Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Best Foods To Focus On In Order To Lose Weight

- By George Black

1) Water. I'm not sure if this can be classified as "food", but it's undoubtedly the most neglected part of most people's diets. Our bodies are about 75% water. Yet, in America almost NOBODY drinks enough water (pretty much the same goes for the rest of the world). Drinking a glass of water 30 minutes before eating, will help you feel "fuller" - and you won't feel the urge to eat as much when the time comes. How do you know that you drink enough? Ideally, you should go to the toilet several times a day and what “comes out” should be crystal clear as water. Not a very subtle way to make sure that you are on track - but it’s extremely accurate.

2) Vegetables: They may not be the "sexiest" type of food, but let me tell you why focusing on them can help you lose weight. First of all, they contain very few calories. Vegetables are mainly "made" of water. For their volume (the space they take up), they have ridiculously low calories. For example, eating 3 carrots can help satisfy your hunger without adding all that many calories to your daily intake.

As if that weren't enough, vegetables have a very interesting effect on the human body as far as the "Thermic effect of food" goes. For example, they may contain 100 calories but they actually require 130 calories from your body in order to be digested and assimilated. So, in essence you just lost 30 calories just by eating them.

Mind you, a diet comprised exclusively from vegetables is unhealthy. You still need protein - and vegetables don't contain any. But consuming several pieces of vegetables a day will help you stay on track and lose weight faster. And speaking of protein...

3) Protein. This is the nutrient with the highest thermic value. It requires the most calories to digest and is the nutrient that is the most difficult for your body to turn into fat. Eat several meals containing protein throughout the day. Chicken, turkey, tuna and egg whites are all fair game...

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