Here is all that you can eat to shed weight
Fats, carbohydrates and proteins are the three main ingredients required by the body in order to keep going as well as for reducing weight. Fat has more than twice as many calories per gram as carbohydrates and proteins. Here is all that you should eat to shed weight.
Reports by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration postulate that each gram of fat has about nine calories, while a gram of carbohydrate or protein has about four calories. In other words, the carbohydrates or proteins intake could be double than fats, for the same amount of calories.
LOW FAT FOOD
Have you ever wonder why your weight loss regime is not working or why does your waist line get bigger even after having fat-free desserts, low-fat biscuits and calorie-counted meals? Well, we bring to you some astounding revelations about low fat foods.
Fat increases the taste of food and cannot harm us if eaten in moderate quantities. Whereas, food products like soya chips, which are sold as ‘low fat’ and ‘baked’ could do us more damage because of the copious amounts of salt that are added to it. No doubt that these foods are sometimes very tasty because of the added salt and sugar but are not the best for one’s body in the long run.
LOW FAT FOOD’s TO OPT FOR
Instead of looking for diet colas or baked chips, pick some natural healthy food that can help you keep a check on your calorie intake without harming your body. Here are low fat foods you can look out for:
Fish and chicken are classified under the broader category of ‘lean meats,’ as per the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration, which means that they contains less than 10 g of fat, 4.5 g or less of saturated fat and less than 95 mg of cholesterol per 3.5 ounces serving. Sea food, especially crab and prawn, as well as red meat are said to be high on fat content. However, salmon, sardines, tuna etc are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
The cut of meat surely has a major role to play for it indicates how much fat is apparently removed. A healthy serving size of various cuts is generally considered to be 3 to 4 ounces, since we should not be consuming more than 6 ounces of meat per day, according to the American Heart Association. An easy way to remember the perfect portion is 3-ounce serving of meat should be about the size of a deck of cards.
Almost all fruits except the avacado being rich in fat and sugar can be counted as the low fat foods. Grapefruit, apple and black plum are specially recommended because of the presence of an enzyme which helps to trigger insulin secretion. The latter in turn increases the metabolism and aids to burn more calories.
Vegetables with a little sweet taste, which is primarily due to more amounts of sugar, need to be avoided. Instead spinach, cauliflower and bitter gourd are the way to go.
The wonder drink that falls under three basic categories when it comes to fat quantity-
Skimmed Milk (less than 0.5% fat)
Toned (less than 0.3% fat)
Full Cream (more than 6% fat)
TEA AND COFFEE
The fat level in this category depends on the type of beverage consumed. Black tea, green tea and black coffee work wonders but the quantity of sugar added for taste is a negative factor.