A Simple Diet Plan to Help You Lose Weight Fast

Posted by administrator Saturday, July 19, 2008

There is a serious problem of obesity everywhere in the world today. Because of this, there is a serious need for an education on nutrition. There is a simple trick to follow if you want to lose weight; just make sure that you burn more calories than you consume. It should be simple and easy to follow, that is also nutritionally sound and balanced. Let me show you a simple diet of 6 small meals each day to help speed up your metabolism. This is a diet composed of various healthy foods to help you avoid overeating and binging.

Breakfast: Have only 1 portion of lean meat (either 4 to 6 scrambled egg whites or 1 serving of fat free dairy or low fat milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, or 4 ounces of turkey breast or chicken). If you are vegetarian, you can eat high protein soy products. Have one portion of complex carbohydrates or one portion of fruit (medium sized fresh fruits, or brown rice, high fiber, oatmeal or whole grain cereal. Limit your portion size to half cup to a cup. Have unlimited servings of non-starchy vegetables such as mushrooms, greens and tomatoes.

Mid-morning Snack: You may eat a medium sized fruit or an ounce of raw nuts like pumpkin seeds, walnuts and almonds. Natural peanut butter portioned at one to two tablespoons is also ok.

Lunch: Have one portion of lean protein coming from fat free dairy or low fat cottage cheese, yogurt or 4 ounces of lean beef, turkey or chicken breast. Have a medium sized fruit that is fresh and not canned. If that is possible, the next best thing is frozen fruit. You are allowed one portion of complex carbohydrates like half cup or one cup of whole grain pasta or brown rice, or a medium sized sweet potato or baked potato.

Mid-Afternoon Snack: Have one portion of lean protein, and unlimited amount of non-starchy vegetables.

Dinner: Have 2 portions of lean protein, and unlimited servings of non-starchy vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, mixed green salads. You can always mix them with spices, herbs and lemon juice with sea salt. Try to avoid creamy sauces, margarine and butter because they have unnecessary calories.

This is the best and simplest diet plan if you want to lose weight. If you feel as if you are not losing weight as fast as you want to, all you need to do is increase your physical activities. If you are still reaching a plateau, try to cut down your carbohydrates and fruit servings in half. But never limit your protein intake. Remember that we want to lose fat, not muscles.

The Author runs a blog on Free Online Diets and Easy Weight Loss.

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