Lose Weight by Eating the Right Food

* The following guest post was contributed by Jack.

In our previous post Want to lose weight? Control your healthy food serving sizes, we explained 8 simple ways to reduce the portion sizes which can help you lose weight by consuming less calories. In today’s post we will expand more on the subject of weight loss and try to explain the importance of eating the right type of foods.

It is widely known that in order to lose weight you need to make sure that the number of calories you eat are less than the amount required by the body for normal functioning more activities. By doing this consistently and over a period of time you will start losing weight. In order to consume fewer calories you need to take care of two things. First is the size of your food portions and second is to eat the β€˜right food’. Let’s see with some examples what we mean by the ‘right food’.

 

Lose Weight by Eating the Right Food: Fruits, Vegetables and Salads

The right food to consume is the one that is healthy and can help you lose weight at the same time. Such foods are organic and natural, low in calories, low in fats and sugars and with lots of vitamins and essential minerals. In practice foods that satisfy these criteria are:

Fresh fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are full in fiber and vitamins. Fiber can help you maintain the feeling of fullness for longer periods and also helps digestion. Some fruits also enable the negative calorie effect which means that your body needs more energy (calories) to digest them than the calories found in the fruit; one such fruit is an apple. A normal size apple is about 80 calories but in order for the body to digest an apple it may spend 90 calories; thus you have a 10 calorie saving by eating just one apple.

Low fat dairy products

Dairy products are essential for a balanced diet because they provide the body with protein and calcium and at the same time assist in the breakdown of the fat cells. What is important though is not to consume full fat dairy products because these contain a substantial amount of fats, instead you can choose low fat dairy products. Several studies about the role of low-fat dairy products in diet showed that people who eat low fat dairy regularly (3-4 times per day) were able to lose more weight than people who did not include these items in their diet.

Nuts

Many people are not aware of the benefits of raw nuts in losing weight (and fat). Raw and organic nuts (not roasted or salted) act as physical fat burners and can keep hunger away for a lot of time. A handful of nuts per day can certainly influence your weight loss positively.

Fish

Fish is among the healthiest foods on the planet. It is full of protein and low in calories and fats. It is highly recommended to have fish at least twice per week replacing red meat. Salmon, tuna and sardines are the best types of fish for weight loss.

Undoubtedly there are many other types of food that are excellent choices for a healthy and low fat diet. What is important is to keep a balance and try to consume foods from every food group and of course watch your food serving sizes.

By-line:
This is a guest-post by Jack. Jack maintains a healthy weight loss blog where you can find lots of information on how to lose weight using natural methods and techniques.

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Lazaro

Wonderful guest post. Informative, insightful and well-written. Sound advice, now if people would only put it to use. Cheers!

pegasuslegend

Sounds like fantastic healthy advice….great read thanks for sharing with us Jack! and Gera great post πŸ˜‰
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Cajun Chef Ryan

Great tips here indeed Gera! We eat one ounce of walnuts a day which are high in the Omega-3 fatty acid. Currently we consume very little dairy and only seafood now, mainly greens, vegetables, and beans. I have lsot 20 pounds in 8 weeks.

Bon appetite!
CCR
=:~)

Reeni

Great guest post! Thanks for all the great tips!

Belinda

Right on! It's all about moderation…although I must say, I don't do low-fat, especially low-fat dairy products. There's some emerging research on that, but any way to promote healthy eating is wonderful! Thanks for the great tips.
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kathy gori

Great ideas, very interesting post.
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susan-cookingtosave

Great points! It's all about eating the right foods! (and no candy :))
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anncoo

Thanks for your info and tips.
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Carolyn Jung

Don't forget it's also quantity that counts. Americans, especially, have a tendency to lean toward humongous portions. Better to stay with moderate portions of everything to keep yourself in tip-top shape.
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CG the Foodie

Great post! Portions are my problem usually. I eat the right food but too much of it haha.
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MaryMoh

Thanks for all the useful info. I hope more people read this and follow for a healthy body. My family drinks freshly made juices and lots of exercise.
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sangeeta

great reminders for the health conscious.
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Scorpio Woman

Great post! We also have to listen to our body. It's important to know when we're hungry and when we're not. When our body is satisfied, we must stop feeding him.

ashley rowell

Very good points. I hate these fad diets that make you eat in a way that no human could possibly do for the rest of their life. It is all about healthy lifestyle changes that can be carried out on a consistent basis

Rosa

Great tips, as usual! Nuts are very healthy and good for the heart…

Cheers,

Rosa
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Claudia

All good, sound advice that I should follow more often!
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elra

The fruit salad look as good as the one on your photo, definitely Gera! I need to watch what I eat, sadly I don't always remember that, or I tend to ignore I must say … and that is not good. Thanks for the reminder!

Joanne

Guess I'm pretty lucky. I love all the foods you should eat. πŸ™‚
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Jessie

wonderful advice for people watching what they eat, I have to add though Lean Protein is a great addition to one's diet because protein helps repair muscles and heal the body at the same time. It's very important that we all have lean protein in our diets.

Gerardo

Thanks so much for all your comments on behalf of Jack!
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Soma

That picture of the colorful fruits and vegetables is making me drool. Looks like I am doing things pretty much right πŸ™‚

Not Quite Nigella

Absolutely agree with these Gera! You're spot on as always πŸ˜€

Rach

Eat healthy, stay healthy. Eating right is the key to weight loss. This article is so useful for those who are into wrong eating habits( like fastfood, binge eating etc.) I love fresh fruits and vegetables. I follow ayurvedic diets which keep me healthy. You have a nice blog πŸ™‚
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Peter Decosta

All fruits and vegetables are very much important for our health.Diet is good option for wait lose. But just planning of diet is not enough, you should maintain your diet. Than only you can got a good result.

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