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Good Foods to Eat to Lose Weight

May 14, 2008
We all know that the food we eat makes a big difference in the amount of weight we lose.

It's simply a matter of making choices - low fat chicken rather than fatty meat, water and fresh juice rather than soda, baked potato rather than fries. It's the choice we make when we purchase our food for the week, or go to the drink machine at work. Soda or water? Water!

When you substitute the healthy weight loss foods you lose weight faster and have more energy.

The top healthy foods you can eat to lose weight:

1. Vegetables. Eat as much as you like! It doesn't matter what you choose, as long as it's fresh. Avocados have fat, but it's fat that will help you lose weight - and fill you up! Potatoes are starchy, but they won't put on the weight, especially if you're eating a lot of other vegies as well.

Eat them raw or cooked, it doesn't matter. The main thing is to have more vegies on your plate than anything else.

No butter or sauces, of course. You'll be amazed at the subtle and delicious tastes of vegetables! A good soy sauce will add flavoring if you like.

Buy organic if you can - you'll reap the benefits in healthy energy. If not, wash all vegetables well.

Vegetables are alkaline and balance the body's chemistry. They're full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants and low in calories. Try to get a mixture of colors in your diet - green, orange, red, yellow and white.

2. Fresh fruit will also help you lose weight because it's full of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants, just like vegetables. Yes, it has fruit sugars, but they are the complex kind that takes time to digest, and so do not end up as fat cells.

And it will REALLY speed up your weight loss if you use fruit as a replacement for candy and puddings.

3. Eat plenty of whole grain. In order to lose weight it MUST be whole grain. Substitute brown rice for white, wholegrain pasta for regular, and try some of the other wonderful grains available, such as buckwheat, quinoa and spelt. Eat traditional rolled oats for breakfast or a wholegrain cereal, preferably without sugar. If you eat bread, make sure it's made of a good whole grain. Don't choose the kind called "multigrain" when it's mostly white bread with some seeds scattered in it.

4. Beans. Substitute all or several meat portions a month with beans. You can cook them from scratch - or to save time, buy them canned. If you buy them canned, put them in a colander and rinse well with running water. Full of protein and fiber, beans are an excellent low-fat way to get your protein.

5. Water. Drink water, water, water. Soda puts on weight very quickly. And don't be fooled by diet sodas. Sugar substitutes still add weight - something you rarely hear the truth about.

You can also drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice. Drink it as soon as it's made for that zinging, full feeling and lots of weight burning.
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