Mind Maps about Weight Loss

How can you satisfy your appetite and still keep thin? Here is a solution to help you search the best of both worlds. You can eat abundantly and still lose a lot of weight! The key is not how much to eat, but to eat the right food.

Lower Calorie Intake

To lose weight, you must eat fewer calories than your body uses. Compared to other food types, vegetables and fruits have lots of fiber and are much higher in micronutrients given the same amount of calorie. So you can create lower-calorie versions of some of your favorite dishes by substituting low-calorie fruits and vegetables in place of higher-calorie ingredients. The water and fiber in fruits and vegetables will add volume to your dishes, so you can have the same amount of food with fewer calories. What is more high-water-content foods like veggies and fruits can fill you up so you eat less.

Find out Fruits and Vegetable You Like

What if you don't like fruits and vegetables? The fact is that, you haven't tried all kinds of veggies and fruits yet. List all available types. Artichokes? Corn? Cucumber? On this list, you are sure to find a few you like. Start by incorporating just one vegetable a day in each meal and one fruit. Maybe when you are getting older and would be motivated by the fact that certain fruits like Pears help to preserve your eyesight, lower your cholesterol and help reduce the risk of colon cancer. Find out more benefits of them help you like them more. Here is a mind map showing the amazing benefits of tomato.

Day Plan Calendar

Here are tips to cut calories and eat fruits and vegetables throughout your day:

Breakfast: Start the Day Right

Replace one of the eggs or half of the cheese with some spinach, broccoli, or mushrooms in your morning omelet. The vegetables will add volume and flavor to the dish with fewer calories than the egg or cheese.

Cut back on the amount of cereal or bread to make room for some bananas, apples, or strawberries. You can still enjoy the breakfast, but with fewer calories.

Choose Smart Snacks

Most healthy eating plans allow for one or two small snacks a day. Choosing most fruits and vegetables will allow you to eat a snack with only 100 calories. Note that Whole fruit gives you a bigger size snack than the same fruit dried - for the same number of calories. A small box of raisins (1/4 cup) is about 100 calories. For the same number of calories, you can eat 1 cup of grapes.

Best Fruits to Help You Shed Pounds

Many types of flavorful fruits are low-calorie, high-fiber foods, making them good choices for a weight-loss program. Good examples include berries such as strawberries, with 50 calories and 2 grams of fiber in a serving of eight medium berries. Citrus fruits are also amazing -- for example, one-half of a medium grapefruit contains 60 calories and 2 grams of fiber, while one medium tangerine provides 50 calories and 2 grams of fiber.

Apples contain vitamins and minerals as well as fiber. These can all help you to lose weight in a variety of ways. Make sure you eat your apples each day to a slimmer you!

Pears are super weight loss fruits that pack plenty of fiber. In fact, most fruits pale in comparison to the amount of fiber that a pear provides! The high fiber content helps you to feel full, which aids weight loss. It is also a cholesterol-lowering and heart-healthy fruit due to its potassium!

Grapefruit is a powerhouse for heart health. Grapefruit contains vitamin C, folic acid, and potassium, along with pectin, a soluble fiber that may be a strong ally against atherosclerosis. Pink and red varieties also have vitamin A and lycopene, a phytochemical that protects arterial walls from oxidative damage.

See more benefits of fruits in the following mind map:

Benefits of Fruits

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