Low Fat Diet UK
A lot has been told and read about Low fat diet but you still find that people are a little confused about what food to eat and what food to avoid. A low fat diet can greatly help you to lose weight and it can also lower your cholesterol levels.
ForLow fat diet UK, where people are fond of red meat, wine, beer, crisps and milk products. Fish and chips are patent UK breakfast, but for a low fat diet you need to just subtract the chips as fish is healthy and contains vital proteins. All white fish as long as they are not tinned in oil are healthy you just need to avoid shell fish and caviar big time.
As for the cereal its best that you eat whole wheat bread, oats porridge, and avoid white rice, white bread, biscuits etc, Basically avoid all white and add brown in your diet like brown rice, brown bread, wheat pasta, whole wheat biscuits etc. Croissant, cake, pastries and puddings should be completely avoided. Lean meat like chicken and turkey breast is healthy, but you should completely avoid sausages, duck, goose, lamb etc.
Fruits and vegetables are low in calories and can be eaten row or boiled, or in the form of stew or soup any number of time. Wafers, olives, almonds, cashews, hazelnut should be avoided in a low fat diet. As for milk and eggs, skimmed milk is the best, low fat spread, and yogurt should be used, cottage cheese should replace parmesan cheese, and consume only egg white. Packet soups contain a lot of preservatives and should be avoided, Tea, coffee and juice can be had in moderation. Say a complete no to aerated drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Basically if you want to lose weight you need to create a calorie deficit as compared to your general routine and this can be done by eating less calories per day and also by exercising. High fibre food will add bulk to your food and make you feel full. Processed and junk food have to be avoided, sweets and savouries are a complete no in such diets.
All fats are not bad; you need some amount of fat in your diet to maintain a balanced diet. Saturated fats found in butter, full cream, meat etc should be avoided. Trans fat or hydrogenated vegetable oils are used in junk food like crisps, cakes etc and should be completely avoided. It’s this saturated fat and Transfat that contribute to weight gain. The unsaturated fats are found in nuts and fruits olive oil and sunflower oil. These fats are beneficial and don’t raise your cholesterol level. These can be divided as monounsaturated fats like olive oil; poly unsaturated fats like sunflower oil and finally omega 3fatty acids which improve heart functioning and is also essential in development and maintenance of brain.
It is important that you read the food label and also the nutritive values whenever you purchase an edible product. Always buy products which contain unsaturated fat. Calories are also given and hence its best that you read the food label well before purchasing any food product.