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Foods to Cure Obesity

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Obesity happens when calories consumed are more than body can burn body and weight will rise. Family history also play a role. If any family members are obese, you are potentially be obese too.

To lose weight you must consume foods containing lower calories than that your body can burned every day. But the amount varies according to the conditions of everyone. Besides it also depends on body composition, how much fat in the body, how the metabolism of the body and how the body metabolism and your weight when starting a diet. Along with weight loss almost all parts of the body will begin to shrink. but there are certain parts that takes somewhat longer, such as the arms and thighs. For this part it required certain exercises to burn fat faster.

To stable weight you have to consume foods that are low calorie, low fat, low sugar but rich in fiber and nutrients. Protein-rich food sources should be included in the daily diet. Protein will trigger signals in the brain to satiety. Safe to eat animal protein such as low-fat beef (lean meat), chicken (without skin), turkey, various species of fish. Protein-rich food can also be obtained from vegetable sources like nuts, soybeans and processed products (tofu, soy milk), also choose low fat milk (skimmed milk), low fat yogurt or low fat cheese.

Red rice, mashed rice, wheat bread, cereal, pasta, vegetables and fruits are rich sources of complex carbohydrates and rich fiber. This fiber will expand in the stomach, thus giving a longer sense of satiety. This type of carbohydrate will be digested slowly so it does not create a spike in blood sugar. Cook using healthy oils, like olive oil, canola oil, sunflower seed oil, sesame oil. Do not forget also to reduce consumption of fried foods. Better cook food with pan-fried and baked briefly.

How To Choose Healthy Fats

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Despite what we’ve all been told, fat is not always the bad guy when it comes to weight loss and eating healthy. The USDA recommends that 20-35% of your total daily calories come from fat. In actuality, your body needs fat to support many of its basic functions like providing energy and dissolving vitamins to nourish your body. But not all fats are equal. There’s a difference between healthy and unhealthy fats and for those of us who are trying to maintain a healthy diet while losing weight, it’s always best to opt for healthy fats.

The two main types of unhealthy fats are saturated fat and trans fat. These bad fats increase our risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and Type 2 Diabetes. They also tend to be solid at room temperature.

Saturated fats mainly come from high-fat cuts of meat like beef, lamb or pork, chicken with the skin and whole-fat dairy products.

Trans fats are often found in processed foods such as muffins, cupcakes, potato chips as well as fried foods like French fries and breaded fish or chicken.

Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are known as the healthy fats because they can lower our risk of heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes, and improve blood cholesterol levels. These fats tend to be liquid at room temperature.

Monounsaturated fats are found in oils (olive, canola, sunflower, peanut, sesame), avocados, olives and nuts such as almonds, peanuts, pecans, and cashews.

Polyunsaturated fats are also found in oils (soybean, corn, safflower), walnuts, seeds (sunflower, sesame, pumpkin and flaxseed), fatty fish and soymilk

Now that we know certain types of fat are actually good for you and your weight loss efforts.