What is the ideal diet for controlling weight and general good health?

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What is the ideal diet for controlling weight and general good health?

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For people who don’t need to lose weight and do exercise regularly, then there is absolutely no need to avoid potatoes, sweet potatoes, rice etc.

If you are overweight or have metabolic disorder (cholesterol, diabetic, abdomen fat etc.) then choose complex carbohydrates (Best complex carbs comes from whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts and seeds).

Complex carbs are excellent source of fiber. Keeps your glycemic levels steady.

Eat lots of fruits and green vegetables. Remember – Fruits are high in sugar, so eat in moderation if you need to lose weight.

Stay away from these

  • Sugar very addictive and a leading cause of obesity
  • Processed Drink – Aerated sweetened drinks & Sweetened fruit Juice

Focus on good fat not low fat. Fats are actually an integral part of healthy diet. Good fats include vegetable oils (canola, sunflower, soy, and corn), nuts, seeds, and fish. Avoid olive oil for high-heat cooking, they are unstable in the heat. Perfect for salad dressing.

Keep yourself well hydrated.

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Before you go into what to eat and how to put your weight under control, you first need to understand the truth why you are overweight.
One of the first things that most dieters do is clean out the cupboards and fridge, throwing out everything that even looks unhealthy.
The problem is, through countless weight loss programs and “world class” diet guides, we’ve been conditioned to see food as the enemy and what we believe to be unhealthy might actually play little significance to our weight loss success.
One of the greatest misconceptions about losing weight involves how MUCH you eat. For years we were told to cut back on the amount of food we consume in a day and the weight would fall off without much effort.
If you’ve ever yo-yoed, starved yourself trying to live on carrots and broccoli, you know that it’s not the secret to weight loss success.
In fact, this type of diet will actually cause you to gain weight as your body eventually craves sugars and fats so badly that you end up bingeing, unable to control what you’re doing only to fall off the wagon so badly, it’s unlikely you’ll ever get back on.
In truth, your body requires certain sugars and fats to perform at is maximum potential, so stripping your system of all fats and sugars will make it harder to maintain a healthy diet.

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Dropped 60 pounds in last year by not going on that awful D word. I realized that it really is portion control. I don’t eat till I’m hungry. Lots of veggies and fruit, good proteins (more plant based than animal), go easy on junk food, and tell yourself that you can have anything you want in moderation. I’ve had a Snickers bar sitting on my kitchen counter for 3 months now. Still haven’t had a yen for it. You might give it a try for a couple of weeks and see what happens.

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Diet refers to the intake of food and nourishment for the growth and maintenance of the body. Dieticians or nutritionists consider a diet as a balanced meal that contains appropriate portions of all nutrients.  A good diet helps a person to maintain good health. Fitness is the overall well being of the body.

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Do not eat at night. 16 hrs of eating in the day and 8 hrs of digestion at night (during sleep) is not ideal. Metabolism is slower when you sleep. It’s better to eat all your calories into a 4-8 hr window and have the rest of the time for digestion. But hey there’s more than one way to get to the empire state building.

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