Weight loss and maintaining your body weight under a certain limit are always a big challenge for everyone. One of factors contributing to this challenge is FOODS. Foods are always around you, and they satisfy your taste so good.
It's no wonder that you'll be happy to lose weight without staying away from delicious foods. You should know that this is possible by choosing appropriate foods for your diet. Then the question is how to choose. This article will help with you some good notions of choosing healthy foods for yourselves. I prefer to group foods by nutrients.
You can consider fiber as the first healthy diet food. Besides weight management, fiber is well-known with benefits like preventing constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis. Fiber can control hunger better other foods, make you full faster with less calories. You know why? It takes you longer to chew fibrous foods, gives your brain time to get the signal that you have had enough to eat. Fiber also stays in your stomach longer than other substances, makes you full longer. Choose high-fiber foods like: fruits, grains, cereal, nuts, seeds, especially vegetables. I believe that everyone has a good sense of which foods are high in fiber when eating, without thinking or remember too much.
Be noticed that those foods are also rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals which are very essential for your body balance and metabolism.
The first food that you usually think of as full of protein is meat. Yes, it's meat for building your muscles. But not all meat types are good. Choose lean meat, and stay away from red meat. Lean meat help you build lean muscles which are good at burning fat by improving your metabolism. Lean meat contains a big amount of protein, but very little fat. You can get lean meat from chicken, turkey breast.
Another source of protein is fish. Fish gives you more taste. You must agree with me that there're more kinds of fish to choose than fork, beef, chicken, turkey... right? Fishes, like Salmon and Tuna, contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which are unsaturated fats. These fats are good for your health weight loss because they will cut down your Leptin, which is a hormone accumulating fat in your body.
Eggs are full of protein, and also Vitamin A, B 12. Eggs used to be considered bad for your health; people were advised not to eat eggs because eggs are high in cholesterol. However you should be aware that dietary cholesterol in egg isn't as dangerous as was once supposed; if you consume much dietary cholesterol, your body will compensate by producing less cholesterol of its own. It's OK to eat one or two eggs a few times per week. Remember that eggs are a great source of protein and contain unsaturated fat.
Not all fat types are bad for your diet. Unsaturated fat is also called 'good fat'. Unsaturated fat contains less energy than saturated fat. It helps with lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease.
In addition to the unsaturated fats from fishes as I mentioned above, you can find in other sources as well. Olive oil, peanut oil, sesame oil, nut oil, vegetable oils, avocado oil and canola oil consist of much of monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats are capable of lowering your total cholesterol as well as your low-density cholesterol (LDL) which is the bad type of cholesterol. Monounsaturated fats also help burning your body fat and boosting your metabolism.
Polyunsaturated fats affect your body same way as monounsaturated fats do. Polyunsaturated fats can be found in nuts, pecans, pecans, peanuts, corn soil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, soy oil and fish oil.
That's it! You now have basic and easy guideline of how to choose diet food for weight loss. I've tried to make it simple and easy to follow. In general, I classified diet foods by nutrients. You can know more about specific diet foods and their effect via my series of top diet foods. Good luck and be healthy!