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Healthy Foods to Lose Weight

Forget the diets that tell you to eliminate entire food groups or that tell you to eat only one thing every single day. Those plans do not work for a number of reasons. You only need to rely on healthy foods to lose weight, and no gimmicks. Gimmicks and tricks do not work. Fad diets and crazy plans do not work. Using healthy foods to lose weight does work.

There are only a few rules for using healthy foods to lose weight. Food that is as close to natural is generally what you should be basing your healthy food menu on. It is next to impossible to get fat eating fruits and vegetables after all.

Learn the "healthy version" of every food and what is the best or top choice in every good group. Learn how to serve these foods in more than one way so you don't get bored with them. For example, the blueberry, one of the best healthy foods to lose weight with, can be eaten as is, frozen, served in a smoothie or mixed with other berries. It can be tossed on top of yogurt for a dessert or on top of a salad as an interesting addition to a common side dish item.

There are so many fruits and vegetables in the world that we may have never heard of before, and while there are other foods that we may not be as familiar with, some are healthy foods we can use to lose weight. Look for foods that you may not know at farmer's markets, ethnic stores and other locations. While you are there, ask advice about choosing the best one and how to serve it for the best flavor. At some places, the seller might be interested in showing you how to make these items and may even give you a sample.

Recently, a number of articles were released that told people that the days of eating dried veggies are over and done with. Thankfully, it was discovered that a number of the vitamins and minerals in these foods are better absorbed by the body when they are accompanied by some healthy fats. The best tip then was to cook your veggies lightly in healthy fats such as olive oil for the best absorption of the vitamins and minerals.

There are other healthy foods to lose weight with including protein foods such as nuts, dairy foods and lean meats. Some varieties of fish give not only lean protein but healthy fats and Omega 3 fatty acids as well. The trick with these foods is not just in knowing which are good to eat and which are not but in knowing the proper portion size for your healthy diet. Nuts, for instance are high in calories, so it only takes a small amount for the proper serving size.

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