Contrary to what many people believe, losing weight and maintaining an ideal weight is not really difficult, as long as one wants it bad enough. For those who are truly determined to lose weight and to maintain the ideal weight, it is just a matter of discipline. Yes, it all boils down to discipline – the ability to control appetite, the ability to continue doing regular exercise even if it is inconvenient or tiresome.
Of course even the most disciplined individual also needs to eat and here are some of the ideal foods for those who want to eat and still maintain a sexy figure.
Cucumber is considered a negative calorie food as it contains just about 15 calories for every 100 grams. Cucumbers are cholesterol free and it does not contain saturated fats. Health and dietary experts are saying that cucumber peel is also an ideal source of dietary fiber which not only helps make people feel full, they also help people from getting constipated. Some people also believe that cucumbers help in preventing the development of colon cancers because it helps clean the intestines by flushing out the toxic compounds from the gut. One more thing about cucumbers: since cucumbers are considered as a mild diuretic due to its high water and potassium content, it actually helps people who are struggling with too much weight loss and high blood pressure.
Watermelons, just like cucumbers, are zero calorie fruits. This makes watermelon a friend to anybody who is working hard at losing weight. If you are obese and you want to much and munch and munch without feeling guilty about consuming too much calories, then better feast on watermelons!
Zucchini is another type of food that can be considered a friend to people who are watching their weight. This vegetable contains very low calories and is a very good source of dietary fiber. A hundred grams of Zucchini is only equivalent to 15 calories. It is also conserved a very versatile food vegetable because it can be prepared in so many ways without affecting the health benefits one gets from eating it. Zucchinis can be steamed, baked, and added to other vegetables for a healthy meal.
Cauliflower is very low in calories, very low that if you consume 100 grams of the fresh cauliflower sautéed simply with very little olive oil or butter, you will only consume around 30 to 35 calories. Cauliflowers are known as antioxidants and it contains a lot of vitamins. This cabbage flower is ideal for people who are watching very closely their fat and cholesterol intake as cauliflowers are proven to contain very low fat and zero cholesterol.
The bottom line on losing weight, strict discipline on exercise and good healthy diet is all you need. For a healthier diet, make sure to feast only on vegetables and fruits that are known to be good sources of vitamins and minerals yet very low in calories.