This is the question that most of the people, wanting to go in for weight loss, ask doctors and dieticians. Most of them know that exercise and an active lifestyle help to lose weight. However many are not clear about what an ideal diet should be for weight loss.
Some believe going on a crash diet could help lose weight. However, this method of weight loss is neither effective nor advisable. They will gain weight at the same or faster speed than they lost weight. One’s body tends to want to compensate for the food it did not eat and there is a craving to eat more and more in such people. It is however best to stop eating when one is full or almost full.
Snacking when one feels hungry should be an orange, apple, cucumber, carrots or some salad vegetable that are fiborous and also makes one feel full. Keep a ready stock of a variety of fruits and salad vegetables to snack on when one feels hungry. Control the temptation to dig and finish that bag of your favorite potato chips, savor that plum cake or your favorite Hershey bar of chocolate. Taking this as a treat once in a while is alright as starving a craving altogether is also not advisable.
A vegetarian diet is more ideal for weight loss. However non-vegetarians can go in for less calories healthy preparations. Opt to have baked skinless chicken breast in place of fried chicken breast. Change your preferances and opt for lean meat in place of red meat. Fish is any day preferable to eating meat.
Vegetarian diet has lesser calories and if saturated fats are avoided or minimized it has been found to be more ideal for weight loss. It is best to cook in non- stick vessels. Opt for vegetable unsaturated fats or zero fat substitutes. Opt for a baked diet in place of a grilled or fried diet. Besides to promote weight loss have an ideal diet by including and eating a lot of green but less calories vegetables and fruits. They could help by their high fiber content to eliminate wastes that could deposit as fats in the body. An ideal diet of vegetables and fruits provides a lot of minerals and vitamins and gives a person an energetic feeling.
A low sodium diet or low salt diet is ideal for those who wish for weight loss. Eliminate or minimize the use of sauces, processed foods and go in for natural fresh foods. Let the salt and pepper containers find their place elsewhere and not on the dining table to invite temptation. Go in for a fresh fruit or fruit salad minus the ice-cream if you should have a dessert. Take to fresh juices in place of aerated drinks that contain a lot of calories and sugar.
To conclude, an ideal diet encompassing all these points could be an ideal diet to promote weight loss and good health.