Your relationship with food and your food choices govern whether you are overweight or not. Food is fuel for your body and you only need to consume enough energy to do your daily tasks. Any unused energy is stored as fat.
You don't need to go on a diet to start losing weight you need to wise up and start eating smart.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it kick starts your metabolism and sets you up with the energy to start your day. However, if your breakfast is usually a bowl of high sugar cereal with full fat milk or a take-away egg, cheese and bacon sandwich you need to do a rethink.
High sugar cereals and full fat milk simply provide a high calorie high fat start to your day and a takeaway egg, cheese and bacon sandwich will set you back 500 calories and a whole 30 grams of fat. That's 10 grams more fat than a woman should eat in a whole day!
Lose pounds the simple and smart way by making better choices, get into the routine of planning your breakfast to deliver fewer calories and fat and more nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Try one poached egg (44 calories and 3g of fat), two slices of brown toast (100 calories, 1g of fat) and one teaspoon of reduced fat spread (110 calories, 2g of fat).
If you simply must order fast food first thing in the morning, skip the cheese and meat on your breakfast sandwich and save around 200 calories and 18g of fat. Order skimmed milk or orange juice and your breakfast now is not only lower in fat, but contains more healthy vitamins and minerals.
Concentrate on cereals that are high in fiber, not sugar. They'll make you feel fuller for longer than sweetened ones. Choose a high-fiber, low-sugar cereal that's packed with vitamins, and top with skimmed or semi-skimmed milk. You won't even need to take a multivitamin supplement if you choose a fruit and fibre powerhouse like this:
1 medium bowl of muesli, skimmed milk and one apple gives you 211 calories, 2 grams of fat and 4 grams of fiber.
If you're a protein person and you like a traditional breakfast of bacon and eggs, beware of the fat and calories these meals knock up:
Two rashers of streaky bacon, one fried egg, one fried tomato and one slice of toast with butter gives you 370 calories and 23g of fat.
One poached egg, two grilled pork sausages, one portion of baked beans and one slice of buttered toast contains 379 calories and 22g fat.
To lose pounds every week you need to think smart and find equally filling alternatives. Try the following breakfast choices which are lower in fat and higher in fiber:
Porridge (113 calories, 2.2g of fat) topped with blueberries (20 calories, less than 1g fat) and one glass of orange juice (45 calories, no fat)
Bagel (190 calories, 1.3g of fat) with light cream cheese (53 calories, 4.5g of fat) and pineapple (25 calories, no fat)
Strawberries (24 calories, no fat) topped with reduced fat yoghurt (106 calories, less than 1g of fat).
The same applies to lunches, to lose pounds without having to go on a diet you need to make better choices.
If you nip into your local burger bar and order a whopper and regular fries you are actually getting 45 grams of fat and a whopping 944 calories. If you then add 1 small milkshake you will add another 15 grams of fat and 400 calories.
Fast food may be convenient but this meal will set you back 60 grams of fat and 1344 calories. That's 3 times more fat than a woman should eat in a whole day and you'd have to walk 36 miles to work off this meal!
It all comes down to food choices. Not all fast food is unhealthy and burger bars also provide healthy alternatives for people smart enough to order them.
A warm flame grilled chicken salad comes with 3 grams of fat and only 154 calories, add 1 glass of orange juice with no fat and 45 calories and you have less than 200 calories for the whole meal compared with 1344 calories for the whopper, fries and milkshake. So, by eating smart, you will save yourself 1144 calories just on lunch.
Finding less fattening alternatives is not difficult, you just have to rethink the type of food you eat and you might even find you end up eating more by choosing healthier options. And because your food choices are low in fat you will lose pounds every week without spending money on diet pills or going on a diet.
If you're not losing weight, you're doing something wrong because anyone can lose pounds quickly and easily with fat burning foods.
If you would like more nutrition secrets, tips and advice on weight loss, fat burning foods and fitness visit Elaine Woosey's website [http://Beauty-Secrets4U.com]
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Elaine_Woosey