A Little Food Education Goes Along Way

When making the decision to lose weight, it is important to become educated in every aspect of the journey. This includes diet, exercise, and how your body works.  While all three are very important, becoming educated about how the food that you eat affects your body and your weight loss goals can give you the upper hand in losing weight.  A little food education goes along way!  The following are few “must knows” when it comes to food and losing weight.

  • Fruits and veggies will help you lose weight. Eating processed foods is likely to hinder your weight loss goals.  Fruits and vegetables in their raw state are low in calorie and high in nutrition value.  They should be on your list of “must haves” when dieting.
  • Low calorie does not always mean high nutrition.  Low calorie food is appealing when we are dieting but it is not always nutritious. Search for foods that are low in calories but high in nutrition value, too. A good example of this is non-fat plain yogurt! Try making a smoothie from yogurt, fresh fruits, and low fat milk.  It not only tastes good but it is good for you.
  • Sugary food will destroy your weight loss goals.  To effectively lose weight on any diet plan you will need to give up sugar.  Stay away from foods that are loaded in sugar such as bread, treats, etc.  Be skeptical of any diet that allows you to eat sugar.
  • Water, water, and more water.  Although water is not a food, it is certainly crucial to your diet. The more water that you intake, the better weight loss results you will see.  Avoid sugary drinks that will add calories that you do not need to your diet.
  • Beans, nuts, and grains in small quantities.  Some high calorie foods can actually be very helpful to your diet in moderation.  They will provide your body with the protein that its needs to effectively build muscle. Do not overdo it! You can add pounds quickly if you do.  Pay close attention to serving sizes when eating these kinds of foods.
  • Eat clean.  Making every calorie that you eat count will be great for your diet.  Do not eat food that will not benefit your body in some way.  Clean foods are foods that are from the earth. There is an old saying “If it doesn’t grow in the ground, or eat from it, don’t eat it!”

Educating yourself about food and dieting will help you choose what foods will be beneficial in helping you achieve your weight loss goal.  There are many sources available to help you get the knowledge that you need about food to be successful in losing weight.  Once you begin to learn how food can affect weight loss, you will be able to make the right decisions on what to eat to help you on your journey.

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