All about nutrition and losing/gaining weight/muscles/fat…

I have wrote about this in message boards so many times. So I will just copy paste all I’ve wrote which I can find, don’t want to start and for it to become a book. There’s a lot written below and you will have to continue reading. It’s all random and I couldn’t find all of it, forgive me for randomness.

Maintaining, gaining, or losing weight all lies in what, when, and how much you eat. Also, how you spend all that food you take in. Carbs, Proteins, and Fats are the three categories you should focus to look at. Carbs is energy, you should eat carbs in carb form so the body works to convert it into energy (sugar) e.g. rice, noodles, pasta. Proteins is what makes muscle, meat, chicken, and fish (tuna is the best source) are examples. You should eat unsaturated fats, e.g. olives, nuts, avocado etc etc. Avoid saturated and trans-fats.

All the above food, what you take in, should be healthy (i.e. no fried stuff, bbq, smoked, boiled or baked only). Also, if you want to reduce weight then you will have to make your body’s metabolism run fast. This is done by having small meals at short intervals. Also exercise. This way the body starts using the food you take in right away and carbs are used rather than stored as fats (which increases your weight and tummy).

The role of carbs is to convert into sugar in the first place. If the body gets ready sugar and carbs then it becomes lazy and doesn’t convert that carb into sugar and that gets stored as fats!

Fruits and vegetables are good stuff, you can eat as much as you want, they give you vitamins and fibers, they don’t affect in a major way.

It doesn’t matter drinking water half hour before food and what not, those are myths created by fake fitness trainers in Oman who get their job easily at gyms without professional experience. Drink as much water as you can and sweat as much as you can from workouts. Doesn’t matter when you drink water but keep hydrated at all times so the body functions correctly.

The general idea of working out to tone your body is well, just do any workouts. It doesn’t matter if you just want to tone your body. The main ingredient in all this is what, when, and how much you eat. I’m sure the DVD tells you to eat healthy and recommends a diet plan. The whole magic is in the diet plan.

If you get your proteins, carbohydrates, and fats right, then you will start slimming (if your fat) or becoming healthier (if your anorexic) automatically.

Videos help a great deal because they show you the form and actually do the exercise with you so you know when to change the workout.

I would prefer playing football than doing the video workouts, it’s the same.

The mixture of Proteins, Carbohydrates, and Fats are very important in a diet. I’ve read several books on it and researched it my harassing experts. Everyone has different goals, yours are losing fat, mine are building muscle.

Your increase in weight might be increase in muscle mass. It’s a good thing and it happens in the beginning of the fitnessprogram. The fat gets replaced by muscle and your body starts to shine (pure alive human muscle actually shines like glitter under the skin). But you won’t get that far, that’s for extreme stuff.

I could write a lot about diet, but you get it anyway. I wouldn’t recommend doing anything except walking during the Ramadan month though. You will be dead tired and start losing your muscles because the body’s first energy target is always muscles, fats are sort of a last resort. The body’s metabolism will be dead slow during Ramadan and that’s not good for exercising. Even if the plan is not for muscle building, you need to keep a fast metabolism and eat a lot of carbs which the body will work to convert to sugar for energy. That’s why we eat dates when we break fast, ready sugar so body gets energized right away and won’t have to work. I eat a kilo or 2 of that.

Proteins are used for building muscle, protein is used to build muscle when the muscle is torn; when you workout the muscle gets torn a little which sets the proteins in motion, this is how muscles increase. The muscle is built but it gets eaten away when there’s no energy to use within the body. Carbs are not energy, they are converted into energy by the body (which uses the fat since it’s there at the time and muscle is busy being {healed or built} by proteins), into sugar basically which is energy for us. More specifically into glucose.

A lot of studying is needed to understand it, but the bottom line is, you need to lose fat then the way to go is build muscles (not talking about huge huge stuff) which by doing will spend energy which eliminates fat slowly.

The way I wrote it might’ve confused my points. There’s a lot of information which can be said.

Thanks you for reading.