The concept of being on a diet is not about starving for sure. It is about eating right. Food intake also has a lot to do with feeling full or satisfied after a meal. To explain that in perspective eating a burger worth 600 calories may still leave you wanting to eat more. However, a chicken salad of 200 calories will leave you feeling full and satisfied. What’s important is to be conscious about a calorie to satisfaction ration. Low in calories and high in satisfaction. We look at some qualities in this food that should be looked at for us to be able to make the right kind of choice.
Key to Eating right.
1. Food that adds volume. Food that has a lot of water or air in it is good to add the volume without adding any calories.
2. Food with high protein content keeps us full for longer periods as it is difficult to digest that carbs.
3. Food with high fibre content gets heavy as it absorbs water and increases in volume. Also, fibre takes longer to get digested.
Let’s quickly look at some food that fits the bill and is considered best for losing weight and help in maintaining a wholesome diet.
For ages there has been mixed reviews of eggs to be added in our diet. What’s also true is that for ages it has been the preferred diet for people who are into heavy workout and eating right. Fact is that eggs are in minerals and good quality protein. In fact it is a source of all 9 essential amino acids. The yolk is the most nutritious part containing almost all of the nutrients. it also contains almost half of the egg’s protein content.
I have also written in one of my earlier articles about how versatile oats are to help us maintain a healthy diet . The best about Oats is that it has several preparations and can be eaten in different forms thereby giving us a better variety. It is known to be rich in fibres that makes it a very obvious choice. The fibre absorbs water and gets heavy leaving us with a feeling of fullness that lasts way longer than other breakfast cereals. A very effective ingredient towards eating right.
If you are a non-vegetarian and looking to be on a healthy diet, one needs to include fish in the diet. The richness in Omega 3 helps in a feeling of fullness. It is also a rich source of Protein and other vitamins thereby leaving one feel full for a longer period of time helps in eating right.
With over 85% of water content, apples are a very good choice. It also contains a soluble fibre called Pectin which is known to slow down the process of digestion. This maintains the feeling of fullness for a longer period of time. They are also low in calorie and a hence a very good choice to help us maintain a healthy food habit.
A rich protein source with low calorie content. What more can you ask for? Due to his high protein content, it makes us feel full fairly easily without much calorie intake at all. Not to forget that it is also a source that’s low in calories. Chicken is a good source of Vitamins B3, B6 Selenium and Choline. All of this put together, makes Chicken and other lean meat a preferred choice with people wishing to eat right.
Overall, we need to watch the kind of food we eat as that would automatically help us eat less and in eating right. This in turn goes a long way in helping us stay fit and healthy.