Ideal bodyweight – how to eat healthy

Any disease is known to be easier prevented than treated. Overweight is no exception – it is better to change lifestyle to avoid it, than to return to an ideal weight and to maintain it upon long fighting. How to achieve it?

Nutritionists recommend:

Choose lean meat for cooking. Try to avoid fat meat products – sausages (especially, smoked), bacon, beef. Forget about meat pies.

Dress salads with low-fat sauces. Replace veg oil in your kitchen with olive one – more expensive, but with less saturated fats and more antioxidants. Avoid oil-canned goods, like, fish in oil.

Buying milk and dairy products, choose low-fat, fat-free or semi skimmed milk, low-fat yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese. Try to avoid whole milk shakes.

Include in your diet enough fruits and vegetables. Making salads, avoid mayo or veg oil, choose low-calorie dressings instead, for example, low-fat yogurt and lemon juice.

Choose low-carb breads. Serve pasta and rice with vegetable sauces not butter or fat bechamel – for example, the classic ketchup would be much healthier.

Nutritionists Recommend

You’ve probably noticed that all our tips are very similar to an ordinary diet.

Absolutely yes, since a diet in fact (of course, we mean a normal diet, not an attempt to “emergency weight loss” like “How to lose 10 kilos in a week and survive”) is actually very close to what we call “healthy food.”

Actually, the healthy diet is known to be the science.

  • And the successful learning depends not only on the right foods you choose for your table, but also on correct using. Here are some simple tips to turn your lunches and dinners into restorative procedures.

Try not to eat after six or seven pm.

Even if you are a night owl and never go to bed before 2 am in the morning, all the same, try to avoid any snacks at midnight.

During the lunch break, avoid fast food with the same menu from day to day, choose ordinary cafes. Their lunches cost more, but your diet would be diverse.

Never hurry while eating.

On the contrary, turn eating into a ceremony (our ancestors observed a napkin etiquette, kept long conversations during meals, spending hours). The longer you eat, the better your body will cope with it.

If you cook for your family, try to do it in the morning not in the evening.

Because our appetite is generally lower in the morning, and you’ll be less tasting while cooking.

However when you are tasting, you never calculate such calories, but they could replace the full breakfast by caloric value.

Don’t set a task to try every dish at parties, dinners out and at other “events associated with food consumption” try to eat as little as possible.

Cook For Your Family

Start your lunch and dinner with a salad.

It is nourishing and low calorie – maybe it would be enough for you. Also salads help absorption of other food and rid of waste left over from the digestive process.

Choose protein dishes for dinner.

Chicken, fish, eggs, low-fat cottage cheese are believed to be perfect. Note that missing dinner or replacing with a light salad may let you down – an appetite would grow by the midnight and you eat even more.

Avoid carb and fat foods – such as cookies with cream filling, chocolates or cakes. Better prefer a simple sweets – for example, oatmeal or ginger cookies, marshmallow, or caramel.

Do not forget that meat is recommended to eat separately from carb products (rice, pasta, potatoes).

Moreover, nutritionists believe that carb food can be eaten at least 5-6 hours after meat.

  • Meat goes well with vegetables or dairy products. And red wine or fruit juice are recommended with meat as they neutralize all adverse effects of meat dishes.

Always keep plain water easily accessible. This will help you to provide your body with the necessary amount of liquid curbing your appetite.

And never forget that we eat to live, not live to eat!