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Important Weight Loss Foods for Proper Dieting

December 22, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 152

So what are weight loss foods? We have all heard the expression, "you are what you eat". Whether it's pork chops, fried chicken, potatoes, cheese cake or chocolate, your body will respond based on how you are feeding it. It's not a bad thing to enjoy the foods you eat, but moderation is the key. You can still enjoy food on a diet, you just need to know there are some foods that when eaten help you lose weight and others that you want to avoid as they will cause you to gain unnecessary pounds.

Cold or chilled soups are great alternatives for low calorie dishes. They can include gazpacho or cucumber-dill, which are typically rich with plenty of vitamin rich vegetables. Consuming low-calorie soups prior to a meal is an excellent method to reduce overeating foods that tend to cause you to put on extra pounds. Also several health researchers confirm that having a type of low-calorie broth-based soup can actually provide you with a sense of fullness.

There is no single food that serves as the perfect diet food no matter how much hype you read in magazines or see over the Internet or on TV. However, if you know the difference between which foods promote losing weight and which contribute to weight gain, you've already got a good head start on achieving the ideal weight you desire.

Carrots are great weight loss foods due to its low calorie but high nutritional content (such as vitamins A, C, beta carotene and fiber). Because of its abundant fiber, it fills you up easily, preventing you from heaping on excess calories.Carrots are even more nutritious when cooked, but not over cooked. When consuming raw carrots the cellular walls are tough and harder on your digestive system. Steaming vegetables will maintain the nutrition, but aid in digestion. This enables your body to convert more beta carotene into vitamin A. Alternatively, you can blend carrots into juices with other fruits or vegetables.

You have to distinguish what can be considered "super" foods which are a must for a healthy weight loss diet. For some dieters, adding these weight loss foods to their daily diet can provide quick weight loss that they need. They prefer this because they feel so restricted on other formal diet plans being offered in the market.

As experts suggest we need to drink at least two to three liters of water each day. But this can be hard to maintain on a consistent basis if you are not used to drinking that much water. An alternative to add food items with a high water content, but fewer calories. These types of foods help to fulfill our water intake and with fewer calories being eaten, our bodies begin to lose those extra pounds while the water helps to flush out toxins which speeds up the weight loss process even faster.

Specific foods aimed specifically at rapid weight loss are ones that speed up your metabolism. These are the kinds of foods that are rich in protein such as chicken, fish, meat and eggs. Caffeine and other weight loss accelerators can speed up your body to make you lose weight. HOWEVER, these adding fat burning pills and accelerators can cause problems and be damaging to your health.. Foods like citrus fruits, soybeans, fresh fruits, garlic, cayenne pepper and olive oil are much better alternatives than artificial accelerators.

The best weight loss program is difficult to describe, but if you stick with good advice on a consistent basis, you are doing it right! To conquer weight loss, all you need to do is STOP eating the foods that contribute to weight gain (simple carbohydrates) and start eating foods that are lower in calories and higher in nutrition (protein and complex carbohydrates). Also, eating nutritious foods and getting enough water will make you feel better and also improve your overall mental health and mood. This will up your motivation to stick with a healthy weight loss diet and continue to see the weight come off over time. Add a regular exercise regimen to that and be will reach your weight loss goal!

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