Diet Food List

diet-foodA diet food list can help you make better choices for your diet. We often make weight loss overly complicated. Admittedly, losing weight isn’t easy, but choosing low-calorie and healthy diet foods can be simple. Start by replacing the processed, prepackaged and prepared foods and replacing them with healthier choices.

Start with this low-calorie diet food short list:

  • Broccoli, or any fresh or steamed vegetable.
  • Tomatoes and cherry tomatoes are low calorie and full of vitamins.
  • Cottage Cheese can provide protein and energy and an excellent snack choice.
  • Fish, broiled not fried.
  • Potatoes, baked or boiled, never fried.
  • Noodles or wheat pasta can be a good choice if you are smart about sauces.
  • Brown Rice, can be filling and a low-calorie side dish, but never fried.
  • Low Fat or Greek Yogurt as a snack or dessert replacement.
  • Air-popped (never microwaved) Popcorn has been used for years as a healthy snack.
  • Pickles can provide low fat, low-calorie flavor to your meals but are high in sodium.
  • Any raw and organic fruits and vegetables.
  • Water should be your beverage of choice with the occasional tea or coffee.

Detailed Diet Food List

1. Vegetables – Never fry a healthy vegetable, or over boil them. Instead, roast them, steam them or eat them raw. Buy your veggies fresh from the market or frozen and fill your plate half full of vegetables with every meal.

2. Fruits – With so many fruits to choose from, you can always find fruit in season. Choose whole fruits – not bottled fruit juices as they are packed with added sugar and too little fiber.

3. Meat – Choose fish, free-range chicken, lean beef and pork and then broil, roast, grill or bake them. Frying any healthy food adds unnecessary fat and unneeded calories.

4. Dairy Products – Free range eggs, low-fat cheese like part-skim mozzarella, and reduced-fat milk should be on your diet food list. Eggs are a great source of protein and ALL essential amino acids, but are high in cholesterol, so watch your intake.

5. Nuts and Seeds – Nuts provide natural omega-3 fatty acids, which your body needs. Nuts and seeds are compact, convenient and nutritious. Control your portions as both nuts and seeds are high in calories. Choose minimally processed walnuts, cashews, peanuts and almonds.

6. Olive Oils – Your body does need healthy, polyunsaturated fat. Olive oil is a great choice as it is natural, adds great flavor and is heart healthy and may increase your metabolism.

7. Green TeaGreen tea is full of antioxidants, which prevent disease, but should be on your diet list as a healthy and natural way to speed up your metabolism and burn more calories.

8. Whole Grains – Avoid overly processed white flour and contains little or no fiber and nutrients. White flour also spikes your blood sugar just like sugar. If you need bread or pasta, choose those made with whole grain flour instead.

9. Brown Rice – Just like white flour, white rice is highly processed. Brown rice is more natural and minimally processed, leaving it more nutritious and with more natural fiber to keep you feeling full and helps maintain stable blood sugar.

10. Oatmeal – Oatmeal is an excellent addition to your diet food list. It is filling, satisfying and provides healthy dietary fiber and whole grains and has been shown to remove cholesterol.

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