Friday, August 20, 2010

New frontiers of Fighting Fat

Live the basics by weighing in daily, recording what you eat and tracking your exercise. Make smart decisions by starting with meals that has a broth-based soup or low-fat salad of no more than 150 calories. These are low in calories, but high in protein, fiber and filling veggies.

Reduce trans and saturated fats and processed foods. Prefer to eat more natural foods and inflammation-quenching omega-3 fats.
Avoid long labels when eating food with one ingredient. When buying food in a box, bottle, bag or jar, it's always good to look for short lists on the labels.

Load up on fruits and vegetables and make sure they're not covered with fat, salt or sugar. Choose whole grain instead of refined carbs.

How and when to eat:
Start eating breakfast early, but what you eat still matters. Don't start your day eating doughnuts and expect to lose.
Don't starve yourself. Eat small meals every 2 hours or so. Eating often with healthy foods can make you feel full longer.

Stick with healthy foods that you enjoy; like a high-fiber cereal for breakfast, black bean soup with whole-wheat roll for lunch few days a week.

There are several ways to lose weight. It doesn't matter how you do it as long as you still get the right nutrients you need.