A lot has been said about how much you need to exercise for a healthy body. However, your diet should be part of your weight loss plan as much as exercise is.
Oatmeal with Fresh or Frozen (No Sugar Added) Fruit
You can add lemons or grapes as they make a great snack to go with your healthy meal plan.
If you swap a bowl of your regular cold, dried cereal to one of hot whole-grain cereal and fruit, you would reduce your calorie count by approximately 100 every day. That one simple change to your daily diet could help you drop about 10 pounds in one year. Also, hot cereal has more “staying power.” It is regarded by dietitians to be more filling. That way you won’t feel hungry and lapse into your former unhealthy eating habits
Tea or Coffee
If you desire tea, add a little non-fat milk or soymilk and a packet of sugar substitute. Putting sugar in your tea around this time is unhealthy dieting and will likely cause you to revert to your former bad health habits.
1 steamed 6-inch corn tortilla with fresh or grilled vegetables (such as onions, green bell peppers, and tomatoes) and no-added-salt salsa. It is generally better if you steam the tortilla between slightly moistened paper towels in the microwave for about 1 minute, then top with veggies and salsa. You can enjoy this with 1 Navel Orange or 2 Tangerines.
2 Cups Mixed Greens with 1 Cup of Other Vegetables.
It is usually better if the mix is chopped and dressed with Aged Balsamic Vinegar.
For your salads, break out of the lettuce-and-tomato box. All kinds of veggies and fruit can go into your salad. In order to spice the mix up you can try adding in diced sweet potatoes, yellow squash, red bell peppers, cucumbers, red cabbage, red onions, and more. These are the best diet foods that can substitute for all the carbohydrates and proteins for when you are on a health regimen.
It is important for you to realize that no oil, even so-called “good” ones, should be considered a weight-loss food. Coating your salad with oil can tally up as many calories as a scoop of premium ice cream. So if you desire that healthy diet you should be careful of oils.
Hearty Italian-Style White Bean Soup
This soup is great for a healthy meal plans, and nearly all dietitians recommend it. It might sound exotic but it is actually easy to make. From one 14-ounce can of no-salt-added cannelini beans, spoon out 2 tablespoons of beans. Puree the rest. In a medium non-stick pot, sauté 5 cloves of chopped garlic until translucent. Add 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth and 1 head of escarole, chopped, or a package of frozen chopped spinach. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Add pureed beans, red pepper flakes and black pepper, to taste, and cook 1 minute longer. Garnish with the beans you spooned out plus, if you desire, a little chopped red bell pepper. Refrigerate or freeze what you don’t eat for easy soup prep for a future lunch or dinner.
Mid-Afternoon Snack (enjoy only if hungry)
6 ounces of non-fat plain or no-sugar-added yogurt with your choice of berries swirled throughout
While Desserts like yogurt and berries are considered as unhealthy foods, and dieters are always advised to stay clear of it, but if the meal is properly plan there is no reason that they should be part of your healthy meal plan. You’ll still lose weight.
A gigantic farmer’s market-style salad with a variety of fresh seasonal produce and fresh herbs, such as fresh baby arugula and radicchio, and red wine vinegar sassed up with a little horseradish. Enjoy visiting your local farmer’s market every week and talk to your vendors about what’s new and tasty and what would make the best ingredients for your salad?
Mustard Coated Salmon (3½ to 4 ounces)
When dining out and ordering fish, request that your fish not be salted or basted in calorie-dense ingredients like olive oil and butter. Those kind of foods are not good for you and will only make you go back to craving for the bad health habits you are trying to leave behind. You can try healthier cooking options include steaming, broiling, or grilling.
Baked Potato with 2 Tablespoons Fat-Free Sour Cream and a Sprinkling of Chives or Scallions
Contrary to popular belief, potatoes are a great food for helping you lose weight. So don’t be alarmed if your recommended meal plan has potatoes in it. It is what we put on top of our potatoes – butter, cheese, and bacon bits those food that are synonymous with bad health habits, that turn them into waistline-busting foods.
It is very important that as a dieter that you make sure to imbibe good health habits along with whatever you are doing to lose weight. Healthy eating diets are important to weight loss as exercise or getting the right amount of sunshine is. A healthy diet does not always involve you going without food, that is considered bad health habits. Also it is important for you to know that a healthy meal plan also depends on the type of your body and your conditions and allergies. Therefore, make sure you consult your doctor and your dietitian as to what healthy eating diets go best with your regimen. And do your best to avoid bad health habits.