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 exercises can range from walking to sports like tennis etc 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 maintain your nutrition 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.
Fruits Whole Grain Lunch 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.