Keeping a healthy weight and a healthy body is a priority for most everyone. That’s why it feels like there is a new diet trend every few days that’ll make your goal weight and body easier to get too. The best diet is to control what you're eating, but if you’re already doing so and still not losing weight you might be eating too much of a good food type. With all the new and old trends out there, it is easy to get confused with what is a beneficial amount of good food for your body, and what can get a little excessive. Moderation is a key factor in weight loss because a little balance of everything is what your body should be receiving.
Carbohydrates are a great example of what your body should be receiving on a daily basis, but if you eat too many carbohydrates or not enough you will not see much of a difference. Carbohydrates are your body’s energy source. Carbs you eat are processed through your body as sugar, and if you eat too much of carbohydrates the sugar becomes stored fat because the body cannot burn it all off at a fast pace. If you do not eat enough carbohydrates the body lacks energy and you feel weak. While you may be avoiding past and bread, carbohydrates are hidden in tasty vegetables like sweet potatoes. Eating too many sweet potatoes can put your blood levels on edge. Opting for non-starchy vegetables like leafy greens and Brussel sprouts can help level your blood sugar, lower inflammation, and maintain a healthy metabolic rate.
If you're watching your carb intake, then you're probably watching your fat intake as well. Low-fat products are actually worse than regular fat products. Low-fat products are loaded with more sugar and unhealthy additives that make up for lack of flavor. Choosing a regular fat product can transition your body from a sugar-burner machine to a fat-burning machine while limiting carbs and stabilizing your body’s normal function. Another substance that’s well hidden in the market is sugar. Sugar has 52 different terms that can be hidden under. Any type of sugar, whether “good” or bad, can be heavily processed and full of unhealthy additives that can cause insulin resistance and increase inflammation in the body. Another form of sugar that most don’t realize is too many fruits. Fruits are considered natural sugar, but the body does not know the difference, sugar is sugar. Fruits are a great source of antioxidants and other nutrients, but it’s easy to overlook and over consume.
Overall, too much of a good thing can very well be a bad thing. It’s a good idea to limit the intake of one item and add another nutrient in your daily intake. Being aware of your carbs, fats, and sugar can help you maintain a healthy weight and feel good doing it with decreasing your inflammation.