Christmas, New Year’s Eve, corporate parties, and many other social justifications to eat are over us. The weight rises easily during this time of the year. How can we return to our healthy-self, when the feasting starts to be too much? The exit strategy to quickly come back in shape is based on eating fewer calories without renouncing to those nutrients that are fundamentals for the organism. In fact, those nutrients represent fuel for our body and they are much needed to surge restart after vacations.
One meal will be light, preferably protein based and rich of vegetable. Energy bars, biscuits, Shirataki, will substitute the other meal.
One analyzed for you Pesoforma’s substitutive meals, which allow to substitute one meal per day with a low caloric, balanced and nourishing product able to fulfill the average organism’s daily intake. Each portion must supply between 200 and 400 calories. Eating with moderation, in this way the total amount of calories introduced is around 1200 calories, which are an ideal quantity to lose weight without any kind of risk for the health.
With the help of the star’s diet coach, Samantha Biale, we observed how a substitutive meal could be a valid ally in a diet that considers a caloric decrease. Here there are our observations:
A SOURCE OF WHOLE PROTEINS:
Substitutive meals are a great typology of fuel, composed of whole protein obtained from milk, eggs or soya. Each portion gives around ¼ of the protein daily intake.
YES TO SUGAR AND FAT, BUT IN THE RIGHT QUANTITY
It is true that substitutive bars contain sugar in a relevant enough quantity (around 40%-45% of the total calories) but sugars must no be demonized. They are body’s propellant, after all! Still, one must consider that these sugars have a low glycemic index (that is, they don’t provoke a glycemic peak). In substitutive bars there are also low quantities of fat (10%-15), which are mostly monounsaturated and, for a small part, polyunsaturated and essential (omega 6 and omega 3)
VITAMINS AND MINERALS
To ensure the correct operation of the organism the substitutive meals must supply also vitamins and minerals for around 30% of the suggested daily intake.
FEW CALORIES TO LOSE WEIGHT
The European law on substitutive meals establishes their caloric count in order to avoid an excessive dietetic imbalance. Each portion must supply between 200 and 400 calories. Eating with moderation, in this way the total amount of calories introduced is around 1200 calories, which are an ideal quantity to lose weight without any kind of health risk.
MANY FIBERS SATIATE THE APPETITE AND MAKE THE INTESTINE WORK.
Fibers reduce sugar and fat digestion. Moreover fibers give a prolonged fullness sense.