Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"Why its Important "NOT to Skip Meals"

"Why its Important "NOT to Skip Meals" 

It's very rare in this day and time to have not ever missed a meal. However, there are some people who skip/miss meals regularly. Some purposely skip/miss meals thinking that if they eat fewer meal, they'll take in fewer calories and lose weight..while there are others who simply don't have food available or no time to eat when they're hungry. While missing a meal on occasion is not so bad, doing it regularly does have detrimental health effects.

1) Binge Eating
According to National Institute of Health, skipping a meal is likely to make you feel hungrier when it come times to eat, which means you could eat twice as much.

Skipping breakfast, in particular has been associated with obesity and type two diabetes in several scientific studies.

Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean meats helps not only to ensure that your body functions properly. When eating the proper nutrients throughout the day can also help prevent a number of serious conditions, such as cardiovascular diseases, strokes, and types of cancer. Taking multivitamins as a substitute for eating properly will aid in healthy living.

2) Steals Your Energy 
An article written several years back indicated "skipping meals may be associate with lower energy or motivation levels. Sometimes overeating does the same, but missing meals have a longer term effect of unhealthiness. Studies show that subjects who skipped lunch or dinner most often burned fewer overall calories and spend less time exercising than subjects who rarely skipped those meals. Then there are the detriments of not eating all day and only eating dinner as late as 10pm, run the risk of all sorts of negative effects on your health, such as diabetes, high/low blood pressure, high/bad cholesterol and or slow blood flow.

When that person does eat (regardless of how late) their body has to try and process all the food and distribute to necessary places, which affects your level of glucose. The consequences of skipping meals can includes a mentioned diabetes, inadequate nutrition, and drastically altering the way your body digests food.

3) Distorted Concentration
One of the most important reasons for unhealthy eating habits is due to the affect this has on  your blood sugar, Glucose, which your body obtains by breaking down nutrients in the food you eat, is the primary source of energy for your brain and central nervous system. Some food store as fat, while other parts or it enter your blood stream as sugar, ad work to provide energy throughout the day. This can reek havoc on your glucose.

When you fast for several hours, the supply of glucose to your brain dwindles. This can impair your focus, concentration, memory and mood. People who eat breakfast have a tendency to perform better, be more alert and have more energy for strenuous activities.

Research show that skipping meals regularly can have health consequences that range from mild to severe, especially if done for an extended period of time. Fatigue, dizziness or fainting are amongst the groups of mild consequences that a person can have; in the long detriment of things could be anemia, bone loss, thyroid function impairment, decreased immunity and worse, dental health.

4) Loss of Energy
Calories are measured as a source of energy--the more calories you take in, the more energy your body is able to produce, (however it does not mean to eat more than necessary for your physical level).

Skipping meals could mean your body may not have enough to perform its daily functions. The body may start taking energy source stored as glucose from your tissues, which can cause you to feel tired and lethargic. It simply clouds your thinking.

5) Your Metabolism Drops
Your body metabolism is the rate at which you burn calories for daily life functions. The faster your metabolism is, the faster you burn off foods you eat, which helps you maintain a healthy weight. Think of your metabolism like burning a fire, the more wood you consistently add to the fire it will continue to burn, which means consistent warmth. If you stop adding wood the fire it will eventually burn out, cause temperature fluctuations. I use the metaphor to compare it to your metabolism. If you keep it burning by consistently eating up to 6 small meals a day, it reduces your body's ability to burn calories.

Tip: Gaining fat and becoming unhealthy is what happens to your body when you don't eat. Your body will actually begin to hold on to fat when you do actually eat because it's not sure when it will get more food. You are also depriving your body of the nutrients that it needs. You may have the illusion that you are losing more weight in the long run, but you are actually gaining more weight because your body fat percentage actually increases.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Fruits are Not The Bad Guy's

People trying to lose weight often banish bananas, berries and other fruit so from their daily diet because they're loaded with carbohydrates and sugar. But a new review show that eating a lot naturally sweet produce is actually connected to lower body weight. "You can have as many apples and berries as you want -- even if you're on a diet", says new research studies. In fact  haven't found evidence that fruit does anything but promote healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity and heart disease.