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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Trying to Lose Weight? Don't Give Up These Foods.

There is such mixed information out there about what to eat and not eat that it can get pretty confusing if you're trying to lose weight. Some say no carbs, others say no fat, while others yet tell you to eat cabbage soup (yuck). So, if you're trying to lose weight, whatever diet or method you may be following, make sure not to miss out on the important nutrients in the following foods.

Fall Fruits
Delicious apples, juicy pears, and others fruits may be high in sugar, but it's fructose, a natural and simple sugar that the body metabolizes quickly. Eating fruits will actually help you lose weight because they are bursting with fiver (a pear has six grams). Fiber fills you up and satiates your hunger, which prevents you from over-snacking.

Complex Carbs
While foods made with white flour (like bagels, regular pasta, and white bread) are a no-no, don't steer clear of all carbs. Complex carbs, like fruit, are high in fiber, and you don't have to eat much to feel full. During the chillier months, enjoy nutritious foods like whole wheat pasta, whole grain bread, brown rice, quinoa, and barley.

Healthy Fats
Not all fats are created equal, and while you want to avoid saturated fat-filled foods like ground beef or whipped cream, you definitely want to include heart-healthy unsaturated fats like buts, but butters, seeds, avocados, and olive oil. These foods are essential to your health; they make your skin glow and your hair shine, as well as keep your brain sharp.

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