Guest Post on Health and Diet by Amanda Kidd
Foods to burn fat before a good night’s sleep
Weight loss regimes succeed only when combined with balanced diet and regular exercise. The notion that one must skip meals, especially dinner, is a mistaken one. In fact, experts advocate a rich protein and mineral diet for all and especially for those interested in losing excess body weight. In case one goes to sleep without dinner, the system will begin to breakdown muscle tissue to make up for lost energy required for the functioning of vital body organs. To prevent this, it is important to have dinner with a generous dose of amino acids and minerals.
A protein-mineral rich diet for dinner ensures a high metabolism rate for the body and it is very important for a weight loss regime. During sleep, the human body is in a state of relaxation and the metabolism rate slows down considerably. As a result, the body stores all the excess fat consumed during dinner. Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy balance by eating the right food in desired quantities. The body loses fat when the intake of calories is balanced by enough physical activity that burns these calories.
In case the rate of physical activity is more than the calories intake, then the metabolism rate will reduce and as a result the body will start storing fat. Again, if there is lack of regular physical activity then the system starts storing fat and concentrates on the current diet intake. Recommended food items that can form an integral part of a healthy fat-burning dinner diet include a host of vegetarian and nonvegetarian options. Non vegetarians can try low-fat meats such as turkey. Turkey meat is high in proteins and minerals such as zinc, potassium, phosphorous, and vitamins. The leg of the lamb is also a good source of proteins and can be combined with a healthy green salad for a nutritious dinner. Poultry, especially skinned chicken breast, veal and round cut beef are also considered as lean meat.
All varieties of fish, eggs and seafood are rich in minerals and proteins as long as they are not fried. Tuna and shellfish are highly recommended. Vegetarians should have everything from cottage cheese, to spinach, green beans, soya, tofu, Red and green pepper, broccoli, squash, tomatoes, black beans, chickpeas, cucumber, onions, and carrots. Whether vegetarian or nonvegetarian, any healthy weight-loss diet must include whole grain cereal, brown rice, yogurt, and milk. Fruits such as apples, cranberries, dates, oranges, plums, watermelon, and different kinds of berries should also form an integral part of our diet. A low fat diet should always be accompanied with low-fat dressings. Olive oil and low fat butter are recommended as cooking mediums. You can actually make a variety of low-fat dressings for your salads. Another healthy dinner option includes all kinds of homemade soups. A combination of green vegetables, mushrooms, and lentils make great dinner soups.
It is very important to have a healthy dinner for a successful weight loss regime. A good and healthy diet should also be accompanied with a strict and regular physical activity routine. A healthy dose of good carbohydrates and foods rich in minerals and proteins assist a proper body fat reduction program.
About the author: Amanda Kidd is passionate about writing and blogging about health. She is an ardent follower of a healthy lifestyle and loves updating herself with various new findings related to diet and nutrition.