Saturday, June 4, 2016

One easy trick to losing fat

Things such as specialized diets, water-rich foods and exercise will all contribute to weight-loss.

Sometimes, though, there are some simple 'tricks' that can help.  A lot of this comes from recent research.  For example, most nutritionists now agree that simply adding more fiber to your diet (on a consistent basis) promotes weight loss automatically.

How much fiber?  It depends on who you ask but the general consensus is about 30 grams a day.  You can still do that and enjoy a wide variety of foods.

That’s the kind of diet news a lot of people like!

Here’s exactly how fiber works:  Fiber is what helps us feel full and not overeat.  It also decreases something called the Glycemic Index of foods and helps us burn more fat without having to exercise!

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Arrow yellow  My Chef’s Tip for the day: I like to use whole-grain ingredients.  I also load casseroles and stews with leafy green vegetables, legumes, and beans, because they are awesome sources of fiber.  I also like to leave the skin of fruits and vegetables on to save time and pack on more fiber.

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More good news: adding fiber to your food is also easier than you may think.  You don’t need a highly restrictive or exotic diet.

Here's a general suggestion for a sample, one day meal plan (using easy ideas) that contains enough fiber.  You can find different recipes for some of these ideas on any recipe site, so can choose the approach that you like.  Remember that the goal is to increase your fiber intake (however you do it) while eating responsibly at the same time.

Breakfast:  Oatmeal and Fruits

Morning snack:  Two dozen Toasted Brazil Nuts and a quarter cup of Raisins

Lunch:  Healthy Caesar Salad and two Tangerines

Afternoon snack:  Strawberry and/or Chocolate Ganache (use a healthy recipe)

Dinner:  Grilled Salmon and Mango Salsa, half cup of Roasted Butternut Squash and half a cup of Mexican Three Bean Salad

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