Weight Loss | Foods You Should Eat And Avoid For Weight Loss
Weight loss naturally means eating healthy diet with less calories and fat. As we learn more and more about the right nutrition and healthy diet, we find self-propagating beliefs and trends are flying. Anyway, here is a list of some foods and drinks which you need to eat and avoid in order to lose weight in healthy and natural way.
Weight loss naturally requires natural eating and it has been the health enthusiasts keen to consume their foods in as natural a state as possible. We often argued that skim milk is more processed than full cream milk and it contains more sugar, which is not true. The truth is that public health recommendations to swap full cream dairy to low fat varieties and it came from the observation of Australians. They were used to consume too much saturated fat like dairy and meat. These two are the largest sources of saturated fat in the diet and that’s why it made sense to recommend skim milk. Skim milk is beneficial for those also who have heart disease. People who are slim and fit and they have no history of heart disease, they can use full cream milk and it is unlikely to cause any harm.
The anti-sugar brigade has always warned about the toxicity of fructose for a number of years and of course one of the richest sources of fructose we find from the diet is from fresh fruits. In the other hand, fruit does contain the sugar fructose; it also contains plenty of fiber and key nutrients. If we go back of thousands of years consumption would tell us that a couple of pieces of fruit a day will do no harm except providing health benefits. Snacks and juices which are fruit based and dried fruit on the other hand are all concentrated sources of fruit sugars and it provides multiple health wellness if consumed moderately but it can be easily over consumed. Study shows that over consumption of these are linked to weight gain in long term.
Antioxidants in olive oil are found and it helps protect the oil from oxidizing when it is heated. Yes, of course you can get the best results from olive oil when it is used in dressings or for roasting or baking but it does not turn carcinogenic when it is heated as commonly thought. So, olive oil is also the good option for cooking in healthy way.
Coconut oil contains a high proportion of medium chain fats which are primarily metabolized through the liver, it is still fat and fat contains a lot of calories relative to carbs and protein. So if you swap a small amount of oil for coconut oil, you are more likely to use this fat as energy but if you use lashings of oil, and more than you usually does, you still have to burn all these extra calories coming from fat. Coconut oil may be fine for a personal trainer who used to burn 2000+ calories a day, but for the average person who spends much of the day sitting, it does not offer the health benefits that extra virgin olive oil does. So, using coconut oil on regular basis is not a good idea for maintaining a healthy weight.
Nut milks are generally for those who cannot tolerate dairy milk or prefer not to drink it. The key nutrients which we get from milk are protein and calcium and it is important to remember that almond milk contains literally none of either of these. Some non-dairy milk has a little calcium added, but again it is much smaller amounts than is found in dairy milks. So, if you choose to use nut milks, please make sure you get your calcium from somewhere else.
Poor old potato a food staple for thousands of year and it packed full of B group vitamins and fiber and relatively high glycaemic index. It is banned from many weight loss programs but the truth is that a single potato contain just 20 gram of carbs which is less than ½ cup of rice or pasta. Health experts say that a simple baked potato of reasonable size and not made into chips is a great choice nutritionally.