Every obese person has the same question – ‘What should I eat to lose weight fast’. Although the question is same for every obese person but answer differs according to his/her physical activities. This article has tried to emphasize some of the important points regarding weight loss diet plan and foods that should be consumed by obese people.
Apples have long been lauded for their positive effects on weight loss. High in fiber and low in calories, they make a perfect snack for people on the go and need something to nibble on while commuting. Blackberries, blueberries and cherries satisfy the cravings for sweets without compromising your diet. They also make you eat more slowly, thus giving you brain enough time to register the fact that your tummy is no longer empty. Candy bars contain too much fat and simple sugar. This causes an unhealthy spike in blood sugar levels that in time may lead to diabetes.
While apples and berries make great snack substitutes, citrus fruits have long been known to be effective in helping you lose weight simply by adding them to your diet. One study conducted by the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center at Scripps Clinic found out that adding grapefruit and grapefruit juice to one’s regular diet can result in weight loss. Researchers assume that the acidity and relatively high fiber content of citrus fruits are the essential factors that make them such effective weight reducers. Citrus can easily be incorporated into your diet by substituting them for carbonated beverages. Having freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice every meal is a must for those who want to lose weight.
Another food type that should not be missing in your culinary arsenal against obesity is high fiber foods. These include fresh fruits, whole grains and vegetables. Fiber makes you feel full longer while flushing away harmful toxins from your digestive tract. By prolonging the sensation of fullness, fiber curbs your appetite and lessens the urge to overeat. High fiber foods such whole wheat bread also contain fewer calories than their processed counterparts. Oatmeal is the most readily available type of whole grain. Having it for breakfast or a snack dramatically increases your intake of dietary fiber for the day. Raspberries, grapefruit and pears top the list of high fiber fruits. Lentils, beans, and peas are also top contenders in high fiber category.
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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by Ryan Mutt