Learning what the best foods are when you are trying to lose weight can mean the difference between success and failure of your weight loss plan. With the fast paced life we live today, the foods that we consume are typically so full of calories and fat that if they had any nutritional value at all it would be counteracted by the fat and calories.
The best foods are fruits and vegetables that will give you nutrients, provide you with more energy and promote all-around good health. Fresh vegetables and fruit are much better for you than canned. It does not have preservatives or extra sugar added. There are several types of fruit and vegetables that are better than others, such as:
Doing your research will allow you to know which fruits and vegetables provide the least amount of calories and the best nutrition. Many parts of the body are affected by the foods we eat. The consumption of certain foods can cause your bad cholesterol to increase. They can cause diabetes. Heart disease has been shown to be more prevalent among those who consume a diet high in Trans fats.
Hypertension and artery blockage can be caused by years of eating the wrong foods. The next time you are craving something sweet, choosing strawberries rather than pastries that are loaded with sugar will not only be healthier, but they can aid in losing weight. In addition, fruits and vegetables contain anti-oxidants that are essential for fighting disease, such as cancer.
'Consuming pasties, pies, cookies and this type of sweets provide no nutritional value. They are loaded with empty calories that make their way to your waist line and hips.'
Counting calories is not considered the best way to diet. However, consuming empty calories is a major factor in weigh gain and the inability to lose weight. When comparing the number of empty calories contained in junk food and the ones in fruit, you will see the difference. A cup of strawberries contains a little over 70 calories. A slice of pie can have 400 to 500 calories depending on the type.
Your body is a lot smarter than it is given credit for when it comes to the foods we eat. It will look for the vitamins, minerals and nutrients that it needs when you eat. Some foods have more than others and learning which ones are better for you is going to be a very important factor when it comes to losing weight and maintaining weight loss.