Foods To Avoid On A Low Calorie Diet Plan

Diet commercials are always touting “Eat whatever you want and lose weight!” For most, though, that just doesn’t happen. A low calorie diet plan is essential for weight loss.

Diet commercials are always touting “Eat whatever you want and lose weight!” I hate to say it, but it’s not a realistic way to look at weight loss.

A low calorie diet plan is just that — low calorie. That means you’ll have to cut out or way back on some foods that you might have previously enjoyed. It’s hard to give it up, but you have a choice: fatty food or a great body?

It’s time to change your habits, and take on a low calorie diet plan. Foods to include are lean proteins like chicken, green veggies like spinach and whole grains like brown rice. But the list of what foods need to go is just as important, and it includes:

  1. Margarine: It might be called food, but it should be called plastic. It’s highly fattening and incredibly calorically dense as well, with 100 calories in a single tablespoon.In addition, it’s high in trans fat, which is the worst substance you can put in your body. This isn’t a type of food to include in your low calorie diet plan.
  2. French fries: You eat them with every restaurant meal, and they come with an unhealthy serving of saturated fat, trans fats and way too much salt.Rather than fries as a side, ask for a salad, fruit or anything other than French fries. (That doesn’t mean you can indulge in onion rings instead.)
  3. Processed cheese: It might look (kind of) like cheese, it might have the word “cheese” on the package, but it’s just not cheese. In fact, suppliers can’t label it as cheese, and instead have to use a phrase such as “cheese product.” Eat natural, nonfat cheese and leave this non-food at the grocery store.
  4. Whole milk: Skim milk has 86 calories and .4 grams of fat per glass, while whole milk has a staggering 160 calories and 9 grams of saturated fat per glass. Milk is an acceptable source of protein, but only if it’s skim. One percent can be consumed only occasionally.
  5. Pizza: Everyone loves a good piece of pie. Multiply that times three or four, which is what most people consume, and your program is shot.
  6. Alcohol: You can eat right all week, and then go out on the weekend and destroy it with six or seven beers. Those beers have up to 1,000 calories when combined. That’s basically half a day’s calories. There’s no nutritional value to alcohol, and it can cause someone to eat worse later in the night. Late-night order of fries, anyone? Your low calorie diet plan doesn’t need these kinds of pitfalls.
  7. Soda: This is basically America’s downfall. On average, each person in America drinks 56 gallons of soda every year. Just one can of regular soda has 153 calories — now add up how many sodas you drink per day. If soda has to be included in your program, it has to be diet.
  8. Commercial peanut butter: Peanut butter isn’t a bad choice. It’s the ingredient list that includes high-fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils that creates the problem. There should be only one ingredient in peanut butter, and that’s peanuts. It doesn’t need sugar, corn syrup or even extra salt. Read the labels on all-natural peanut butter and find one with only one ingredient.

It’s a better pick for your low calorie diet plan.…

My 130lbs weight-loss Challenge through Fitness Boxing

I have been training boxing for the past 9 months to lose weight and incredibly I lost 70 lbs of weight. I used to be 200 lbs in and in the borderline of obesity and over-weight. I spent most of my college days and early 20s over-weight because of unhealthy diet and lack of exercise. Certain health issues that I have been experiencing because of my weight led me to do something about it. I started to make a goal that by the end of 2009 I will be 130 lbs and be in the most healthy state of life.

I looked up in internet to find the best solution for my problem and found “Stop-and-Go motion” like sports will give better results than “Steady-State-Motion”. So I further did more research about Stop-and-Go Motion and discovered that almost all sports have this like Basket ball,Tennis, Badminton, and Boxing. And I have always wanted to try boxing so I enrolled to the nearest boxing gym in our place.

My training consist of Stretchings, Skip ropes, Mitts, Punching Bag, Speed ball, Double-leak ball, Ab work-out, Stretching again, and an awesome massage. This kind of training last for about 1-1 1/2 hour and I have kept doing this for about 3 times a week for 5 months. I also followed a certain diet its a low fat low carb high fiber high protein kind of diet.

My first 3 months of training and diet helped me lose 50 lbs and after that, my body started to adjust to my diet so the progress of me losing weight have gotten slower. I’ve learned that changing certain routine to your activity will help you lose weight efficiently and effectively. So added resitance training to my routine using dumbell exercise and wearing ankle weights and by that I have achieved my goal weight of 130 lbs within 7 months and now I am just maintaining my current weight.

It was a challenge but I enjoyed this kind of workout because I learned so many things in boxing. Most of the boxing trainers give you advice on what to eat and how to change it up since because most of them are former professional boxers quite good on losing and maintaining weight so their advice proves to be very very helpful. Boxing did’nt just helped me lose weight, it also gave new views in life. It developed my Self-confidence (now i’m-over-confident-close-to-cockyness lol), Self reliance, and builds me up to a better character. Camaraderie with fellow gym members is also fun because many came from all walks of life and we motivate each other to reach our common goals. Boxing gave so much and I want to give back to boxing by promoting fitness boxing to people world wide (hope so lol peace).…