Diet points: lose weight by eating everything
Those who are trying to lose weight may have heard of the famous Diet of Points at least once. Created in 1970 by the endocrinologist of the University of São Paulo Alfredo Halpern, the diet consists of counting calories through points. In this system, explained in detail in The Diet of Points, everything is released. "The key is to do the pre-meal calculations and schedule them," says nutritionist Roberta Stella.
To take the regimen, the first step is to figure out how many points you should consume per day. The calculation is done by analyzing weight, height, sex, age and level of physical exercises practiced by each individual. Who should determine this personal and non-transferable number is a doctor or nutritionist.
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The points given to each food are defined taking into account the amount of calories and fat . So the more points, the more care you need to have. "High-fat foods are generally unhealthy and should be avoided," said Roberta. "It's the case of fatty cuts of meats, yellow cheese, whole milk, cakes, pies and fried foods." On the other hand, items with a lot of water and low fat, such as vegetables, fruits and fruits, are the least punctuated.
Planning meals with less punctuated foods, you can eat more. This means that in this diet, rule number one is to end the relationship between hunger and weight loss.
Instead of running out of food, you learn to choose well what you are going to chew. "It increases satiety, slowing down the hunger sensation, and it also makes it possible to take in a greater variety of nutrients, helping health as well," says Roberta. In order not to lose count, having a diet diary is advisable.
The diet also includes a point saving. "You have a daily limit of consumption. If it is not reached, the leftover can be used the other day of that week," Roberta Stella explains. Thus, controlling feeding during the week ensures greater freedom in happy hours on Friday, at family parties, and in meetings with friends. But beware: the opposite is also true. If you abuse yourself a lot in a day, you will be in the negative and will have to compensate later.
The workout also goes into the account. The points corresponding to the exercises practiced each day work with a kind of food bonus, whose value varies according to the modality.
Some examples, considering a period of one hour of activity, are ballroom dancing (five points) (three), a light weight (five) and a 15-20 cm step (seven). So when you train, you get the right to eat more.
According to the Brazilian Table of Food Composition (TACO, 2011), raw fig has 84 calories per 100 grams. Among the micronutrients, the amount of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and copper is highlighted, as well as vitamin B1. It also has vitamin C, 0.8mg / 100g, but is a small amount, much lower than acerola, for example, which has 941mg / 100g.
According to data from the Ministry of Health, only 41% of infants under six months in Brazil are exclusively breastfed. The rate is similar to the world average, estimated at less than 40% by the WHO (World Health Organization). According to the organization, the ideal would be that 90% to 100% of children with this age group would be exclusively breastfed.
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