Regeneration is the process by which the human body develops. New cells are created on a regular basis. The new ones will replace the old cells. For this significant regeneration process to take place the system needs proper fuel. What one eats provides the fuel necessary for regeneration. It is clear that what one eats decides how the body will develop..
One falsehood about having a lean body is that one should eat less. But if you eat less, a nutrition deficiency will occur. An insufficient diet leads to ill health. So to get that dreamy, lean body, one has to eat a nutritious diet. The following guidelines will help you do just that.
Break Up Your Meals
It is common to eat three times per day. But this habit of three meals a day is not a healthy routine. Divide up your meals so that you are eating six meals, each of small portions, per day. You should eat a small, well balanced meal every three hours. The amount of food you consume per meal should be just enough to feel satisfactory and should not be over-filling. The meal should be a balanced combination of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. Small meals at regularly spaced times boost the metabolism rate. As a result more calories are burned and you are less likely to accumulate fat. If you eat six times a day you may also tend to eat less. Because of the short time interval between the meals you will not feel so starved, will have less cravings and will be much less likely to binge. Spacing your meals evenly throughout the day is a healthy way to get a toned body. Say goodbye to the traditional three meals a day habit and change to six small balanced meals a day for a much healthier lifestyle.
Restrict Sugar & Carbohydrates
Of course, sugar is very sweet. Our taste buds may like it a lot. But unfortunately, like it or not, sugar is much less nutritious than we would think. Sugars also mean more calories to your body. The same rule applies to carbohydrates as well. They also build up fat and offer much less nutrition to your system. To have a lean body restrict carbohydrates and sugar intake. Sweets impact your blood sugar as well. This greatly affects your energy level and hence your overall productivity. Drill Workouts taught me that in order to ensure a healthy lean body and to be a great performer, I must limit sugars and carbohydrates intake.
More easily said than done. Of course eliminating carbohydrates completely is impossible. Isn’t it? But you have the option of eating good carbohydrates. Eat chips, crackers, white bread and white rice and you will pile on a lot of extra calories and pounds. But pick whole grains, full wheat bread, brown rice and baked potatoes and you be supplying healthy fuel and much less fat.
Eat Protein for Amino Acids
Exercising, strenuous activity and weight training can all tear the muscle fibers. Amino acids are essential to repair such damaged muscle tissues. Amino acids are abundant in protein. Eat protein rich foods regularly. Incorporate sufficient amounts of protein rich food items like cereals, chicken and lean, read meats in your diet to make it a balanced one.
Eat Good Fats. Stay Away From Bad Fats
Our body requires a set of crucial Essential Fatty Acids. Good fats include these EFAs. Fish is rich in these EFAs. High fat dairy foods and fast foods are examples of unhealthy fats that are to be avoided.
Fruits and vegetables give the essential nutrients needed for the proper functioning of our system. Develop a taste for carrots and cabbage. Include broccoli, cucumber, corn and leafy greens in your regular meals.
Watch What You Drink
People tend to give more care to what they eat but not to what they drink. Water contains minerals needed for the body. Drink lots of water to have a healthy well-shaped body.
A lean body requires nutritious foods. Strict dieting denies the essential nutrients and fuel that we need. So it is far better to consume nutritious and well balanced meals daily.