Most people live in areas where access to food any time of the day or night is easy. The tastiest foods are the ones that are sugary and fatty. Even when people get the feeling of fullness, they continue to hog the tasty and fatty foods which are energy dense foods. Busy executives tend to eat out more as most of them do not have the time or inclination to cook a nutritious meal. Therefore they eat more processed foods and ready to eat meals. Food cooked at home is definitely healthier and more nutritious. One good practice to keep obesity at bay is to prepare and eat your meals at home and lessen your trips to the fast food joints and other eateries that you often frequent.
Taking care of food portion size is a practice that has to be developed and constantly brought to mind when you sit down to eat a meal. By eating lots and lots of food you cannot avoid becoming overweight and the weight you have gained by overeating is difficult to get rid of. Instead of concentrating on two or three dishes of large quantities, consider more variety in your meals with small portion sizes. Include more fresh salads, natural organic fruits and vegetables. Stop eating when you begin to feel just full. To avoid the overweight issue it is important to adjust your serving sizes.
Another good practice to avoid overweight is to count the calories. A diet full of fried foods, desserts, sugary soft drinks and alcohol will definitely lead to weight gain. These foods are full of calories. Most of us have desk jobs and when there is no physical activity we burn fewer calories. Avoid high calorie foods. At the start of a meal eat uncooked vegetables and fruits. This gives a feeling of fullness. Fresh uncooked foods are low in calories. Avoid using white flour, hydrogenated oils or saturated fats. These ingredients in your food pack in thousands of calories in just one meal. Bear this in mind to avoid becoming overweight.
A healthy balanced diet is the key to avoid being overweight. Plan your meals accordingly. Most special diets that are advertised are usually not helpful and do not suit many and you may be one of them. Include plenty of fiber and a fair amount of starch in your food. If you feel a need to snack, avoid the fried foods and reach out for fresh fruits. Limit fatty foods such as full cream milk and dairy products. Opt for skimmed milk instead. Use minimum of salt in your food. When you plan a meal take care to include foods that are rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, iron, and calcium. As far as possible steam, bake and grill your food instead of frying it.
One more point that needs to be stressed here is to avoid alcohol. But if there is a necessity let your consumption of alcohol remain minimal. The same should be applied to sugar soft drinks.
Practice these tips to avoid obesity and to lead a healthy life.
For further information about the consequences of overweight (or as the Danes call it konsekvenser ved overvægt) follow this useful link. You can also find some of the most effective online diet programs (in Danish online kostprogram) on this web address.