“Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.” (unknown)

The thing about healthy dieting is that one must remember, “you are what you eat.” Forget food as a release valve for feeling down. The fact is YOU are in control. You just need to realize that every decision about unhealthy diet choices is in your hands.

For best results with fat burning diets, you need to nurture your body with the exact nutrients it requires. By eating healthy weight loss foods, you will feel, both physically and mentally, on top of the world. The newly found energy will help you to be more productive and to seize every opportunity to accomplish your weight loss goals and your life goals.

If we look at the healthy food pyramid, the following foods are essential for optimal health, energy and zest.

Protein

Protein is the basic building block in your body. Essential for metabolism and fast fat burning. A lack of protein has often the result of being fatigue and sick. Healthy fat burning diets include protein with every meal. Especially if you are exercising, protein are of cardinal importance. Food high in protein includes lean meat, fish, chicken, dry beans, eggs, avocado, dates, figs and nuts.

Fruits and Veggies

You have probably heard about the five a day, which is the daily portion for safe weight loss and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Try to select fruits and veggies of various colors, as each color contains different nutrients. It is vital to include red, green, orange, purple and white in your fat burning diet to get the maximum nutrients for a lifestyle filled with vitality.

Fats

Good news: “Not all fat is bad.” For proper organ and brain function, you need the good fat. So let us separate the good from the bad.

Good Fats:

Mono-unsaturated fats: olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil, avocados, nuts & seeds.

Poly-unsaturated fats: sunflower oil, corn oil, soy oil, nuts and seeds.

Omega 3 fatty acids – fish (salmon, mackerel & herring), flaxseeds, flax oil & walnuts

Bad Fats:

Saturated Fats: animal products (meat with fat), coconut and other tropical oils

Trans fats: partially hydrogenated vegetable oils – commercial baked food, fried food, margarine

Fiber

Fiber come as soluble or insoluble. Insoluble fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body cannot digest. Great sources are fruits, veggies, whole grain breads, whole grain cereals and beans.

To help us in our quest to conquer the bulges it is best to avoid the following unhealthy fattening foods:

Saturated Fat

Dietary cholesterol

Sugar, high fructose corn syrup

White flour and processed flours

Excessive Alcohol use

Caffeine in abundance

A healthy weight loss diet is relative to YOU and your personality. It is important to figure for yourself out what is important for you and the necessary changes to achieve your weight loss goals.

For more info about heart health diets you may want to read this article

“There are hundreds of diets that promise the world in helping you to lose weight, spot reduce certain areas of your body, improve your general health or to help your health and reduce your cholesterol and help you to get a healthy heart.” – Smart Heart Diets

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