Nuts and fruit provide fibre

The foods to eat to lose weight faster is not made up of some hard-to-come-by foods you’ve never heard of.  No, instead they are pretty ordinary!

What do you think would be the first priority if you want to lose weight?

Diet… right?

 

By diet I mean, what we eat on a daily basis… not a weight-loss diet

Now, if you are busy eating a lot of junk food and foods that have a tendency to pile on the weight, then you’re in for a hard time too.  We need to learn to transfer from ‘not-good-food’ to ‘good-food’ choices.  I’m hoping that through this site you are getting much more of an idea of what to eat and what we should leave on the supermarket shelves.

We like simple don’t we?  The easiest route rather than the hard.  Well this site teaches you how to make better choices rather than suggesting you go without.  With just about everything there is a good healthy food we can eat rather than food that contains no nutritional value.  We really need to learn these things.

What I’m encouraging you to do is to stop focusing on how much you weigh and turn your attention to the nutritional value of what you eat.  You’ll soon find yourself eating foods that satisfy the body rather than leaving it starving and craving for more sugar-sweet drinks and fat-filled meals. 

 

If we want to eat foods to lose weight faster, there are a few things we need to remember:

1.  Include a high quality protein source with each meal and snack we eat.

Good protein of hazelnutsSo what is a high quality protein?  Some of the best sources are grass-fed meats and grass-fed raw dairy, if you can get it. 

Plant sources such as nuts and beans are good too. 

All these foods help you to suppress your appetite.  If you eat sufficient protein as part of your meals or snack, it will help you to slow down the carbohydrates breakdown which means you are controlling your insulin levels and your blood sugar too.

Whether you understand the “why” you should eat some high quality protein or not doesn’t really matter at the end of the day.  What is important is that you remember to add it to every meal… all the rest will just happen automatically.  Cool!

 

 

 

2. You need to eat a healthy fat with each meal

Now that we’ve got the protein sorted we need to look at eating healthy fat with each meal.  You are most probably saying “But hey!  I wanna lose weight!”  Sure, I understand this, but there’s fat and then there’s fat!

Once again, whether you understand this or not, if you add the right kind of fats to every meal you will begin to lose weight.  But remember, we are not focusing on that are we?  We’re more into making sure our bodies are being looked after correctly… that’s the important part of the equation.

Now be sure to do this.  It’s important to eat enough healthy fat to provide proper fat burning and muscle building hormone levels within your body. 

You will find you will be able to keep your appetite under control a lot easier if you eat adequate amounts of healthy fats.

So where do we find healthy fats? 

The healthiest sources are found in raw nuts, seeds, avocados, coconut oil, egg yolks, extra virgin olive oil and grass-fed meats.

– The eggs should be organic and free range.
– Extra virgin olive oil has the highest antioxidant content of all the olive oils.
– Coconut oil is a great source of healthy saturated fats
– Grass-fed meats can help your burn body fat and build your muscle.

Here is a suggestion:  If you would like to suppress your appetite but still feed your body lots of good protein, fibre and healthy fats, you can do it by eating a handful of raw pecans, walnuts, or almonds. This will cause you to eat a smaller meal if you do it about 30 minutes before a meal.

Nuts are very nutrient dense and a great choice to add to your diet.  You’ll love them and your body will sure thank you for your trouble.

 

3. Make sure you add some fibre to every meal or snack

Nuts and fruit provide fibre

Your body is soon going to be doing cart-wheels with all this nice attention you’re giving it.  Our normal diets are so devoid of fibre and it causes our bodies to struggle to elimate waste… not good.  It’s time to up-the-ante and concentrate of what we are actually pouring into ourselves. 

Fibre can be found in most fruit and vegetables, so simply by adding these to our meal/snack we are doing the necessary.

If you want something that will really help to “move things along” why not go buy some psyllium husks.  It’s tasteless and can be added to water or any drinks… or sprinkled on food; added to a smoothie… I love the way it helps to thicken it up. 

The really big recommendation I make here is that you be super careful what you buy as psyllium is one of the highest sprayed crops of all.  You must buy organic… nothing else will do.

 

 

4. Include some Carbohydrates

This is where we need to make some seriously good choices.  For example, some say not to eat a normal potato, but really it’s more how the potato is cooked that matters. 

If you’re eating fries cooked in canola oil, that’s a very bad choice.  Anything cooked in canola is a bad, bad choice. 

The same potato cooked in some coconut oil is good, good, good.  I know there are people out there who will not agree with that but I challenge you to do your own research.  Coconut oil helps with weight reduction.

I would strongly suggest you cut out the bread made from wheat… any type whether it’s white, brown, wholemeal, whole-grain… doesn’t matter.  You need to make some better choices. 

Any fruit or vegetable is good… try to eat as many as you can, but make sure you eat the fruit whole. 

Juice is a really bad option. 

You can even take it further if you like and only eat low GI veges.  It’s debatable.  It’s not like we are on a weight-loss diet (heaven forbid) but we’re working on improved nutrition.  

 

5. Eat a balanced diet

Foods to eat to lose weight

Some people only eat potatoes.  Ugh!  Come on!  Variety.

The reason why so many struggle to lose weight is due to eating excessive processed carbohydrates like refined grain-based starches and refined sugars. 

You see, there are carbs and there are carbs. 

We need to eat carbs that provide us with the most nutrition… those that are nutrient dense.  Not like a lot of carbs & sugars they stuff in boxes and try to pass it off as a healthy option.  Most people eat these every day and wonder why they can’t lose weight. 

The balance is upset… the body suffers.

You can’t go too far wrong if you always eat the whole fruit.  This provides you with the fibre and the sugar which the body can handle as it helps to slow the blood sugar response down.  

You need to learn to avoid all fruit juices… they can be almost worse than drinking a soda, that is, they have more sugar content, and without the fibre it’s bad news.

When people minimize their grain consumption from cereals, breads, pasta, bagels etc, they start to lose body fat much easier.  This has been my experience.  The best way is to minimize grains and focus on fruits and vegetables.

This alone usually causes people to begin to feel much more in control of their weight.

 

Truly, it’s time to get serious

Start to think before you eat, you know, spend a moment doing the calculations…

  • Have I got my protein? Check!
  • Have I got any fat? (the right kind), Check! 
  • Where’s the fibre? Check! 
  • Am I eating any fruit and vegetables? Check!

See it’s not that hard.  This could be one thing you decide to change for the better.  It will take you a little while for it to get into automatic mode, but what a great thing that will be.

Let me know how you are fairing? I’d love to hear your experiences… what foods to eat and lose weight faster have you found have been working for you?

Warm regards,

Marilyn Williams of Mouthful Matters

 

 

 

Marilyn Williams
Certified Nutrition & Weight Management Consultant

21 Thoughts to “Foods to Eat to Lose Weight Faster”

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    1. Thanks for your comments… really cool. I hope you will come back and in doing so you’ll find information truly helpful to you.

      1. Yuri

        Low carb = low cal. That’s why it works. Plain and simple. When you rvomee one whole macronutrient from your plate, you reduce your calories by approx 1/3rd. Was nothing to do with food type. You can lose weight eating pasta, or rice, or yams. So long as you run a calorie deficit. I eat lean protein, carbs, fat. I just eat less and I exercise more. I lost 30 lbs in 4 months and kept it off 2 yrs now. Eat from smaller plates. Ur eyes see a full plate, but ur eating less. Go walking too

        1. Well done Yuri! I also agree that a smaller plate is a very good idea. Larger plates look a little lost if they’re not full of food but you really don’t need it all. I serve many of my meals on smaller plates.

    2. Megha

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    1. I’m glad you found this information helpful. There’s no doubt about it we can learn a lot off each other, can’t we. All the best with your “mission”!

  3. foods to eat

    strange really I never thought of that – eat fat – lose weight. Thx

    1. Yes It goes against so much of what we’ve been taught doesn’t it! But back to the good ol’ fashioned way of eating and the much better for it 🙂

  4. noddytwobit

    What can you eat if you dont eat bread made with wheat?

    1. Marilyn Williams

      There are many different types of breads you can eat, especially if you are able to make them at home, that don’t contain any wheat whatsoever.

      At the very least I would recommend that wheat bread is made from sourdough as it’s much more friendly for your gut.

      Breads made out of almond meal & coconut flour are good.

  5. warrenjwilliams

    I’m gradually coming to understand what you mean “there are carbs and there are carbs”. I didn’t, but I’ve been trying hard to steer clear of the wrong ones and fill myself up with the right ones. Do you know what I mean? The wife’s been in my ear…

    1. Wow, what a good wife you have Warren! She sounds like someone you should listen to even if sometimes it goes against your grain!

      Yes, I do understand what you mean but the main thing is that I’m happy you are “getting the picture” and changing habits little by little. This can only mean good in the long run.

  6. gertrudeg

    This is a really help post. Thank you Marilyn! It’s helps to see exactly what we should include in each meal. It’s so easy to miss out on certain parts isn’t it.

    1. Thank you Gertrude! I’m glad you found it a help. Yes, it’s very easy to eat something without too much thought as to what would actually go well with it. Benn there and done that many times. I’m getting better. Becoming more thoughtful. Thanks for commenting.

  7. sally

    How interesting that you are supposed to always eat protein, carbs, fiber and fat together in each meal. I’d never thought about it like that. I’m going to try to do that and see what happens. Sally

    1. Hi Sally, Yes… it means that each time you eat you need to stop and think… do I have all the parts together? It does help I can assure you. Marilyn

  8. evecallum

    I bookmarked this website about a month ago so I could follow some of the information. Have come back to tell you I believe its helped me to be more conscious of what I eat and I have lost some weight. I wanted to say thank you and hope you’ll keep giving us this great information.

    1. That’s fantastic news eve! Thank you so much for taking the special time to come back and share that great news with us.
      Marilyn

  9. This blog about Foods to Eat to Lose Weight Faster has helped me a lot, is very well written.

    1. Marilyn Williams

      Thank you Marian! I do trust you have found some information that you can utilise in your own life. Let me know if you have any questions.

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