EAT BALANCED MEALS: Eat a variety of foods with a balance of complex carbohydrates, proteins, and some fat. Some foods with both carbohydrates and proteins include tofu, lentils, plain baked potatoes, sesame seeds, beans, brown rice, whole grains, skinless turkey or chicken breast, and white fish. Also be sure to eat your fruits and vegetables, and if you must snack eat healthy snacks.
REDUCE FAT INTAKE: Avoid fried and greasy foods and saturated fats. Don't eat the animal fat found in butter, cream, gravies, ice cream, mayonaise, meat, rich dressings, and whole milk. Avoid white flour products, fast food resturants, and junk food.
DRINK LOTS OF FLUIDS: Drink at least 6-8 glasses of fluids per day. Water is essential for the body to function properly.
USE FIBER: Fiber is bulky and will help you fill full faster. It is also necessary to help the body regularly eliminate waste products.
AVOID SWEETS: Don't consume sodas, pastries, pies, doughnuts, candy, or products with refined sugar. Sugar activates a chemical reaction in the body that moves fat out of the bloodstream and into the fat cells.
Medical Options and Precautions
Crash Diets: These diets are not healthy and can: increase the risk of heart disease, raise cholesterol levels, damage internal organs, cause gallstones, and even cause premature death.
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