Losing Weight and Fat-Intake.



How To Cut Down Your Fat Intake To 
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Freezing some low-fat whipped topping and adding it to the top of some fresh berries, can leave you feeling just as satisfied as you would if you had ice cream.
  • When setting a weight-loss goal, divide it into long-term and short-term objectives. If your long-term objective is to lose a total of 20 pounds, then your short term objective should be to try to lose 1 pound per week. If you can reach your short term goal every week, it will help you to be positive about the long-term objective. Goal-setting techniques increase the chances of a successful weight-loss plan.
    Eating less fat may result in weight loss. On an average, Americans consume way too many grams of fat per day. We should only be consuming around 30% (or even less) of our calories from fat. When eating fats, it is best to make sure they are in a nutritional form, such as an avocado. Don't eliminate fat completely to lose weight, but do keep the intake to a minimum.
    One way to keep your weight down, if you enjoy baked goods, is to look wherever possible for ways to lower fat and raise fiber levels in home-baked products. Applesauce makes a very respectable substitute for oil in many cakes and brownies. You will substantially lower calories without affecting the taste of your favorite baked goodies.
    A good trick to remember is that muscle burns at least four times as many calories as fat does. Therefore, you should participate in at least twenty to thirty minutes of strength training at least two or three times a week. This will help you lose weight in an efficient manner.
    One of the best lean proteins you can consume if you are looking to lose weight is natural chicken. An ideal portion is 4 ounces which is the equivalent to the palm of your hand. Chicken is lean, versatile and easily converted into energy making it a great food for your diet.
    Instead of eating ice cream, you can try this handy tip. Freezing some low-fat whipped topping and adding it to the top of some fresh berries, can leave you feeling just as satisfied as you would if you had ice cream. This has much less sugar, calories and fat.
    Are you eating enough? It may sound strange, but under-nourishing can lead your body to hold on to fat. Make sure you keep your blood sugar level maintained all day long through small snacks. If you eat items with natural sugars like unsweetened dried fruits, you can maintain a sharp energy level all day long.
    Substituting low fat processed foods for high fat ones when trying to lose weight is a very popular idea; however, it does not always work. For example, replacing regular store bought muffins with low fat store bought muffins may make you want to eat two of the low fat muffins instead of one. The low fat ones are usually missing some of the taste of the regular muffins. Instead, try making your own muffins and other food! You will know what is going into what you are making and can cut back on certain things without sacrificing taste.
    Don't worry about your Body Mass Index when you're losing weight. Better measures of how well you're doing are your health, how you're feeling and the loss of inches, rather than pounds. Even weighing yourself can be deceptive, since an increase of muscle will also increase your weight, which can lead you to believe that you're not losing fat.
    A great nutritional tip is to say goodbye to donuts. Donuts are notorious for being very high in fat, and they will sabotage any attempt at trying to lose weight or get fit. Instead, try spreading some natural peanut butter onto a few slices of whole wheat bread.
    You may think that you are going to benefit by skipping a meal here and there but in all honesty, you will not. Skipping meals will cause your body to go into a mode for fat-storing. It will make it much harder for you to burn off the calories from the food that was in your body from the previous meal.
    Instead of ridding yourself of all the food that you love, try using ingredients that are healthier. There are many low-fat or diet items out there. Take advantage of all of these items. Switching from regular to low-fat items will greatly reduce your calorie intake, which can result in weight loss.
    If you are eating out and trying to lose weight, share your dessert. Eating out is a treat, and it is understandable that you would not want to skip the dessert portion of the experience. However, you can cut your fat and calories in half by deciding that you will always share your dessert rather than eat it all yourself.
    Isn’t it exciting to learn new ideas especially when they can benefit your looks and health? Hopefully some, if not all of the suggestions given here will help you out. Go out now and start doing what is suggested, and you will be surprised what you can do yourself.
    About author: Dr. PJ Prakash has a Ph.D. in Nutrition from the Univ. of Rhode Island (USA). Visit his website to download your Nutritional Weight Loss eCourse or healthy Indian recipes.

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