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Finding it hard to lose weight? Find out why

Having a fit, healthy figure is the real deal for every well-meaning individual in today’s rapidly-evolving society. But Life can be full of surprises. Sometimes, it shocks us out of the dreamy reality of a fulfilled life, characterized by the pursuit of our goals, into the stark reality of the present physical state of our bodies. 

Is this reality harsh? Oh, yes, it is. It is clear when, over some time, you have a hard time beating off that extra weight. You are constantly confronted with this reality every time you look in the mirror, and you see an image a tad different from the wholesome figure you once pictured years back.

This struggle results from the replacement of nourishing meals and beverages loaded with healthy nutrients for body repair and maintenance with foods that you have probably grown accustomed to putting together or buying on short notice. 

Understandably, day by day, there is this need to save time, to be spent on ‘more important matters’. Inevitably, that day finally comes by when one feels every ounce of one’s body weight. And one can’t help feeling like:

‘Mehn, I need to do something about my weight!’

Now, if your present thoughts sound anything like the sentiment expressed above, then this blog post is for you. Because we are about to share with you what you may not have paid attention to ever before. It boils down to what you eat. And this holds the key to losing some of that weight and maintaining that desired body figure you have always dreamed of and truly deserve. Here goes:

Hold on! Don’t snort yet. We know you know. But stay with us on this knowledge trail. 

We recognize you care about your body, and you eat daily. But the kinds of foods you eat may do you a disservice regarding your weight goal. 

Foods naturally have nutrients locked up in them, which your body system readily metabolizes for nourishment. Besides these nutrients, foods contain calories.

Wondering how important calories are? Here’s how:

A calorie measures the energy released when your body breaks down that food you just had the pleasure of eating. Two critical factors you need to consider when choosing a meal that’s weight-loss-friendly are:

  • The calories your foods contain, 
  • Those foods can make you feel full while nourishing your body with the nutrients they naturally contain.

The idea here is simple: because your body never wastes energy (Calories), your body does you the favor of storing extra calories released from the foods you eat. And therein lies your struggle if you take in more calories of food than you need. Foods that can give you a prolonged feeling of fullness for several hours. 

Now is the moment of truth. Take a moment to consider these four food facts:

Among the classes of foods, Fats are the calorie king. You will do well to consider this information critically. Why?

Because a gram of protein or carbohydrate contains about 4 grams of calories, but Fats contain about 9 grams of calories. That’s almost twice the calories in one gram of either protein or carbohydrate! Now imagine having all these three classes of foods for lunch every other day. That’s terrible news. What you can do is estimate the calorie content of your meals before preparation or purchase. This will help you a lot in your journey towards having an impressive body.

Protein is vital for weight loss for excellent reasons: Its most significant contribution to weight loss is its ability to keep you full. You are reducing your appetite for quite some time. This saves you from snacking unnecessarily. You can get a higher feeling of fullness in protein compared to fats or carbohydrates. This reduces your calorie intake, aiding your weight loss. You can get your protein from lean cuts of meat, all types of fish, dairy products like milk or soy milk, vegetables like broccoli, or plant foods like beans.

Fiber is another essential food nutrient you would like to have in your arsenal. Made up of parts of plants that are indigestible by your body, Fibre does two crucial things: 

  • It helps control your blood sugar peaks and dips by slowing down the absorption of carbs in your body. This is important because, after a post-meal spike in blood sugar comes a drop in blood sugar, as nutrients have been dispatched to where they’re needed.  This dip in blood sugar causes hunger and sugar cravings, which is where your fibre comes in. It makes your blood sugar spikes and dips smaller, thereby making it less likely for you to want to eat soon after your previous meal.
  • It keeps you full, thereby preventing you from reaching for another morsel of food anytime too soon. 

Examples of fiber-containing foods you can add to your meal plan include oats and beans. 

You should never underestimate fruits in your quest to lose weight and have a healthy and desirable body. This is important because you can get full support of essential vitamins, minerals, and a wide range of antioxidants, giving you overall good health and vitality. Fresh fruits are great, but there are great alternatives in smoothies and fruit juices equally suitable for you. Boomsky smoothies, for example, have got a rich blend of goodness all in one bottle, guaranteed to give you a nourishing boost in health which is clear in your healthy body.

Having a fit, healthy figure is the real deal in our society indeed. With the right meal plan and lifestyle changes, desirable body weight can be your reality every day.

Why is it hard to lose weight?

Having a fit, healthy figure is the real deal for every well-meaning individual in today’s rapidly-evolving society. But Life can be full of surprises. Sometimes, it shocks us out of the dreamy reality of a fulfilled life, characterized by the pursuit of our goals, into the stark reality of the present physical state of our bodies.

Hold on! Don’t snort yet. We know you know. But stay with us on this knowledge trail. 

Wondering how important calories are? Here’s how:

A calorie measures the energy released when your body breaks down that food you just had the pleasure of eating. Two critical factors you need to consider when choosing a meal that’s weight-loss-friendly are:

  • The calories your foods contain, 
  • Those foods can make you feel full while nourishing your body with the nutrients they naturally contain.

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