Is it possible to find the perfect diet to lose weight? With the growing trend in the weight loss industry you will no doubt find new diets popping up all the time, all claiming to be the perfect diet.
So what would make a perfect diet for weight loss? One that includes all the major food groups; lean protein, whole grains/wheat, low fat dairy, healthy fats, fruits and vegetables and no processed foods. But you already knew that right? The thing is most of us know what makes a healthy diet, but organising the food into proper meals can be tricky and that is where many of us fail. Therefore if you want to lose weight it helps to follow a structured diet plan that includes the above.
Realbuzz.com has put together a good selection of breakfast and lunch suggestions as a way to get you started.
How To Choose The Perfect Diet To Lose Weight
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you can, take time out to really enjoy it — it’s a great way to start the day. If you need an incentive to get out of bed that bit earlier, remember that people who eat breakfast tend to be slimmer than those who don’t. Investing some time for breakfast in the morning will kick-start your metabolism and stop you snacking mid-morning. Set the table the night before and make it look appealing if that helps — and most of the ideas below will only take 10 minutes to prepare, so lack of time is no excuse.
- Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, chopped tomato and basil
- Boiled egg and wholemeal toast
- Wholemeal toast and peanut butter or marmite/vegemite
- Hot or cold fruit with low-fat yoghurt
- Porridge with stewed fruit (for example, apple and raisin or rhubarb)
- Kedgeree (make the night before)
- Cereal with skimmed milk
- Fruit juice, fruit smoothies, herbal or black tea, one cup of coffee
Over the years I have followed many diets, many of which left me feeling hungry at the end of the day and also many of the major food groups were left out. The above example of breakfasts are a good choice in my opinion, although I would skip on the smoothies knowing that although they are healthy source of food they come packed with unwanted calories. I would rather take the fruit and eat it whole.
Lunch is probably the hardest meal to get right. Too often we end up grabbing something on the go and not taking the time to really savour it. This can lead to feelings of dissatisfaction later in the day, when you inevitably find yourself reaching for a chocolate bar. If you can, take at least 20 minutes to yourself in a quiet place to really unwind. Have something starchy with some protein, and remember to add fruit and veg. A good tip is to mix hot and cold foods for a more satisfying meal.
- Baked potato with low-fat cream cheese and roasted vegetables, or tuna with salad
- Salmon or prawns on wholemeal bread with salad
- Vegetable and lentil soup and a bunch of grapes
- Avocado, chicken and tomato bagel
- Rice, pasta or couscous salad – The full and original article posted here.
What a great example of lunches put together by Realbuzz.com Its the kind of foods that I would choose. One of my favourite lunches is a good homemade pasta with a fresh salad followed by a piece of fruit
Dieting is not easy, but taking the first steps in changing your eating habits will soon get you on the right path. With a little skill in the kitchen cooking up your own meals from scratch and planning well ahead, you will soon be on your way to having the perfect diet to lose weight.
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