How to Select the Right Weight Loss Foods

In this article we have discussed the common weight packers and protein foods and how these foods can affect your weight loss goal.

It is very important to know about weight packers and protein foods in order to select them sensibly in your diet. This article has discussed the common weight packers and protein foods and how they can affect your weight loss goal.

1. Weight packers

Studies suggest that the combination of fructose and dextrose can interface with your brain’s ability to recognize you are full. Diet experts recommend ‘Reduce the sugar intake in general’. Extra sugar in your body is stored as fat. So you must choose whole fruit over dried, and fruit canned in its own juice instead of syrup.

You should also say no to hydrogenated fats. Unlike the non-unsaturated fats in some cooking oils or the polyunsaturated fats in nuts and seeds – the good fats- hydrogenated fats are found in processed foods such as pastries, French fries and biscuits. When hydrogen gas is added to otherwise healthy unsaturated liquid fat, it turns into a solid, partly saturated ‘trans fat’ that can send your bad cholesterol levels, heart disease risk and weight sky rocketing. You must avoid these fats whenever possible. You can start by skipping fried foods. The dietitians and nutritionists – all recommend this.

2. Protein foods

Will protein foods curb your cravings? This is a common question asked by everyone. Let see the views of dietitians. Proteins have a role in making you feel full, say diet experts. Proteins take longer to digest than carbohydrates. But many people make the mistake of not balancing their protein intake throughout the day. They wait till until the dinner time at which points they fill up on meat or other protein rich foods. At lunch time they will eat a vegetable sandwich or salad but will get hungry again by mid-afternoon. This is not correct.

The nutritionists suggest making protein work for a person throughout the day by adding some chicken, fish (or low fat dairy products) to that lunch time veggie salad or sandwich. Or add some extra ham to that ham sandwich. These suggestions must be followed for balancing your protein intake throughout the day. Further, the experts say that if you eat toast with jam for breakfast, you must add natural peanut butter to it to keep you going longer. Such easy-to-follow tips can go a long way in making your diet a balanced and nutritious one.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.

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