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How to lose weightChoosing the Right Foods

When you’re past your teenage years, or even before, you will have developed preferences for certain foods. You know what you like and what you don’t like. You put off going on a diet not so much because you’ll have to count calories but because you won’t be able to eat as much of your favorite (but unhealthy) food. Choosing the right foods, however, is just as important as eating less, if not more so. But then, you really have a lot of healthy choices out there, so it’s not really a problem.

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Eat Healthy Foods

The following foods are your best bets to help you attain your desired weight.

  • Milk – It’s the high calcium content of milk that makes it effective for shedding excess pounds. This important mineral boosts your metabolism. You also need calcium for healthy bones and teeth. Of course, limit yourself to low-fat milk, 3 glasses daily.
  • Nuts – They’re not just delicious; they’re also nutritious and contain healthy fats that are good for the heart and keep your metabolism at a high level. Being high in calories, though, you will have to limit your consumption of nuts.

  • Whole grains and other complex carbohydrates should be the mainstay of your diet. Opt for brown rice, plain oatmeal, and whole wheat breads and pastas. Complex carbohydrates, the “good carbs,” take longer for the body to process into usable energy, thus burning more calories. Because of this, they minimize the release of insulin and keep your blood sugar level steady. Their fiber content also makes you feel full sooner and longer.
  • Fish – Fish is probably your best source of proteins because of its omega 3 fatty acids, essential for a healthy heart and as a fat burner. It also offers health benefits that may be derived from other lean proteins.
  • Olive oil has healthy fat that increases satiety, curbing your appetite.  But that’s not the only health benefit it can give you. Research shows it has anti-inflammatory properties. Use olive oil in your salad you’ll multiply the antioxidant power of your vegetables.

  • Vegetables are chock-full of vitamins and minerals while being low in calories, so you can eat as much as you like. Some also have plenty of fiber, important for proper digestion and elimination of body waste.
  • Peppers – You tend to eat less when the food is spicy, but this is not the only reason peppers are good for weight loss. They contain capsaicin, which increases the production of adrenaline, which in turn boosts your metabolic rate.
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