Eating With a Purpose

One thing everyone loves to do is eat. Whether it being a fat juicy steak or some sort of desert like a chocalote cake everyone has their favorites. However though if you’re trying to be more healthy and lose weight these foods will be a problem and will make it impossible to see any results. When trying to eat more healthly while trying to lose some extra pounds, here are some simple things to tryout:

Salads are one of the best foods for losing weight, they are very popular for many dieters trying to lose weight fast. The problem is people often add sauces or creams to add taste to an otherwise bland food. Mayonnaise is a common addition to salads but it is very high in calories and fat and a salad with too much Mayonnaise can be just as high in calories than some of the worst weight loss foods.

Baked potatoes are also a great food to help lose weight when part of a small, low calorie meal but again, some people spoil this great example by adding tons of butter. Filling a baked potato with baked beans or cottage cheese is probably the best way to add taste and more nutrition to this low calorie food.

The idea is when choosing the best foods to help lose weight try not to neutralize the food’s possible weight loss benefits, be careful with what you add! Eat a little high quality protein food with each meal or snack. One study in the UK for the Atkins diet has shown that it wasn’t the low carbs that were the reason the volunteers were losing weight, it also wasn’t the ketosis which was causing the body to boost the metabolism. In fact it was believed to be the protein content. The protein in each meal was helping to dull the appetite causing volunteers to actually consume less calories than those on the low fat diet.

Try not to have too much variety of food for each meal. Evidence has shown humans always consume more food and calories when there is more choice on offer. For example, have you ever been at a buffet style meal where its “eat all you can” no matter how much we eat there always seems to be room for one more item. Maybe that delicious looking dessert or ice cream?!

Many diets in the past have been based on a similar principle, the cabbage soup diet, the vegetable diet, etc. Health experts state always eat a balanced diet which may seem to contradict the above statement. However, it is possible to select a balanced diet and lower amount of choice for each meal by slowly eating regular small meals.

 

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