Generally when we talk about a diet that is good for health, what quickly comes to mind is a balanced diet. But a weight loss diet should not have to be balanced but healthy. So a healthy diet is more desirable for a person looking to lose drop some pounds.
The best diet plan for weight loss consists of plenty of proteins, small amounts of carbohydrates and an insignificant amount of fat. Some people prefer to abstain from fatty foods entirely when trying to loss weight. It should also contain a rich amount of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients to ensure good health and vitality.
There is usually a conflict whether a balanced diet is good for people trying to loss weight or not. The thing is, balanced diet consists of every form of food and a significant amount in order to supply the body with all the needed nutrients. But some of these are harmful when taken in large quantities and so should be regulated especially in Heart disease patients, which bring us to the need to eat a healthy diet rather than a balanced one. A healthy diet considers your peculiar condition and so your meals are tailored just for you.
What then constitute a healthy Diet for Weight Loss?
It is easy to understand that any meal that can supply the body with its essential need with little or no negative effect on our lipid profile should be ideal. You need to keep cholesterol out of your foods.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES- Fruits and vegetables contain a very little, if any, amount of cholesterol. They are usually low in fat, calories and salt. These fruits are also very good and rich sources of anti-oxidants like vitamins A, C and E.
BREADS, CEREALS AND POTATOS
Grains all belong to this category and are mainly carbohydrate rich food sources and ideal as a source of energy when loosing weight. It is easier to burn off unlike fat. Many of them are rich in vitamins especially the B-vitamins. Examples include rice, cereals, corn, beans etc. The amount of cereals and others should not be too much and at the same time do not be over zealous about losing weight so that you do not create hypoglycemia for yourself-this is very important.
MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS
Many people think that because you are on diet so you shouldnâ€™t eat the things you like anymore. This myth is held especially when it concerns diary products. That is not true because dieting has become more advance, with the availability of non fat milk, low sugar milk and ice cream. Foods in this group provide the body with high-quality protein and are our main sources of calcium. There are also the major sources of vitamin D, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, riboflavin, niacin and phosphorous and so we can not afford to avoid them due to the fact that we are trying to loss weight. Except we are on these products, then dietary supplements should be an essential part of our dieting.
MEAT and FISH
Oh yes! You can eat meat but it has to be white. You can eat chicken and of course fish. These are some form food you can eat without stuffing yourself with cholesterol but do not add fat like butter or vegetable oil to it in excess while cooking as that defeats the purpose.