Here’s a few general dieting tips that will help you out tremendously whatever your chosen diet may be.
Avoid fried foods
Any food that’s fried, whether it’s shallow fried or deep fried, has a significant amount of fat. We’re not promulgating the myth that all fat is bad and that it’s something to be afraid of, but when your aim is weight loss it is necessary for you to create a calorie deficit in your body, and fat is a very calorie dense food. For example, if you decided to put a bit of butter on your toast you’d probably be surprised at the number of calories contained in that little volume you just added! When it comes to fried products, even if there is not much visible fat on the food you can be sure plenty’s been absorbed.
Mustn’t skip meals
This can have a detrimental affect on your weight loss intentions, which might be the opposite of what you had in mind! A much better approach is to decide how many calories you plan to eat in the day, and then spread that figure out over a minimum of four or five meals which are eaten at somewhat regular intervals.
Subway got it right: Eat Fresh!
Fresh produce is far more nutrient dense than its frozen or canned counterpart. When it comes to vegetables, you should always try to eat them raw, as the more they are cooked the less nutritional value they have. It’s important to keep your body well nourished under all circumstances, but it even has weight loss advantages because a body that’s provided with everything it needs to work at it’s best is more apropos to burn fat.
An additional diet tip pertaining to vegetables is that the cruciferous variety, such as broccoli and brussel sprouts, can aid you in establishing a calorie deficit by have a ‘negative’ calorie affect; this is when your body uses up more calories to break a food down than the food itself provides! The difference may not be a huge amount, but eating lots of these foods will certainly help you along the way to reaching your goal.
Eat a broad range of foods every day
This gives you a better chance of fulfilling more of your nutrient requirements than by eating from a narrower range. It also adds variety to your diet, making it less likely that boredom sets in and you’re tempted to eat foods that conflict with your goals.
Just say no to drink and drugs!
Put simply, alcohol is poison to your body. True, the dosage required for fatality is quite high, but the substance does still have serious damaging effects on your body every time you consume it. The biochemistry of losing body fat is far from simple, and by worsening your health you’re decreasing the chances that you will be able to lose fat at all. Add to this the facts that alcohol is calorie dense, and that it impairs your judgement, meaning that you are much more likely to consume other ‘treat’ foods, and you’ve got a true recipe for weight gain!
Setting up a professional alcohol intervention will be immensely useful in your efforts to help an alcoholic loved one.
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