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Advice on what to eat

what to eat
(November 10, 2010)

Advice on what to eat

Obesity or simply being overweight is becoming an increasingly prominent problem all over the world – so much so that a number of countries have declared the condition as being a pandemic. The increasing reliance that most of us have on fast foods like burgers and hot dogs because of the fact that they are an extremely convenient part of our fast paced lives contributes significantly to the excess weight that we put on. These fast foods contain none of the proteins, vitamins and minerals that our body requires and so the calories it provides are called empty calories. These empty calories promote weight gain as they are easily converted into fats which are then stored in the body. Fortunately, there are several steps being taken to control this condition and people are now aware of the medical problems caused by obesity and so many people try to shed those excess pounds.

There are several fad diets and diet supplements for quick weight reduction but these are not healthy methods of weight loss.

A healthy diet and exercise schedule is an effective method for permanent weight loss. What to eat on a diet will depend substantially on the kind of lifestyle and routine that one leads. There are also several natural remedies and herbs for weight loss that you can include in your diet to help speed up the process. It is important to consult your doctor   to find out what to eat and what herbs you can include in your diet as certain herbs may react with medications.  The fact that most of the recommended foods are unlikely to be tasty will usually put a lot of people off the idea of going on a diet. While these healthy foods may not contain plenty of oil and spices, they can still be tasty. You can always make a honey and sesame salad dressing instead of a creamy dressing. You could also make a thick dressing out of yogurt that has blended with a dash of salt and spices along with finely chopped veggies. Knowing what to eat and how to include it in your diet will help to increase the palatability of your meals and will help you to stick to your diet. 
What to eat to stay healthy will also depend on a number of factors such as the availability of these foods and their cost. When attempting to find out what to eat on a diet, it is highly recommended that you visit a dietician to analyze your ideal calorie intake. Once this number has been established, the dietician will draw up a diet plan that ensures your body gets no less than the required amount of calories while also making sure that your body receives the right amounts of vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals.

Submitted by C N on November 10, 2010 at 02:49


Hi! You seem to be very health conscious. Keep it up! But, your question is incomplete. In general, a healthy balanced diet is adviced. Weight of an individual should be apt for his age, height, gender and activity. For personal guidance, meet a dietitian, who can cater to your needs. Eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruits and whole cereals is beneficial.

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Submitted by R K on June 14, 2007 at 07:32


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