A healthy lifestyle will help you to lose weight and just feel better overall. You already know that in order to have any kind of success with exercising, you need to lose the stored up weight as well. So in order to do that, you will have to change some what you eat on a daily basis. You need to cut out the foods that you know are bad for you, and replace them with foods that are good and nutritious for you.
Your body requires a certain amount of each vitamin or nutrient to function as it should. When you are lacking in a nutrient, there are always signs for it. But often times your body is able to improvise to a certain extent and cover up for it. But it can only do so much. You need to be sure that you are giving your body enough of a balanced diet that is full of all vitamins and nutrients.
If you are lacking in one, it will be harmful to you, if you are lacking in many, you are prone to serious health risks because it is the equivalent of your body being blind folded and hand cuffed. Your body will burn calories and lose weight, but this process can be seriously expedited if you are eating the right kind of foods.
Those are the foods that your body can easily break down into basic nutrients and send to where they are used in your body. That way, there isn’t any excess that your body can’t break down and digest, and therefore won’t store where it shouldn’t.
Lose the Sugary and Salty Foods
Importance of Protein and Fiber
Switch to Whole Grain
You need to replace and get away from the foods that have processed wheat or flour. If you switch to whole grains, you will be a lot healthier and it will give our body the nutritional value that it needs to process and lose weight. Plus, processed grain has many more calories and it will offset the weightloss process.
Watch out for Fattening Foods
Your body needs fat to operate properly, so don’t cut it out of your diet completely, but it also needs the RIGHT kind of fat. This can be found in various foods such as milk, butter, cheese, etc. But don’t over do it. Try switching to skim milk and cut back on your butter use.
Alcohol And Weight Loss
Alcohol is notorious for interrupting the weightloss process. Drinking an alcoholic beverage will almost negate any attempt by your body to burn extra fat. For many people just cutting back on alcoholic beverages is enough for them to start losing more weight. Just remember, whether it is food, drink or anything else, moderation is the key. Too much of anything can be harmful.
Below you will see many of the foods that you should eat. They are all good for you and filling, but it is of course up to you to decide what to eat. Check out these fat burning foods and our full fat burning foods list.
Vegetables & Beans
Grains are a good choice of food at any time. As we mentioned above, make sure that you are eating the natural whole grains, anything else just won’t do. Stay away from processed wheat and flour, but eat whole grains regularly.
Meat is a good source of nutrients and it can be very tasty. Avoid the red meat and the fat that comes along with it. Stay away from fatty beef and pork. Stick with lean beef, chicken & other poultry, fish, and other kinds of sea food.
Nuts & Raisins
Nuts and raisins are a great anytime snack and they are good for you! You can carry these along with you at any time and just take a handful of them and you will be satisfied for awhile. They are very filling and don’t carry any detrimental value with them.
The above list is just a basic idea of the KINDS of foods that you should be eating. Everyone has a different taste pallet, so you will have to choose for yourself what you want to eat. But with just a little creative cooking or preparation, you can make some pretty tasty meals for yourself and eat healthy all the time. Also, you should mix it up.
We are a lot better off eating various kinds of foods. We can’t just eat one thing, because there is no one thing that has everything that we need, even cookies! If you eat a variety of good foods, you will get every vitamin and nutrient that you need to live, build muscle, and lose weight.