By now, most of you should know that to lose weight as quickly as possible, you need a combination of exercising and dieting. Types of exercise can range from walking to sports like tennis to mountain climbing. You should choose an exercise program that suits your physical conditions. As you go through your exercise regime, you need to boost your body’s energy level and keep it nourished by eating proper food. Foods that will keep you healthy as well as help you to lose weight.
When planning your weight loss meals, be sure to include the following list of foods. They provide the necessary vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, fibre and essential amino acids etc. They are grouped into starches, fruits, vegetables, proteins and fats.
Sources of starches include: yams, oats, quinoa and amaranth.
Recommended fruits and vegetables are: tomatoes, spinach, oranges, apples, onions, bananas, melons, pumpkins, beans broccoli, blueberries.
Essential fats can come from: walnuts, pecans nuts, almond nuts, extra virgin olive oil, avocado, flaxseed oil.
Sources of proteins are: lean red meat, salmon, cottage cheese, lean poultry, omega-3 eggs, milk protein powder.
Other healthy foods that you can include in your weight meal plan are garlic, cinnamon, green tea and hot peppers.
Here is an example of a simple weight loss meal plan you can easily adopt.
Vegetables (salad), add walnuts and pour extra virgin olive oil as dressing
Lean red meat or salmon (or any of the protein foods)
Lean Meat or salmon (or any of the protein foods)
Vegetables and fruits
Snacks (whenever you feel hungry)
Yam or oats (or any other starchy foods)
Vegetables and fruits
So, the next time you go grocery shopping, remember to include the above foods. Also remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day. I am very sure you will achieve your goal of losing weight sooner than you think.
Dave Lu is a health and fitness enthusiast. He is constantly researching and writing articles as well as reviews on various weight loss and health care products available in the market. You can visit his review site at Best Weight Loss and Health Care Products Review for more information.