One of the many modern diseases affecting millions of people around the world is obesity.
Consuming processed food filled with sugars and chemicals, additives and flavorings, can lead to a number of health problems.
Obesity is one of them but is followed by many serious ones, like diabetes, heart problems, high cholesterol level, bad immune system response and many others.
The importance of making a few lifestyle changes is enormous, but for most of us, that means starve for a few weeks and then back to old habits.
That is the main problem with recurring weight gain problems and other health issues.
We should not deprive ourselves of three meals a day, we are hurting our body and all of its parts and the results are temporary.
To be and stay fit, we must change our view on food intake and take notice of what our body is trying to tell us.
As we all know, breakfast is the first and most important meal of the day. That is when our organism wakes up and we resume all of our functions. To do so, our body needs energy. Even if most of the diets for weight loss claim that eggs are full of fat and cholesterol, eating 2 in the morning is not hurtful at all; on the contrary, it has good proteins and enough energy to keep you functioning until lunch time.
Including vegetables in the breakfast, such as tomato, cucumber or any other seasonal vegetable, will provide you with natural dietary fiber, which will make you feel full longer.
If you felt hungry way before the lunchtime, you can ease the hunger with nuts. All sorts of nuts work, since they are full of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Another good choice for a snack are dates since they are a great source of sugar, dietary fiber and are great for an instant boost of energy.
For the lunch alone, you can turn to lentil which is an underrated food, that many people claim they do not like. But lentil is a very powerful food because is full of proteins, dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins while it contains practically no calories and no fat. It is an excellent choice for a weight loss diet because it leaves you feeling full and satisfied.
This is the meal that should keep you away from late night snacks before going to bed.
It is a very bad idea to eat anything before sleeping, because the process of digesting the food before bed, can be hard and will overwork the stomach. Try and make an effort to move the dinner time at least 2 hours before going to bed, and let the choice of food be easy and light. Boiled potatoes with a little bit of chicken, broccoli soup, bananas, or even a big bowl of lettuce salad with roasted nuts are an excellent choice.