Calories to lose weight

Its time to go slimmer

An hourglass shape, a beautiful body or an athletic body, whatever the reason may be, everybody craves for a good and fit body. Everyone wants to feel good about the self and one of the surest ways to do that is to lose weight, have a proportional body and stay fit. These days, losing weight is a trend and weight loss clinics mushroom everywhere in India and the world.

There can be seen articles in every magazine and newspaper that sound promising but generally don't work. At the end of the day what is required is a pragmatic and genuine approach with the help of a dietician or a physician who can help the individual monitor the calorie intake and exercise routine. Temptations need to be controlled and all the "wrong foods" need to be avoided.

What to eat?

Calorie counting is an important aspect of weight loss and an in depth knowledge of the calorie content of several food items is required to be known. It is advisable that 500 calories LESS than the normal intake be consumed. All that needs to be done is to subtract 500 from the total number of calories consumed during a normal day. Here is a list of what all foods should be eaten while planning to lose weight:
Plenty of vegetables, fruits, and grain products like bread and rice should be consumed.
Only small and single servings of foods high in fat or calories need to be consumed.
Packed foods having labels that indicate "low", "light" or "reduced" should be bought.
Skimmed milk products and reduced fat cheese can be opted for.
If feel like having an "ice cream", try a "fat-free frozen yogurt".
"Sour Cream" should be replaced with "fat-free or low-fat plain yogurt".
One should go for lean fish, poultry and meet along with trimmed skin and fat.
Roasting, broiling and steaming food items are a good option.
One should try drinking a lot of water. Water intake speeds up the weight loss process.

What not to eat?

After discussing what to eat, its time to think of what not to eat:
Lesser amount of sugar and sweets should be taken.
The alcohol intake should be restricted to nil or as low as possible.
Carbohydrates and fats should be taken in low amounts.

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