5 Best Fast Foods For Losing Weight

Tuesday, 23 Nov 2010 01:31 PM

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If you are looking to lose weight, it is important to remember that not all fast foods are created equal. In fact, some fast foods can help you lose weight and meet the demands of a modern lifestyle. Low-calorie fast foods are the choices for losing weight.
 
Raw fruits and vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are rich in fiber and nutrition. But it all depends on how you have them. The enzymes and nutrients contained in fruits and vegetables are believed to be lost during cooking and processing. Rather than going in for a calorie-rich snack like French fries or chips, resort to a nutrition-rich fast food choice with a baked potato. Go easy on the dressing though. There are many raw food restaurants: In Chicago - Cousin's Incredible Vitality Raw Food Restaurant and Karyn's Fresh Corner Café, In New York – Moosewood Restaurant and Merge In - Chaco Canyon Organic Café and Carmelita, for instance.
 
Oatmeal
Oatmeal, with added fruits and milk, is one of best fast food choices for a morning breakfast. It has heaps of fiber that prevents the body from storing fat, decreases calories, and prevents you from gaining weight. Oatmeal is also an excellent carbohydrates source, good for a weight-loss diet. Whole-oat products are one of the best sources of soluble fiber.
 
Dairy products
Dairy products include foods that are rich in calcium like milk, cheese, butter, and yogurt. These help you lose weight as they have a high level of calcium that suppresses the syntheses of the hormone calcitriol, thereby reducing the production of fat cells. In addition, yogurt and cheese are fermented food products that are high in nutrition and are the best supplements to snacks. A cheesy pizza is a better snack than something deep-fried in oil.
 
Raw nuts
Raw nuts are rich in nutrition and are low in calories. A bowl of mixed nuts is one of the best snacks to curb your hunger pangs. Nuts are rich in minerals, vitamins, proteins, healthy fats, and nutritious calories. They help decrease food cravings. Some of the good nuts are almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts, and chestnuts. Among these cchestnuts are preferable, being low in calories and fat, over others. You may also try hazelnuts and pine nuts; the former are calcium-rich and the latter have high protein content and are also good for your heart.

Fish
Fish is low in calories and rich in protein and omega-3-fatty acids. Make fish a regular part of your diet - have it with two slices of whole meal bread twice a week.
 
So, if you are thinking of fast foods to meet your lifestyle demands, then opt for fast foods that are low in calories and those that will help you burn your excess stored fat.

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