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What to Eat to Lose Weight Fast

We all know that weight loss begins at the mouth. Your nutrition determines how and if you will shed pounds. So, what should you eat to lose weight?

In order to lose weight in a healthy way for the long term you need to eat a sensible and balanced diet with all the major food groups like carbs, fat, and protein, so all must be included in your diet. It is the quality of these nutrients which will determine your success… or failure.

Healthy Protein

You need to eat protein from lean sources. In that way you will get your protein sources without also eating unnecessary fats. Good sources of protein include:

  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Egg whites
  • Chicken breast
  • Turkey
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Nuts and almonds

Healthy Carbs

Carbs are considered the enemy by many people who wish to lose weight but this is not the case. The truth is that some carbs are good and some are bad. You need to eat high quality complex carbs to feel full and shed fat. Carbs are necessary so don’t cut them down too drastically for too long.

Here are some sources of good, healthy carbs:

  • Wild rice
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Nuts of all sorts
  • Almonds
  • Whole flour bread
  • Whole pasta

Healthy Fat

Fat is considered the arch-enemy of course and it’s counter-intuitive to believe that you need to eat fat in order to lose fat. But the fact remains: our body needs fat to function well and operate as it should. It’s just a fact of life. Don’t make the mistake of eliminating fats from your diet. It will backfire. Here are some healthy source of fat you should eat to lose weight:

  • Olive oil
  • coconut oil
  • Fish oil
  • Nuts and almonds
  • flax seeds

As always, the key is moderation. Don’t eat too much or too little of any one thing. Do that and you will lose weight.

Source by John Davenport