What Can We Eat to Avoid Obesity?

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Drinking 8 glasses of water a day will help your metabolism too.

Avoid cooking with lard or with heavy cooking oils, as they are high in calories and saturated fat. Excess of saturated fats is associated with colon cancer and atherosclerosis among other diseases. A better oil for cooking is mono unsaturated Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Contrary to saturated fat, unsaturated fat is associated with longevity and lower risk of disease, olive oil is a good example.

In 2004,repparttar U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed olive oil products to makerepparttar 131188 claim: “Limited and not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that about two tablespoons of olive oil daily may reducerepparttar 131189 risk of coronary heart disease due torepparttar 131190 monounsaturated fat in olive oil.”

Reduce portion sizes and eat more fresh foods than processed foods. If you enjoy meat, try leaner cuts and trim off any fat.

If you enjoy chicken, eliminaterepparttar 131191 skin and trim off any fat too. Chicken is a good source of protein and very low in carbs.

If you are vegetarian, have soy-based products for protein consumption. For example, meatless hamburgers, falafel, soy-based bacon, soy-based sausages, etc...

Ideally go for low fat dairy products and you will still have allrepparttar 131192 nutrients withrepparttar 131193 exception of fat.

Consume yogurt, but make sure it contains "live cultures," such as Acidophillus, thermophillus, L. Bulgaricus and lactobacillus; these bacteria boostrepparttar 131194 immune system, helping restore good bacteria to our digestive system to combat bad bacteria. As highlighted by Scientist T. Charles John Bhaskar, those unique living microorganisms are responsible for many ofrepparttar 131195 health and nutritional benefits of yogurt, such as helping to digest food and prevent stomach infections, plus it is a good source of protein, calcium, riboflavin and vitamin B 12.

For those social parties, let me give you some emergency party measures. Be alert to those fancy goodies at parties. They might look small but sometimes are full of saturated fat and empty calories. For example, hidden fat foods include chips, sausages, pork pie, salami, and those innocent dips. Instead, have a small plate with vegetables, fruits, or just one of those tempting snacks.

Sure, you might be tempted to grasp those sugary or salty heavy calories munchies, but think…”do I really need those empty calories and extra fat?” Most of those snacks are starchy carbs and refined carbs, which are usually high in calories and their high glycemic value increases blood sugar levels. Most of those sugars will convert into fat deposits if our bodies don’t burn those extra calories..

The bottom line is that we can eat almost everything, as long as we eat in moderation without consuming more calories than we actually burn. Diet should not be a burdening experience but a healthy pleasant experience without deprivation. It is up to us to makerepparttar 131196 decision to either keep increasing weight by over eating, or defeating overweight by learning how to eat healthy and not use food as an excuse to fill any emotional need.

Now, let me go and grasp my warm cup of green tea to speed up my metabolism. Until next time, have an enjoyable way to keep a healthy figure. Your commitment is also my commitment, “Official! Overweight? NO MORE!” We can do it!

Anna “Overweight? NO MORE!” lost over 80 pounds from 230 pounds and has kept the weight off for 3 years. She believes that every person can achieve a healthier figure with determination, eating healthy, and exercising. I did it, so can you! www.officialoverweightnomore.com contact: anna@officialoverweightnomore.com


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  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water throughoutrepparttar day, not in one gulp. Your body needs to be hydrated. Symptoms of dehydration include dizziness, lack of concentration, irritability and headaches.

  • Secret to lose body fat? You must eat fewer calories than your body burns off. That is all!

  • Ideally, eat 5-6 small meals every 3 hours. But remember... smaller quantities not HUMONGOUS sizes.

  • So much written about PROTEINS. Increase your protein intake. Protein helps to build new muscles, increase your metabolism - which burns calories.

  • Think positive and visualizerepparttar 131186 NEW you.

  • Haverepparttar 131187 worst photo of yourself, yes, exactly, that one...repparttar 131188 one you don’t like because you look fat paste it in a place where you can see it. Next to it, place an ideal figure either of yourself or from an inspiration figure to motivate yourself and reach your goal: A NEW HEALTHY FIGURE!!

  • Don't let other people's negative comments affect your weight loss program. Be consistent and know that you are working towardrepparttar 131189 NEW you.

  • Not liking counting calories or carbs? Don't panic! Just learn good eating habits and choose vegetables/fruits.

  • Say SO LONG TO JUNK FOOD!!! You are not a human garbage bin! Instead, eat lots of vegetable and fruits.

  • Weight Loss Replacement meals are excellent when in a hurry or planning your calorie intake. Check for well balanced meal replacements to get all your nutrients.

  • Be patient, losing weight is not overnight. But you are on your way to overcome obesity!

  • Say NO to BIG PORTIONS when eating out. Ask for medium or smaller portions. Enjoy smaller portions of healthy foods.

  • Take breaks when feeling pressured or under stress. Take a walk, meditate, or listen to your favorite music. It will lift up your spirit.

  • Waking up and wanting to feel energized? Get some hot water with a squeeze of lemon before breakfast. It will speed up your metabolism forrepparttar 131190 day, and helps prevent constipation.

  • Learn to love yourself. Love isrepparttar 131191 most powerful tool to accomplish everything.

  • If you are a believer, pray for strength to keep your new healthy life style.

  • Modernize your wardrobe. Don’t hide on those big t-shirts!

  • Exercise at least 3 times a week, diet alone will not help you lose weight and keep it off. Hints: home exercise videos, walk, go to a gym, run, hike with a friend.

  • With our rush daily life, we tend to eat fast. Try to eat slowly, chewing each bite completely. This will help you to enjoy your meals and decrease your appetite.

  • Good news for those chili lovers! Chili helps to speed up metabolism.

  • Read labels to see your calorie intake. Remember a calorie is always a calorie. What goes in remains in if you consume extra calories.

  • Avoid eating 3 hours or more before bed time. If feeling hungry or craving for sweet, have a cup of a flavored tea or a simple fruit. I will be happy to hear from you and wish you allrepparttar 131192 best. Do not give up, you can do it, be positive and start today your way forrepparttar 131193 new you!

    Until next time, Official!! Overweight? NO MORE!!

    Anna “Overweight? NO MORE!” lost over 80 pounds from 230 pounds and has kept the weight off for 3 years. She believes that every person can achieve a healthier figure with determination, eating healthy, and exercising. I did it, so can you!” www.officialoverweightnomore.com contact: anna@officialoverweightnomore.com

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