Obesity has turned out to be a major health problem all over the world. A looks at the health statistics shows the actual percentage of people in different countries that are facing this problem of obesity. Just take a look around yourself and you will find that at least 75% of the people have a bulging belly.
But the good news is that people are more aware nowadays, so they are much more serious in trying out ways to reduce their unnecessary accumulated body fat so that they can get a flat stomach and a good physique.
Various weight loss diet programs are present in the market today that are helping people in shedding off their excess weight. But there is a need to pick out a plan that will best suit your needs. Because there is no such plan that is suitable for all. In fact different plans shows different results for different people.
But one thing that is common in all these type of dieting programs and that is they all stress on eating healthy foods. Have you ever asked yourself that why do you eat? I hope the obvious answer is – you eat for getting the necessary calories and nutrients for your body to function well.
But the food crazy people often seems to forget it and eat food because they love the taste. This often leads to over eating. It matters less if you are eating healthy food. But if you are eating unhealthy foods that are packed with calories then that is really a matter of serious concern.
You can find real and healthy food on the outskirts of the supermarket. That’s the place where you will find healthy food items – vegetables, fruits, meat and milk products. You would have to select food items from here. Certain whole grain breads, dried nuts and beans are also healthy foods. Healthy foods are those which are raw and not processed. Raw vegetables, raw cheese, raw milk, raw fruits and raw chicken etc are all considered healthy food items.
Healthy foods are high in proteins and fiber but less in fat and carbohydrates. You must also avoid spicy and fried food items. Processed foods must also be avoided as they often contain more calories, spices, sugar and salt. More calories and spices are unhealthy. Sugar gives more calories too. Sodium from salt can also cause hypertension. Moreover, canned food are generally very tasty thus can cause overeating. So avoid canned food altogether. Not eating canned food can instantly cut down a lot of calories from your daily intake.
If you are serious to shed your unnecessary body fat than you need to remember one basic formula – burn more calories than you eat. This is the reason why professional athletes remain so slim. There activity burns off more calories than they eat. You also need to consume less calories than you need, to burn off the already accumulated fat.
People who do table work needs to consume much less calories in compared to an active person. So you need to calculate your daily calorie requirements to chalk out an efficient fat loss program for yourself. Consult a nutritionist to calculate your daily calorie requirements. Then adjust your food intake accordingly.
Healthy foods as already said contains high protein and fiber content. So choose foods that are high in protein and fiber but less in calorie content. Raw foods need to be cooked in a healthy way to conserve their nutrient value. Adding less spices makes food less tasty and thus stops food cravings. Also remember to take a balanced diet.