February Weight Loss Tips
Written by Thin Thin
"Continue to remain faithful to your healthy weight loss goals."
How Weight Gain Reoccurs & How to Prevent Weight Gain - Before you go on any diet or weight loss plan, ask yourself the following questions, "Am I ready to embrace the number of recommended daily calories forever going forward in order to sustain my recommended weight?" "Am I willing to balance my daily diet with a healthy dose of activity?" click to continue
What to Expect While Dieting - Weight loss brings about so many great, healthy things for the body - and losing those extra pounds is certainly a moral booster! Getting there is certainly a tall hill to climb, and in some events it can be a mighty mountain. However, the results waiting on the other side are certainly worth all the Weight Loss Grief. click to continue
Dessert Aisle Equals Fruit Aisle - You may never look at desserts in the same limelight again. This is one mighty-sweet weight loss article. click to continue
HEALTHY SNACK SUGGESTIONS FOR DIETERS
Vegetable Food Group Snack Suggestions: carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, tomatoes, radishes and celery. Consider a healthy dip for your raw vegetables such as a low fat, low calorie salad dressing served on the side, or light cream cheese, or light sour cream or sugar free, low fat yogurt.
Fruit Food Group Snack Suggestions: 1 cup of strawberries, 1/2 cantaloupe, wedge of watermelon, 1 small peach, 1/2 apple, 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce, 1/2 large banana, 1/2 grapefruit and 2 plums or apricots.
Protein Food Group Snack Suggestions: boiled egg, 1 teaspoon of peanut butter OR cashew butter OR hazelnut butter spread onto a stalk of celery, and jerky which is naturally low in calories and fat. Other foods which are good sources of protein include: oatmeal (4.6 grams of protein), 2% milk as well as reduced fat buttermilk (8.56 grams of protein), low fat cottage cheese (14 grams of protein per 1/2 cup), and Cheddar cheese (1 ounce contains 7 grams of protein).
Grain Food Group Snack Suggestions: whole grain cereal, whole grain breads, whole grain crackers, 1/2 cup of brown rice, rice cakes, low fat popcorn (skip the butter and grab a hot-air popper).
Dairy Food Group Snack Suggestions: low fat cottage cheese, skim milk, reduced fat cheeses - including reduced-fat string cheese, reduced-fat cream cheese smeared on a few whole grain crackers, and low fat yogurt. A healthy benefit of skim, reduced-fat and low fat dairy products is that they generally contain more calcium benefits than their full-blown counterparts.
Beverage Suggestions: As to beverages that are enjoyed throughout the day, and also at snack time, opting for water is the best choice. When something more is desired, try tea which comes with many healthy benefits. If you must have a soda, opt for diet OR limit your soda consumption to one per day - and don't forget to account for the calories in your daily diet. As for juice, we recommend raw fruit or raw vegetables rather than their juices as juice can contain 2 or more times the number of calories than their natural counterpart.