There are a number of factors that you have to consider when putting together a weight loss diet. An understanding of the main food groups is an important step. There are three main food groups, complex carbohydrates (rice, pasta, bread, oats, noodles, potatoes, and so on). Complex carbohydrates are an energy food source. The body turns carbohydrates into glycogen and then stores this in the muscles and the liver for body to use as fuel. Too much carbohydrates in your diet can lead to a fat and water weight gain.
Fat (butter, oils, lard, whipping cream, animal fats). Fat again is a fuel source used by the body. Gram for gram, fat has more calories in it than complex carbohydrates and protein. Too much fat in your diet can lead to a gain in weight. Protein, (chicken, fish, meat, turkey, eggs, milk, cheese, and so on). Protein is used by the body for growth and repair. Protein is not an energy source.
The key to losing weight through diet alone, is managing your energy requirements. Too much fuel that is not used up through exercise or activity can lead to a gain in weight. At the same time if your diet is too strict that you limit the amount of food that you can eat, you will soon be hungry and dreaming about all the foods that you could be eating. This type of diet never works in the long run. It won’t be long before you start over eating to make up for your hunger pangs.
You need a diet that you can live with, that won’t leave you hungry. Eating three meals a day and having three snacks between each meal will boost your metabolism, especially if you eat the right type of foods. This diet is contains high protein, low carbohydrate and low in fat. You can fill yourself up on fruits and vegetables, as well as having lots of protein. Your main meals will include 350,grams of either fish, chicken, lean red meat, turkey or an omelette made with six egg whites and two egg yolks.
Have no more than 200 grams of complex carbohydrates in each meal. You can eat as much as you want of these vegetables (broccoli, green beans, carrots, cauliflower, mushrooms, beetroot, lettuce, cabbage, leeks, tomatoes, kale, celery, spinach, peppers, herbs, garlic, onion’s and water cress).
Trim the fat off of all meats and remove the skin from poultry. Have one portion of oily fish per day. Your snacks in between meals will be fruit. Have three pieces of fruit as your snacks between each meal. You can have one avocado a day. Have three or four table spoons of olive oil a day and cut down on your seasoning and condiment’s. Drink two to three litres of water a day. Water fills you up and keeps you hydrated. Try this weight loss diet for at least eight to ten weeks.