Lifestyle Diet 2: You Know What I’m Talking About, Right?

May 30, 2011

Last time I talked about the importance of understanding that your body is smarter than you might think. I will advice two more habits that you will need to learn. Also, one of our dear dieter emailed me, asking why diet seems to be difficult for him/her.

(I’m not sure of his/her gender because he/she wanted to remain anonymous. Plus, I don’t know how he/she got my email, and I deleted his/her email just in case someone else might see it. Great world of internet!)

Let us first explore some of the reasons why diet may seem such a difficult task.

  1. You don’t see the changes – the numerical changes.
  2. Other people seem to get around fine without diet. They seem to eat whatever they want and still remain relatively fit.
  3. You are not sure whether it will be successful.
  4. When enforced habits, which will later be your lifestyle, are hard at first time, because it’s a different way of living from what you have lead.
  5. You are afraid that diet will be repeated and/or prolonged.

These are some of my thoughts and concerns when I am on a diet. For the dear dieter, who emailed me, I hope you understand that I suffer from these doubts and challenges as well. When you know that you are not alone, sometime big seems smaller. We’ll do it together. Keep on running! : )

Okay, now on to the task.

“Balanced diet and increased daily activity are all and only that you need.”

Make sure you have balanced diet that includes, minerals, vitamins, carbohydrate, and proteins. Then, make sure you be aware of these tips.

  1. When you are targeting to eat the protein in the meat (beef or pork or chicken), do not associate with sauce. Simply boil it and eat it. “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” -Leonardo da Vinci
  2. Consume vitamin from vegetables, not fruits.
  3. For Koreans, eat brown rice (unpolished rice), rather than white rice, because the former helps regulate the blood glucose level better.

If you are not fond of strenuous exercise, I think you should just move around a lot. Simply using the stairs everyday instead of the elevator, and walking five to ten minutes more instead of taking a cab can help you get those extra fats out of the way.

“Water and Diet”

If you drink water right before, during, and/or right after your meal, then as the rice and water get mixed together, it is more easily absorbed by the body, increasing the blood glucose level. Then the level will exceed the standard level, which means that extra glucose in the blood will be converted into fat, and stored. So, make sure you drink water at the right time.


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