by Edith Parker: Weight loss. The #1 most talked about topic in the word of fitness and exercise…
Even though there’s an abundance of materials and studies on this topic, this health problem always seems to keep us down.
The modern lifestyle is the main problem.
It provides so many benefits to us in every field but turns us into fat, weak and unhealthy slobs.
Even though we advanced so much, we still struggle to solve this problem. Obesity is still among the top diseases that cripple us worldwide. Not to mention other diseases that it triggers.
When you look at it with all honesty, it all comes down to the food we’re eating.
Like Bruce Lee once said: “You are what you eat.”
The modern life has brought the fast food paradigm into our lives, providing us the convenience to not care about our diet, and devour something ’’on the go’’ just to keep going.
Instead, it’s important to see how food affects our bodies and which food we should be focused on.
That’s why I’ve done some research about the foods that you should focus on your diet. I’ll tell you a bit about each food, and give you some ideas and links to use it further. I’ve also designed an infographic for you to print out and carry in the grocery store.
Later, I designed a meal plan based on Paleo diet (the prehistoric diet) which is popular and effective.
Foods You Should Eat to Lose Weight
There are tons of foods you can incorporate into your diet and lose weight.
To provide you with the most useful information, I gathered many types of food and categorized it into groups.
NUTS AND SEEDS
SPICES & MISC
There you have it, the list of more than 50 food and samples that will provide you with enough possibilities and get you to that desired weight faster.
Now, let’s try and make a meal plan based on these foods.
Meal Plan For Weight Loss Example
Today, there are thousands of food regimes and diet plans that you can try to lose weight. The Paleo way is one of the currently popular (and effective) ways to lose fat by focusing on the food that was harvested only in nature, without any processing. Basically, the food that humans in Paleolite were eating.
This diet is especially good if you’re busy. Because the meals mainly don’t require much heat treating (if at all), the meals presented here are easy to make, and you can stack them up in containers and have them at your office, or on the road. That way you won’t miss a meal, and jeopardize the healthy cause.
Based on this program, here’s how your meal plan should look like:
Breakfast – 2/3 eggs with a 1 cup of spinach stir fried in coconut oil; ½ cup of blueberries.
Lunch – 4 oz. Grilled chicken; salad with olive oil; handful of nuts (almonds/cashews/pistachios).
Dinner – 5 oz. Steak; salad with olive oil.
Breakfast – 2/3 eggs with two slices of bacon fried in bacon fat; 1 apple.
Lunch – 5 oz. Salmon; 1 medium sweet potato; ½ cup cooked asparagus.
Dinner – 4 oz. Burger (no buns); 1 cup of steamed broccoli; 30 of grams dark chocolate.
Breakfast – 1 cup of Greek yogurt with ½ cup of berries; handful of nuts (almonds/cashews/pistachios).
Lunch – 5 oz. Steak fried in butter; fresh vegetables.
Dinner – 1 can of tuna; vegetable salad with olive oil; 1 pear.
Breakfast – Paleo pancakes.
Lunch – 4 oz. Grilled chicken; salad with olive oil; half an avocado.
Dinner – 5 oz. Pork chops; 1 cup of steamed kale; 1 small sweet potato.
Breakfast – 2/3 eggs with 1 cup of spinach stir fried in coconut oil; 1 grapefruit.
Lunch – 4 oz. Grilled salmon; ½ cup cooked asparagus; handful of nuts (almonds/cashews/pistachios).
Dinner – 4 oz. Burger (no bun); 1 cup of steamed broccoli; 1 small sweet potato.
Breakfast – Chia seed pudding (needs some preparation one night before).
Lunch – 4 oz. Grilled chicken; half an avocado; 1 cup of fresh vegetables.
Dinner – 5 oz. Steak; 1 cup steamed broccoli; 30 grams of dark chocolate.
Breakfast – 3 oz. Ground turkey stir fried with veggies in coconut oil.
Lunch – 4 oz. Bison steak; 1 cup of steamed kale; ½ cup brown rice.
Dinner – 5 oz. Grilled shrimp; fresh salad with olive oil; half an avocado.
A good thing about Paleo diet is that it doesn’t restrain the amount of food you can eat, as long as it is from the list of allowed food. The meals are based on a 2000kcal diet, and you can adjust them to your preferences and requirements, but be careful and honest about your calorie intake. Calculate your calorie intake based on your lifestyle and desired weight.
YOUR CHOICE ?
What do you think about the mentioned food? Were you surprised that your favorite food was not on it?
The weight loss is mostly based on the food that you consume on a daily basis, and the eating habits. It’s quite simple when you think about it; no matter how careful you are, if you’re eating bad food, you won’t lose weight (you even might gain more).
Having a list of healthy food and combinations to use for weight loss is the method that will help you the most if you do it right. Simply, when you go to the grocery store (don’t forget to use the infographic I’ve made for you to ease the process), don’t buy anything that’s not on your list. Prepare your food based on the list, and consume it freely whenever you’re hungry (this rule is particularly good for Paleo diet).
That way you’ll stay away from bad food, (I’ve actually compiled a list of foods to avoid when you’re on a weight-loss diet) and develop healthy eating habits.