Women who want to lose weight do not need to eat special diet foods, but rather should include healthy foods in the right amounts. To slowly and steadily lose the excess weight, as recommended by the American Academy of Family Physicians, a daily reduction of 250 to 1,000 calories is advised, which should lead to a loss of 0.5 to 2 lbs. To avoid feeling hungry while lowering the amount of calories consumed, it is important that women choose the right foods to feel the most satisfied with the fewest calories.
Any diet plan should be based on nonstarchy vegetables, which have a low energy density and are more filling as a result, but contain very few calories because of their high water and fiber content, according to the July 2005 issue of the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.” It is recommended to fill at least half of the plate at lunch and dinner with nonstarchy vegetables and to use low-fat cooking methods and low-calorie seasonings to facilitate the weight loss process.
Fresh fruits, including apples, pears, berries, grapes, citrus, peaches and plums, should also be part of any woman’s weight loss program. Two to three servings a day, whether consumed with meals or at snack time, not only provides an array of health-protective phytonutrients, but also adds filling water and fiber, which helps keep hunger away between meals.Canned fruits and drinks should be limited or kept away from the diets. Continue reading “Women Who Want To Lose Weight Should Eat Like This.”