Choose the best weight loss foods for you in 5 easy steps.
Do you find it difficult to choose the best food for weight loss?
What Are Good Weight Loss Foods?
When choosing the best foods for weight loss it’s easy to forget that you are unique and only you know what flavors appeal to you. It would be difficult for you to follow a high protein (meat) program, no matter how good it’s been for other people if you prefer fruits and veggies.
What do you do if you find it impossible to resist sweets or if pizza is your weakness?
These are things you need to keep in mind when choosing the best weight loss foods for you! As weight loss takes time, make sure your weight loss food program includes as much food as possible that appeals to you.
5 Easy Steps to Choose the Best Weight Loss Foods
To be able to choose the best weight loss foods for you, you only need to know this:
1. High Nutritional Value
There are a lot of nutritional guidelines out there and for a non-professional it can be very confusing. But it’s actually easy when you focus on the basics.
Focusing on just one “weight problem solver” is not enough; the human body is more complex than that. TheHealthy Eating Pyramid gives you excellent guidelines.
2. Consume Fewer Calories than You Burn
This applies to whatever weight loss program you choose to follow. You will soon master the art of counting calories. It’s not that tricky and you don’t have to do it on a day-to-day basis.
3. Keep Your Blood Sugar Levels Balanced
The affect your food has on your blood sugar level has an affect on your weight loss as well; it can in fact ruin it. When you have too high blood sugar levels your body actually absorbs more fat into the fat cells, even while you are consuming fewer calories than you burn.
The solution is learning more about the glycemic index. That will help you choose food that will have a positive affect on your blood sugar levels.
The glycemic index does not say anything about the nutritional value of your food or how many calories it contains, but it’s an excellent tool if used in the right way.
4. Don’t Go Hungry
You will never succeed at weight loss if you’re in a constant state of hunger.
Fortunately there has been testing on how long different foods will keep you satisfied. Some foods are much more filling than others. The satiety index will help you choose foods that will keep your hunger at bay for as long as possible.
And last, but not least…
5. Make It YUMMY!
This is the fun part when it all comes together. Use your new knowledge on nutrition with your experience on how to make food delicious.
Food is to enjoy and yummy food can be slimming as well. Yummy food is normally considered fattening and so making your weight loss foods yummy will be an interesting and creative challenge.
My opinion is that, during weight loss, you should take extra care of yourself and spoil yourself when possible.
One way is by eating mostly food that pleases you and at the same time helps you lose weight.
Even if it feels like a lot of work, it can be fun to alter your favorite recipes and make them slimming while keeping them delicious. Even making something delicious and refreshing of water is possible, and will soon give your weight loss motivation a boost.
If this seems like a lot to keep in mind, don’t worry. The more you learn, the easier it will get. Remember how it was to learn how to ride a bike, difficult to start with, but with the result that you enjoy riding a bike now. Weight loss is no different.
With you on the weigh,