Every obese person on this planet will want to lose weight and desire that sexy lean figure! Of course a good sensible exercising program couple with a good dieting plan will achieve this. But however it is still the food that we choose to eat that will make us fat or lean throughout our lives. Yes, food is still the number one factor! Here are 3 tips on healthy foods to lose weight.
1. A good dieting plan will include a source of healthy fats. Our body needs them to function correctly not only to burn fats but also to maintain our muscle building hormones at the correct levels. If we completely deny our body of all fats, I mean only healthy fats here folks! Pretty soon our food cravings will sky rocket to the roof and we will find ourselves losing control over our appetite.
Here are some examples of food sources that contains healthy fats, grass fed meats like beef which has a rich source of healthy fats called, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (they burn body fats and build muscles), extra virgin olive oil, (this contain the highest antioxidants), the egg yolks that come from free roaming hens (increases the good cholesterol in our body) and nuts like Almonds, Walnuts and Cashews are great too. They have a capacity to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol.
2. Always abstain yourself from eating refined carbohydrates and refined white sugars. The good stuffs that have been “processed” out of these refined carbohydrates are all the highly beneficial nutrients that Mother Nature originally put into them. The fiber, the bran and most of the minerals and vitamins have been stripped out, leaving a white, tasteless, longer-lasting and shelf-stable product. Keep away from them.
Moving on to refined sugars, the problem with them is that all their vitamins and minerals had been removed. Refined sugars are a concentrated pure form of sugar which offers nothing other than its calories. This is in sharp contrast with unrefined sugar which include impurities, or sugars which occur naturally and are embedded in organics like fruit and vegetables, delivering lots of fiber and nutrition.
The Fibers provides a natural barrier for our digestive system and slows the sugar intake into our body. These are the natural healthy foods to lose weight, so enjoy your fruits and vegetables heartily.
If you change all your carbohydrate needs to just natural fruits and vegetables, in a short time you will find yourself losing all that unnecessary pounds!
3. Just by changing your diet to include high quality proteins, will help to reduce your appetite gradually. Yes, protein helps you to control that craving for fatty foods! So ensuring that you have enough proteins at each meal will help your body in controlling that important blood glucose levels as it slows the ingestion of digested carbohydrates.
You will find high quality protein sources from grass-fed meats, grass fed dairy and nuts from plants. These are all good at controlling your appetite. Give it a go folks. From all that I have seen, I realize many people have so much difficulty in losing weight is because they do not know how to give up on processed carbohydrate and sugar consumption. However once you know the way, it becomes very simple.
I’m sure if you take actions on the above healthy foods to lose weight, you will definitely see changes to your life and to your confidence as well! Well I hope this article has helped you.
Here’s to a leaner, healthier you.
Weight Loss Author, Health & Fitness Enthusiast