Monday, November 8, 2010

Want to Lose Weight? Follow these simple Lowfat Diet Tips

For those seeking for some weight loss solutions without undergoing the knife, a change of lifestyle is the best way to go, and embracing a lowfat diet is part of a healthy living.

A lowfat diet allows a smallest amount of dietary fat which comprises 15% of the total calorie requirement of the person. The normal fat percentage is 20 to 35% of total calorie requirement per day. This diet is prescribed to persons with liver disorder, gallbladder problem, hyperlipidemia (increased blood lipid level), and heart disease. This is not a No-fat diet but a lowfat diet. A right amount of fat is important in the body's use of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E an K.

Some tips to follow when planning a lowfat diet:
1. Avoid pork, fatty meats, animal fats, and animal skin.
2. Substitute meat with fish or with legume and grain combinations.
3. Eat more unrefined or unprocessed foods.
4. Increase vegetable and fruit intake except avocado. Avocado is rich in fat.
5. Eat fruits instead of rich cakes and sweets for dessert.
6. Drink fruit juice instead of full cream milk, milk shakes, malted milk and chocolate drinks.
7. Use and drink only soymilk, skim, lowfat or nonfat milk. Whole milk and full cream milk products such as cheese and ice cream are fat-rich.
8. Boil, bake, broil as often as desired. Limit frying and sauteeing.
9. Deep fry rather than fry with little oil when frying is unavoidable. In deep frying, the food absorbs less oil (when it is hot) than frying with little oil. Place fried foods over paper towels to reduce oiliness.
10. Saute once in a while provided just enough oil is used to saute onion and garlic.
11. Prefer plain rice over fat rich bakery products.
12. Eat regularly. A 3 meal a day diet is recommended. Eating between meals encourages intake of fat rich snack foods.
13. Eat a good, heavy breakfast and a light supper always.
14. Minimize dining out. Commercial food preparations are generally rich in fats, salt, spices and sugar.
15. Choose lowfat soups like vegetable soup. Limit creamy soups.
16. Take note of salad dressing and sauces. These are usually fat rich.
17. Avoid coffee, tea, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Drink 6-8 glasses of water a day between meals.

Want to cook healthy recipes? Why not try cooking the dishes in a Paleo Cookbook and discover how to create healthy and tasty meals in your own kitchen!


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