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5 Fast Fat Loss Nutrition Switches

All of us, myself included, are not really good, at the deprivation style of nutrition and burning fat. I don’t really have to tell you what is bad for you and what you just shouldn’t eat because for the majority of people out there – you already know! The problem is in the way we try to deny ourselves those sweet and salty treats!

Whenever we simply stop doing something cold turkey and that includes eating or drinking a particular food our brain just sees it as something we can’t have. Not only does this flick a switch in 99.9% of men that fights this principle just out of spite, but it also makes us feel that we are missing out on something that we like or even love. This is a strong emotion and extremely hard to control.

With this in mind, the big buzzword that is getting a lot of attention when it comes to better nutrition is SWITCH! What this means is that instead of stopping something outright and just hoping to fight the cravings and emotions with outstanding willpower, you actually replace it for a better option! It is very much like quitting smoking and where many successful people use alternate methods to keep their hands busy while quitting. This behavior switching technique can often make a world of difference as opposed to going cold turkey.

Same goes for nutritional choices. Don’t try to quit something outright but actually substitute it with some better options. Try these five tips below to get you started on your way!

Fat Burning Nutrition Switch 1:

Leave desserts off the breakfast menu! Now I don’t mean that people are having ice cream and chocolate for breakfast although sadly, some people do! What I mean is that when we really look at the ingredients in some of our most popular breakfast cereals and other common options, you soon realize that they are better off in the dessert bar! Lose the sugary cereals, sweet muffins, fat filled bagels and croissants and look at options like a good omelet, high fiber/low sugar cereals, yogurt, smoothies and plenty of fresh fruit for starters.

Fat Burning Nutrition Switch 2:

Monitor your eating schedule. Personally, I see no value in the arguments that eating after 7 or 8pm causes you any grief whatsoever. Yep, I said it! It is not eating after this time that causes you to gain fat; it is the rubbish that we binge on after these times that causes the problem! With this in mind, you can stop late night binges by eating a larger lunch and then having dinner that little bit later.

Fat Burning Nutrition Switch 3:

Lose the processed food and go natural as often as you can! Processed and modified foods or carbohydrates are just plain bad and are often stripped of real nutritional value. Try your hardest to replace these foods with nuts, vegetable or fruits. Examples here are pretty straight forward; when eating red meat, hold the fries and add some extra “trees” or a salad. Instead of a calorie filled chocolate muffin or Danish on your morning coffee break why not grab a handful of nuts? And even though it is an old favorite, switch the eggs on toast to eggs flavored with parsley or spinach and then finish it with an apple!

Fat Burning Nutrition Switch 4:

You don’t want sugary drinks after a workout! This one is crazy! You go to all the effort of a hard workout, burning anywhere from 250 to 800 or even 1000 calories and then guzzle down a sugar filled energy drink, soda or juice and wipe out most or even all of your hard work in just a minute or two! You don’t need it and it’s a piece of marketing genius!

Fat Burning Nutrition Switch 5:

This one should go without saying, but do not just minimize the junk food in your house, but hide it! We are visual people and will suddenly get hungry when we see a nice yummy chocolate bar, packet of crisps or a stray dough-nut left around the house or fridge in full view.

So then, you want to remove as much junk food as you can from the whole house. But again, in both the light of not totally depriving yourself of sweetness and also keeping the rest of your household happy, feel free to keep some! However, keep them in a dark part of your pantry and make sure that you have plenty of bowls and containers of healthy, ready to eat foods like fruit and nuts. They not only taste great but are so good for you. Just get them in your eye line!

Here’s one last bonus switch for you! Employ your own nutrition expert – YOU! Stop listening in hope at all the latest craze diets and instead home-school yourself on the foods you eat for at least 2 weeks. Note down everything you consume for that period and really open up your eyes to all the foods and drinks that are out there. Stuff you have never even tried before is a perfect choice! Eat the recommended servings and keep a good eye on the calorie counts and see how you feel and what happens over the two weeks. You will come up with some great wins simply and effectively that will change your whole diet.

A Digital Nutrition Scale For Your Dietary Needs

For all of you health conscious consumers, there is an easier way to track the number of carbs, proteins, and even sugars of the foods you eat on a daily basis. It is called a digital nutrition scale. Nowadays, many professional body builders and trainers recommend/introduce digital nutritional scales to many of their clients. There are three reasons on why they recommend it, it tracks nutrition of different foods, helps maintain a strict diet, and it makes dieting a lot easier.The true benefit of the nutritional scale is the full featured list of measurements it offers. Typically, these types of scales should come standard with 999 food types already pre-programmed into the scale such as a variety of vegetables, fruits, and meats. To use the scale, it’s as simple as weighing the item and watching the scale do all the work. It will calculate the estimated number of calories, fat, protein, carbs, sodium, cholesterol and fiber of each food item you weigh. How convenient is that? These scales are truly one of the best inventions of our lifetime. Imagine how easy dieting would be using a digital nutritional scale.Many people who go on diets easily lose track of their calorie count. But that is all about to change using a nutritional scale. Instead of constantly reading the back nutritional labels of snacks and calculating the serving size portions you take in, you can use the scale to easily record and prepackage meals that will suffice your daily intake. I tend to crave snacks and sweets more than the average person so keeping track of the back label gets pretty annoying if you can imagine. Have meals/snacks arranged day and night without the worry of overeating is a great idea.Let’s face it, obesity has conquered millions of lives around the globe. It’s not easy to lose weight nowadays especially with all the fast food franchise discount advertisements on the tube and radio (trust me, I know!). The nutritional scale can be used as a constant reminder of your diet. Just place the scale in your kitchen (these scales are usually small so never worry about it cluttering your counter space) somewhere it could easily be seen. You should think of it as a companion rather than just a diet tool. It is there for your every dietary need. Keeping track of what you eat is the key answer to losing weight. Nutritional scales help immensely with recording, tracking, and organizing your diet.You can find nutritional scales usually in local health/supplement stores. However for the best possible bargain, you should do research online. Purchasing online can usually save you a great amount of money. Nutritional scales tend to be pretty expensive, but online they are fairly priced. Quality is another thing to look out for. You want to make sure before committing to a purchase, that the certain brand you are interested in provides a premium quality product. Read and review costumer testimonials of the product as well. You can never be too safe. All in all, if you are a health conscious consumer or if you are just starting your diet, keep in mind digital nutritional scales can be “immeasurably” helpful with your diet.