Everyone knows that a diet of Big Macs is not going to help you lose weight fast, but what foods are best if you want to not only lose weight but keep that full feeling? One of the best things to do is to turn into a grazer. We all know who they are, those skinny people who always seem to be eating but never gain an ounce. It might be a good idea to take a look at what they’re eating.
Yes, there are people out there with super metabolisms who don’t exercise and eat whatever and whenever they want, but the vast majority of people must watch what they put in their mouth and exercise to lose weight.
A good diet to follow is any diet recommended for diabetics. These diets recommend small portions eaten every two to three hours that almost always include some sort of starch, fruit, or vegetable with a protein. The only downside to such a diet is that you never feel hungry and you never feel full. This can take some getting used to, because most people actually miss that feeling of being “starving” and sitting down and eating until they have to unbutton their pants.
Such a diet requires careful measurement and monitoring and if you are not diabetic, you may lack the motivation for such a diet. If you don’t have the kind of discipline this life style requires, there are foods you can eat that can help you to feel full but won’t pack on the pounds.
—Water, water, everywhere. Drinking water does a couple of things: it gives you a full feeling and also helps your body to better regulate itself. Drinking water won’t make you feel bloated, but does the opposite. Regularly drinking water allows your body to stop storing the water it thinks it needs. If you replenish your body’s water, it gets used to it and you’ll actually lose water weight as a result.
—Low-calorie vegetables keep you full and keep your body running well. That means no friend vegetables, nothing swimming in butter or salad dressing. The best way to eat veggies is raw and without dipping. The sweeter the vegetable, the higher the amount of sugar. Yams, for example, are one of the highest calorie veggies.
—Lean meats. Try to find red meats that are 95 percent lean and take the skin off that chicken before you put it in your mouth. To keep your protein level high, try products with soy.
Remember, all the good, healthful, low calorie eating in the world only goes so far if you want to lose weight fast. Any weight loss plan must also include a healthy dose of exercise. Even a small amount at first is better than none at all. Start slowly, and before you know it, those numbers on the scale will start to slide downward.