When addressing the issue of what foods to eat to lose weight, it might actually be better to talk more about what you should not eat as well as what you should eat.
When figuring out what foods to eat to lose weight many people start thinking about getting rid of things like fast food and sweets. And, those are good ideas. Cutting way back on the amount of fast food you eat each day or each week can make a big impact on your overall weight loss.
I will provide you with some specifics on exactly what foods to eat, what foods to avoid, and other important things to change, but before that I want to point out that you need to talk to your doctor.
Losing weight is good for you, but if you are in poor health it is important to make sure that you don’t do anything that can make your existing condition worse.
Here are the specifics I promised you:
1. Fast food is only one of the things you need to cut way back on. Processed foods are another. Many people mistakenly think that all those frozen foods that are sold by “weight loss companies” are good for them. Some of them may be better than others, but you need to read the labels.
Many times pre-processed foods are loaded with sodium and preservatives. Your best bet is to eat these meals in moderation. Find the ones that have the least amount of not just calories but sodium and preservatives too.
2. One great way for you to get more fruits and vegetables into your diet is to get a vegetarian cookbook. Even if you aren’t a vegetarian there is nothing wrong with having several meat-free meals during the week.
Eating too much meat can contribute to weight gain but by adding some meat-free meals you can also get more vegetables into your diet. It becomes a win/ win.
Eating more fruit is important too. Try to add some berries to your cereal or make fruit smoothies for one of your meals, etc. There are simple ways to get a little more fruit into your diet.
3. Drink a lot more water and much less coffee, soda, etc. No one is suggesting that you cut coffee out of your life completely, but just some cutting back can help you. So, instead of say, 10 cups of coffee and a day, why not try cutting that down? If you do that for a few weeks you will find that you don’t even care about it that much. Slowly wean your self off.
Many people do not drink enough water. Drinking plenty of water will help you not only keep your body hydrated, but it will also flush toxins out of your system.
So, I hope I answered the question of what foods to eat to lose weight. Just keep all these tips in mind especially the one about talking to your doctor.