The Integrity Diet—how To Lose The Dead Weight In Your Life

Written by Jim Jenkins

Everywhere I turn, people are on some kind of a diet. Whether it’s Atkins or South Beach, people are obsessed withrepparttar right mix in their food choices to reach their ultimate weight. Of course,repparttar 131156 most popular diets involve carbohydrates and proteins. The idea behind these diets is that foods are divided more or less into three categories:

Proteins—Chicken breasts and salmon (all good)

Good Carbs—Whole grains and leafy vegetables (necessary, but in moderation)

Bad Carbs—Breads, pizza crusts, and pastas (avoid these unless you want to stay overweight).

It’s a structure that also applies pretty well torepparttar 131157 people that surround us.

People Proteins

We all know our proteins. These arerepparttar 131158 people who bring outrepparttar 131159 best in us and give us energy and support, reinforce our drive to achieve, and help us grow personally and professionally. These can include our mentors, our most unconditionally supportive or inspirational friends, our spouses and partners, and our children.

Good Carb People

The good carbs may berepparttar 131160 trickiest to identify. These can be friends and associates who are generally good influences, and provide useful help, but may be best experienced in small doses. Maybe these are loyal colleagues who provide useful support at work but maybe they lackrepparttar 131161 same drive we do. Or they can be good friends who care about us and are always there to lend an ear or can always be counted onrepparttar 131162 make us laugh, but may have a few bad habits we don’t want to rub off on us.

You can’t and shouldn’t get rid of good carbs, since they do provide some value in your life, but you have to be careful not to spend too much time with them or rely on them too heavily.

Bad Carb People

Of course, you can easily recognizerepparttar 131163 bad carbs in your life. These arerepparttar 131164 toxic people who waste our time, drain our energy, dampen our self-esteem or try to influence us inrepparttar 131165 wrong direction.

These arerepparttar 131166 “friends” who envy everything we achieve and posses, and try to undermine us, usually just atrepparttar 131167 moments when we are feeling good about what is going on in our lives. Have you ever heard a “friend” downplay a promotion (“Well, you must not have had much competition”) or try to make us insecure about our appearance (“So, you wore that torepparttar 131168 interview and they still gave yourepparttar 131169 job?”) Too often,repparttar 131170 underminers in our lives are old friends who we have tolerated out of a misplaced—and unreciprocated—sense of loyalty. And sadly, sometimes they are family members. If you want to investigate this further, check outrepparttar 131171 new book The The Underminer: The Best Friend Who Casually Destroys Your Life by Mike Albo and Virginia Heffernan.

Help! Which Diet to follow, High Protein or Low Carb?

Written by (c) Anna “Overweight? NO MORE!”

Stop this diet insanity! We are bombarded by all type of diet propaganda trying to convince us that they arerepparttar solution to solve our overweight problems, from Atkins, to South Beach Diet, to Zone Diet, and allrepparttar 105985 way to extreme low carb diets. Certainly, these diets have worked for some, while failed for others. Hence,repparttar 105986 challenging question: Are they having long-term results, which means keepingrepparttar 105987 weight off, or were just temporary weight loss, which means eventually gaining more weight?

I am purposely not explaining these popular diets, as I want you to do a research on your own and choose which one will work better for you according to your readings and not just mine.

In my case,repparttar 105988 combination of high protein, medium carbs, and low fat (mostly monounsaturated fat) worked better for me. Previously, I tried a high protein and low carb menu before, but felt weak, as I exercise daily and my body needed carbs. Besides, I have to say that carbs are not our enemies. Consuming extra carbs isrepparttar 105989 danger-- because if not used -- they become stored fat.

Reportedly,repparttar 105990 body uses carbohydrates as fuel while saves fats for emergencies. The more we exercise;repparttar 105991 more fat we burn. Therefore, it is a matter of keeping a balance and not to follow extreme diets, which will cause you to give up after few weeks for their strict menus.

Self-discipline, motivation, andrepparttar 105992 personal commitment to lose weight will be your main tools to fight obesity as well asrepparttar 105993 diet propaganda insanity. True, people following a low-carb diet lose weight quickly. Arguably, they are losing more water as they are also depleting carbohydrate stores from muscle tissue andrepparttar 105994 liver.

The point is that no matter how promising diets present themselves, as long as one does not takerepparttar 105995 personal decision to change wrong eating habits and exercise more, diets will continue to come and go. This isrepparttar 105996 plain truth and you know it. Right? Losing weight starts within our minds, not our belly. The point of trying to follow a strict diet, makes it hard fromrepparttar 105997 beginning; diet should be a joyful experience; not a burden. Getting rid of obesity is a need to improve our productivity and health in general.

As mentioned inrepparttar 105998 article, “Obesity Costly for California” published byrepparttar 105999 L.A. Daily News on April 6, just in California “the rate of overweight and obesity is more than 60 percent among Latinos, African-Americans and men past age 25.”

However, let us understand that this is not only a California health crisis, but growingly is becoming a global crisis. We need to stop this obesity and diet propaganda insanity by looking for help and doing personal readings too about nutrition. The fact is that our bodies respond different to different diets, because we all have different metabolisms. Some people will prefer high protein over low carb diets, or vice versa. Whatever works for you inrepparttar 106000 long-term and notrepparttar 106001 short-term is good.

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