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Food To Eat On A Diet

What types of foods must I eat when I am on a diet?
(June 26, 2008)

Food To Eat On A Diet

It is important to eat nutritious food that is healthy, which will supply the body of all the nutrition it requires in order to sustain overall well-being. A variety of fresh fruits and green vegetables and also root vegetables, in addition to fresh salads, seafood, are necessary for its rich abundance in essential minerals and vitamins for the body. Most of the times it is difficult to choose the right kind of foods, especially when on a diet and the decision to pick foods that are healthy can be quite a tiring factor. Ideally one must learn to choose healthy foods that are part of the daily diet and concentrate on such foods, such as vegetables and whole meal grains. Another key is to eat in moderation and not overeat or under-eat any foods to lose weight.

There are some foods that are known to burn fat such as skimmed milk, non-fat yoghurt, non-fat cheese, egg whites, all kinds of low fat baked goods and dairy products. Meats are usually loaded with saturated fats and its best to stay away from them, unless you decide to opt for lean meats and cook tem without using too much oil or unhealthy cooking methods such as frying. Salads are also one of the most excellent forms of foods to consume during a diet, however you need to be extra careful of the kinds of dressings you add to the salads as dressings in themselves contain huge amounts of unhealthy fats and calories. Although mayonnaise is a common salad dressing it is loaded with calories and fat and can be a factor to out on weight instead of losing weight.

Baked potatoes are also one of the best foods to eat on a diet, but do not add extra salt or butter to it, as most people do and it only adds to the calories. You can try loading your baked potato with cottage cheese or baked beans which is a much healthier option and also a great way to fill you up.

Submitted by C N on June 26, 2008 at 06:29


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