Cheap, ‘healthy’ foods to lose weight?
I recently started working out but i want to eat healthy where i can lose weight also…problem is im in a dorm and all we do is eat out and its not helping obviously but we do it cause we always order fast food dollar value menu items…
anyways i wanna start eating better and shedding pounds so can anyone give me some cheap and good stuff to keep in my dorm to eat instead of goin out eating junk everyday? i know fresh fruit, but please give me more ideas..my main goal is to lose weight!
just follow these simple tips to shed extra pounds from your weight in healthy way
- take balanced diet, don’t go for dieting
- take 5 small meals in the day
- add fruits and vegetables in your meals
- avoid fried and fast foods
- avoid colas and sweets
- drink more water and fresh juice
- do regular workout, yoga or brisk walk
- think positive and keep smiling
what are healthy food i can eat for losing Weight?
i am deciding to go healthy and start fresh by losing Weight so i was wondering what food i should buy for a healthy diet
Here is a list of healthy food ideas to help you maintain a healthy diet
- Go for natural, ideally organic foods
~ Greek yogurt or yogurt (nonfat) – Greek yogurt has more protein than regular yogurt
~ Eggs, cheese, cottage cheese (2% is fine), goat cheese, skim milk or goat milk, etc.
~ Fruit & Berries
~ Beans (chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, mixed beans, etc.) – full of fiber and protein
~ Veggie burgers (Amy’s makes great veggie burgers)
~ Whole grain breads: multigrain bread, ezekiel bread, rye bread, whole wheat pitas, whole grain tortillas or bagels, etc.
~ Whole grain pasta or brown rice pasta, brown/wild rice, quinoa, etc.
~ Sweet potatoes or potatoes
~ Oatmeal – great source of fiber, you can add toppings like: almond butter or peanut butter, nuts, fresh berries/fruit, raisins, dried fruit like cherries/cranberries/blueberries, cinnamon, skim milk or non-dairy milk, nonfat greek yogurt, jam, honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, etc.
~ Healthy cereals (Kashi, Nature’s Path Organic, etc..high in fiber like raisin bran)
~ Nuts, seeds, almond butter, peanut butter
~ Non-dairy milks like soy, almond or rice milk
~ Ground flax seed to add into a smoothie, top yogurt, etc.
~ Olive oil, good healthy fat, great for stir frys with lots of veggies.
~ Salmon & Tuna
~ Tofu & Tempeh – are great in sandwiches, wraps, on salads, etc.
~ Whole grain crackers
~ Whole grain waffles or pancakes
Try some healthy alternatives =)
- Replace fast food french fries with homemade sweet potato or regular fries (made with a touch of olive oil, salt)
- For chips, you could try natural sweet potato chips, pita chips, fat free popcorn, pop chips or a natural potato chip brand like Kettle. You can also make your own chips by thinly slicing potatoes or sweet potatoes, glazing with olive oil, sprinkling with salt (pepper, basil if you’d like – cinnamon goes well with sweet potatoes) & baking them.
- Replace candy with things like frozen grapes or banana slices, dried mango strips, dried blueberries/cranberries/cherries/papaya, raisins, etc.
- Try a veggie burger on a whole wheat bun or a tofu hot dog.
- If you want soda, try cold sparkling water with lemon or mixed with 100 % organic fruit juice instead
- Replace white pasta with whole grain in pasta dishes + add veggies (for example adding baby spinach to pasta, grilled vegetables to lasagna, broccoli/grated carrot/spinach/kale to pasta salad, etc.
- For a creamy pasta sauce try tomato sauce with goat cheese mixed in, for a healthier dish
- Enjoy pizza, but try it on thin multigrain crust topped with fresh veggies.
- For healthier treat options try things like: frozen yogurt, vanilla greek yogurt with berries & grated dark chocolate, etc. Treats are fine in moderation =)
Also, here is a website with some great nutrition tips, recipes, meal & snack ideas:
I hope this helps
Will I lose weight if I eat really healthy foods?
Not necessarily controlling portions though. Like, if I ate pretty much whenever I wanted, making sure it was always healthy. Would I still lose weight? I exercise regularly
Weight loss is about burning more calories than you eat. Find out your TDEE (totaly daily energy expediture). If you eat that many calories, you maintain. If you eat less, you lose. If you eat more, you gain. 1lb=3500 calories
For example, my TDEE is 2,000 calories, If I eat 2,500 calories of “healthy food”, I will gain 1lb per week (500calx7days=3500cal=1lb). On the other hand, if I eat 1500cals of “healthy food”, I will lose 1lb/wk.
Its not just about the kind of foods you eat, its about the amount of calories you consume. Ofcourse, if you eat healthy then you will have more energy and have better health. Healthy food also fills you up more with less calories. For example, a turkey sandwich has about 300cals, a fried chicken taquito is also 300cals, you will need about 2 or 3 taquitos to fill you up as much as that sandwich.
Eating healthy is good! Just make sure not to go over your calorie limits for the day.
What are some healthy foods and tips for losing weight?
I’m trying to lose weight and get fit. I’ve already lost bout 15 pounds, but want to lose some more. I drink just about only water, I rarely eat any junk food and am starting to work out much more. I am at a loss though, I can be a super picky eater, and am stuck with only a few ideas of healthy foods and snacks. I could also you some help with more exercises.
What are some healthy, but yummy snacks?
What are some helpful motivation tips, and exercise ideas?
As far as foods I don’t like, Its pretty crazy lol: I don’t like peanut butter or any nuts really. I won’t eat raw vegetables but I do love steamed broccoli and cauliflower. I don’t really like any fish. For fruits, I don’t like strawberries and a few others but some I like are apples, grapes, pineapples, etc. Like I said I can be super picky.
For exercise: I coach a youth dance team and teach dances to them for about 5 hours a week. Me and my family recently bought an exercise bike which is getting put together tonight so I haven’t had a chance to use that and we also recently ordered the dance DVDs zumba.
Let me ask you something: what types of foods do you not like since you are a picky eater? The best foods to help be fit and healthy are, of course, fruits and vegetables. Lean meats like chicken, ground turkey (not red meat), pork, and even fish like salmon and tilapia would be a great addition to eat. Yet, even with eating healthy you do want to throw in a day where you can indulge but don’t make it a habit. In certain case if you are too strict on a diet you can easily fall off the wagon; throwing in a “cheat” day will satisfy your body and keep your mind in check on the main goal ahead. But, please let me know which foods you are picky that way I can give you ideas of some recipes to make.
In addition, what type of exercises are you currently doing and how long have you been doing the routine for? If you have been doing the routine for longer than four weeks it is time to change it up. I congratulate you on losing 15 lbs. But if you are still in the same routine then your body will adapt to the routine and you will see minimum to no results. Let me know and I can definitely give you other ideas on some workout routines that can help boost your metabolism. Good luck
If I lower my food intake and eat healthy foods, but dont excersise that much, will I still lose weight?
I dont excersise that much, but for 2 weeks I have cut back on porportions and I have been eating much healthier (no fried foods, no sugar). I have lost about 5 lbs so far. If I dont put in the excersise, will I stay the same weight or will I lose?? I am around 235 lbs. and 5’7.
sorry, I meant exercise.
The following healthy living recommendations will help you if you’re trying to lose weight, tone up your muscles, have aspirations of building lean muscle mass, are attempting to get a wash board stomach, or just want to feel better:
*1) Burn more calories then you’re consuming everyday and measure your results using the following formula: Calories Consumed minus Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) minus Physical Activity minus the Thermic Effect of Food (TEF). A website that explains this formula in more detail and will help you determine how many calories you need to reach or maintain a certain weight is at http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspartner/library/weight/calsburned.htm
Get a diet and fitness calculator that you can put on your computer or cell phone. This will allow you to easily calculate the above formula, set goals, log your daily calorie consumption, and register your physical activities.
Set realistic goals for your ideal body weight. Here are two websites that will calculate a suggested body weight:
It is difficult and unhealthy to lose more than one or two pounds per week. There are 3,500 calories in a pound. If you eat 500 fewer calories per day for a week you will lose one pound. If you burn through exercise 500 more calories per day for a week you will lose one pound.
*2) Eat natural and organic foods found on earth versus something created by a corporation to make money. Eat meals in small portions throughout the day and take a good multi-vitamin supplement.
Avoid “High Glycemic Load Carbs” (sugar, pastries, desserts, refined starches such as breads, pasta, refined grains like white rice; high starch vegetables such as potatoes) and drink lots of water. Read this article for more information on high GL Carbs:
Do not try fad diets or diet pills. Here is an excellent food pyramid that anyone can follow: http://www.rayandterry.com/html/images/PyramidLRG.gif?osCsid=26a424be471d1337e7c2f105d5c64d9d
*3) Exercise on most days by doing cardiovascular training and/or resistance training activities.
Read a book or find a certified trainer to make sure your doing all resistance training exercises correctly. A great book to buy that teaches you the resistance training basics is “Weight Training for Dummies”. A superb magazine to buy with resistance training routines that will not get you bored is “Muscle and Fitness”. Signup for the free newsletter. An excellent free online resource is at http://www.exrx.net/
A good book to buy that teaches you the cardiovascular training basics is “Fitness for Dummies”.
*4) Get plenty of sleep. Sleep experts say most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night for optimum performance, health, and safety.
*5) Educate yourself continually on health issues and make a life long commitment to good health. A great free publication is “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005”. A superb book to read is “You The Owner’s Manual”. An excellent periodic publication is the “Nutrition Action Health Letter”. A reputable test you can take to measure your biological age is at http://realage.com
Look at all areas where you can enhance your health. For example, make improvements in the quality of the air you breathe. Review outdoor air quality forecasts where you live and get an indoor air purifier. Send me an email or yahoo instant message to “gainbetterhealth” if you want an indoor air purifier recommendation and if you have any questions.
*Click on all the source links below to get the full benefit of the recommendations. The answers presented to your health questions are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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