Choosing Foods That Help You Lose Weight
By Charles Hopkins
Published 10/23/2007 | Nutrition
Most have heard the saying "you are what you eat." No, you will not
become a chicken if you eat fried chicken, but rather it basically
means that certain foods can be hard on your digestive tract and
figure. Foods like pizza, cheeseburgers or potatoes covered in melted
cheese, butter and sour cream may taste delicious but will do nothing
for your body. You can enjoy your meals while also avoiding putting on
extra weight. Some foods can, actually, help you lose weight and also
feel better about yourself in general.
Combine these foods with healthy portions of nutritional food
choices such as leafy green vegetables, or healthier carbohydrates such
as whole grain bread or rice, preferably red or brown. Protein is an
essential nutritional component, but you should aim for meats and fish
that are leaner in fat. You can combine some lean meats with other food
choices to help your body burn fat, basically acting as a thermal
When you stat to look at the healthier food choices that help with
weight loss, you will soon begin to notice the excess weight gradually
come off. It is important to lose weight in a healthy way and choosing
a diet that includes nutritional choices, like those above, can help
you do just that.
It is very helpful to start learning about foods that promote
weight loss. Not only do you want to learn which foods to choose, but
also how to combine these foods to satisfy your appetite while not
adding on the pounds. Some of the best ways to begin learning about
these foods is to look in diet and cooking books or magazines for
tasteful combinations, or search the Internet where you will find a lot
of useful information to help guide you toward nutritional food
You will find that well-known foods such as chives, cinnamon,
strawberries, blueberries, apples, berries and cayenne pepper, among
other foods can help individuals lose weight. Frog legs and lobster is
one more uncommon foods promoted as a good selection for weight loss.
Of course, you cannot add on butter or calorie-dense dressings, but
besides that lobster is indeed one of the more positive food choices.
Lobster is known to help the body burn some of the fats that have
accumulated over time.
Generally, you will find that foods specified as helping with
weight loss can range from the expected, predictable choices to the
more uncommon foods to include such specialties as lobster. By choosing
these foods, you can begin your way to effective, healthy weight loss
that is more likely to be a permanent change.