Tuesday, September 22, 2015
My Plan To A Skinny Me
Tay here! I thought I would fill you in on what exactly I'll be doing in order to shed some of these extra pounds. In school I'm studying macro nutrients in relation to health, and I'll explain this a little bit. Macro nutrients, in a super short definition, are foods we need in fairly large quantities to keep our bodies functioning. They are separated into three different categories protein, fat, and carbohydrates. I'm going to be focusing on carbohydrates, or carbs. Which get turned into glucose, or sugars, for our body to burn for energy. Excess glucose is turned into fat. Now when most people think of carbs, they think of things like bread and grains. What some people don't realize is that there are carbs in just about everything we eat. Fruits, veggies, even eggs. The modern day food pyramid has a base of breads and grains that I believe to be addicting and not needed as a huge part of our daily diet. If we are eating the vegetables and fruits, we get all the daily carbs we need. So basically I'll be throwing bread and most grains out the window, along with sugars. I simply don't need them. I'll be eating a largely plant based diet with meat, butter, all the healthy fats still there. I will be LOOSELY counting my calorie intake, keeping it around a 1,200 a day. Adding in exercise and at least 100 ounces of water each day, which is almost a gallon. Water keeps everything lubricated and functioning correctly in your body. So it is a must have for anyone who wants to be feeling good. Well, this may sound like a lot, but I think this is what will keep me happy, and not feeling deprived. That's all for now. Next post will be on Friday, see you then!