Healthy Weight Loss Tips – 6 Healthy Food Groups to Choose For Meals

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All weight loss tips are not equal. You need to lose weight in a healthy way. To do so, you need to choose healthy foods for your meals (including your breakfast, lunch and dinner). This article will show you the 6 healthy food groups that you can choose from for each meal. For the next time, when you are preparing the meal, please refer to the lists above to help you easily choose to healthy foods. Even if your meals are made from healthy foods; you need to consume it in the right proportion and within you calories limits.

Food Group 1: Complex Fibrous Carbohydrates

Here are some examples of complex fibrous carbohydrates:

Asparagus
Broccoli
Brussel sprouts
Cauliflower
Green beans
Collard greens
Cucumber
Kale
Lettuce
Okra
Mushrooms
Peas
Pepper (green or red)
Salads
Spinach
Squash
Tomatoes, pasta sauce, salsa
Zucchini

Food Group 2: Complex Starchy Carbohydrates

Here are some examples of complex starchy carbohydrates:

Barley
Beans
Brown Rice
Carrots
Cream of rice
Cream of wheat
Cream of rye
Oat bran
Lentils
Legumes
Multi-grain
Oatmeal
Potatoes (white, red)
Yams or sweet potatoes
100% whole wheat
100% whole wheat bread
100% whole grain dry cereals
100% whole grain pasta
100% whole grain products

Food Group 3: Natural Simple Carbohydrates (Fruit)

Here are some examples of natural simple carbohydrates:

Apples
Bananas
Berries
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Grapes
Grapefruit
Jelly (all fruit)
Nectarines
Plums
Oranges
Peaches
Pears
Raspberries
Unsweetened applesauce

Food Group 4: Lean Proteins

Here are some examples of lean proteins:

Chicken breast (skinless)
Egg whites (one yolk for every six whites)
Fish (cod, flounder, haddock, orange roughy, salmon, tuna etc.)
Lean red meat (extra lean sirloin, flank steak, round steak)
Low or non fat dairy products (cheese, cottage cheese, milk, yogurt, etc.)
Shellfish (lobster, shrimp, clams, etc.)
Turkey breast (skinless)

Food Group 5: Dairy Products (1% low fat, skim, or non fat)

Here are some examples of dairy products:

Cheese
Cottage cheese
Milk
Yogurt

(Note: Choose only the 1% low fat, skim, or non fat for your meal.)

Food Group 6: Fats (good)

Here are some examples of good fats:

Canola oil
Fish fat
Flaxseed oil
Natural peanut butter
Nuts
Olives
Olive oil
Seeds

Conclusion

For the next time, when you are preparing the meal, please refer to the lists above to help you easily choose to healthy foods.

Even if your meals are made from healthy foods; you need to consume it in the right proportion and within you calories limits.

 

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