats are bad. Look to the heart-friendly unsaturated fats found in certain vegetables, nuts, flax seed, and fish. Some studies have shown that unsaturated fats may also promote weight loss and are better for your heart.
Q: How bad is alcohol when trying to lose weight or trying to get in good condition?
A: First of all, alcohol is not good for your waistline...a standard mixed drink contains 100 to 250 calories. And many people will eat more when they drink...alcohol makes you crave the foods you are trying to avoid. Next, the body processes alcohol differently from the way it does other carbs. DON'T FORGET ALCOHOL IS A CARB! Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram, compared to 4 calories per gram in most carbs. Your body treats alcohol as a toxin, so your liver processes alcohol calories before all others in an attempt to clean the toxins from your bloodstream. So as other calories wait on line, your body senses a rise in calories and shuttles many of them into your fat cells! UH-OH, NOT GOOD!
Q: Is bread really that bad for you?
A: Bread is filled with empty carbs that spike your blood sugar, sending your body into fat storage mode and increasing your sensations for hunger. BREAD IS EMPTY, WASTED CALORIES. Most types of bread really pack on the calories. For example, most bagels contain more than 400 calories. Now this doesn't mean to take out breads completely. Try to take out breads/crackers for a 2-3 week period and challenge your body...see how your body responds to the no bread plan!