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Food to Help You Lose Weight

If you want to know how to lose weight fast then you should continue reading this article.

Body shapes

There are different body shapes that determine on which region of the body one accumulates larger portion of the fat. People who have more weight around their middles are known to have an apple shaped body. People who have more weight around their hip region are known to have a pear shaped body. There are others who gain weight along chest and hip region in an equal proportion and are known to have bell shaped body. Among these body shapes, one that is more towards health risks is apple shaped body. Apple shapes have bigger waistline and develop cardio vascular diseases and diabetes over the period of time.

Starch is an important part of our diet and we should not neglect it even when trying to lose weight.

Try consuming a wholegrain form of starch such as whole meal, whole grain bread and cereals etc. Why whole grain starch? The answer is simple. Whole grains contain a larger portion of fiber. Fiber helps in losing weight by giving a feeling of a full stomach when it is not full. It also digests slowly reducing our desire of more food. So, we eat less comparatively.

Eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

It has been studied that a person should eat five portions of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. These are the best sources of vitamins and minerals necessary for correct functioning of our body. These minerals are also good for your teeth whitening and teeth and gum’s strength. Remember, potatoes do not come under the heading of ‘vegetables’ as they are starch food. Fruits and vegetables help in losing weight as they boost up the metabolism process and does not contain any fat in them. Always try to consume them raw or slightly cooked where cooking or heating is unavoidable. Prolonged cooking or over heating destroys all the necessary vitamins and minerals in them.

Meat contains fat

Consume fish for getting the required protein content avoiding the unnecessary fat content. What is unnecessary fat content? It is the portion of saturated or poly saturated fatty acids. White fish such as cod, tuna, haddock are non oily and are good when you are trying to lose weight, yet keeping up your requirement of fat and protein as well.

Stay away from sugar.

 Sugar is high in calories and increases body weight. It is present in all types of desserts, cakes, biscuits and cookies. Carbonated drinks and other artificial fruit juices also have sugar in them. Avoid using saturated fat. Use unsaturated fat instead that is present in avocados, vegetable oil, olive oil etc.

This is a guest post from Imran Ali

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  2. Thanks for sharing this wonderful tips Karla. Living a more healthy lifestyle is one of my resolution this year. 🙂

  3. Thanks Karla – what a great post chock full of wonderful information.

    I had no idea that eating fruits and vegetables helped with teeth whitening – that is fantastic!

    I had never heard of the “bell” shape either – I’d heard of pear and apple but not the bell shape.

    Great info! Keep up the good work,

  4. Hi Karla and Happy New Year!

    Outstanding tips from someone who has learned why eating the right kinds of food is so vital to not only maintaining a healthy body weight, but also staying healthy in general. There is such a direct link between what we put in our bodies and our overall health and energy. The only item that I would add to the sugar category is staying away from High Fructose Corn Syrup at all costs! My son and I have eliminated HFCS from our diets since this past Summer, and both of us have lost body fat (especially the stubborn belly fat) and have a lot more energy, so something I highly recommend looking into. Thanks for sharing the great information 🙂

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  5. Hi Karla,
    Thanks for the weight loss tips. These are great reminders. Why do we like to eat so much anyway? Well, for one thing, I don’t like to be hungry! But I often eat the wrong things, and this needs to stop. A good Mediterranean diet is healthy and wise. My brother-in-law’s brother just passed away, as his heart could not handle the size his body had grown to be. How very sad.
    Keep publishing more great tips,
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