Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What to Eat to Lose Weight Fast

By John Davenport




We all know that weight loss begins at the mouth. Your nutrition determines how and if you will shed pounds. So, what should you eat to lose weight?


In order to lose weight in a healthy way for the long term you need to eat a sensible and balanced diet with all the major food groups like carbs, fat, and protein, so all must be included in your diet. It is the quality of these nutrients which will determine your success... or failure.


Healthy Protein
You need to eat protein from lean sources. In that way you will get your protein sources without also eating unnecessary fats. Good sources of protein include:


Tuna
Salmon
Egg whites
Chicken breast
Turkey
Beans
Lentils
Nuts and almonds


Healthy Carbs
Carbs are considered the enemy by many people who wish to lose weight but this is not the case. The truth is that some carbs are good and some are bad. You need to eat high quality complex carbs to feel full and shed fat. Carbs are necessary so don't cut them down too drastically for too long.


Here are some sources of good, healthy carbs:


Wild rice
Sweet potatos
Fruit and vegetables
Nuts of all sorts
Almonds
Whole flour bread
Whole pasta


Healthy Fat
Fat is considered the arch-enemy of course and it's counter-intuitive to believe that you need to eat fat in order to lose fat. But the fact remains: our body needs fat to function well and operate as it should. It's just a fact of life. Don't make the mistake of eliminating fats from your diet. It will backfire. Here are some healthy source of fat you should eat to lose weight:


Olive oil
coconut oil
Fish oil
Nuts and almonds
flax seeds


As always, the key is moderation. Don't eat too much or too little of any one thing. Do that and you will lose weight.

3 comments:

  1. One of my biggest problems with dieting is selecting what to eat. I thought I had it under control until I read an article on one of my favorite weight loss websites OptimalBodyWeight.com.

    According to them you can easily fool yourself into thinking you are eating healthy while you are actually piling up the calories. Their article Eat This Not That to lose weight explains it much better than I can.

    Good Luck, hope it helps.

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  2. Great post! Thanks for enumerating these healthy food options. Surely, a lot of people will be incorporating these foods in their diet. More often than not, all we have to do is seek for healthier alternatives and the extra fat will gradually melt away.

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