Here are a few tips that will help you to lose those first ten pounds by simply changing how you prepare your food. How you cook your food makes a difference to how healthy it is for you.
TIP #45: Instead of frying in oil or fat, try baking instead. Baking does not require all the fat and oil that frying requires and your food is not soaking in grease while it cooks.
TIP #46: Use a non-stick frying pan. Pans that are non-stick don’t require as much, if any, oil.
TIP #47: Boil or steam vegetables instead of frying them. After eating them raw, this is probably the healthiest way to eat foods like cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli and carrots.
TIP #48: Be wary of no fat and low fat food items. There are many of these food items on the market, but they are not exactly healthy. Many of these food items use some sort of chemical or carbohydrate to sweeten them so that they taste better. However, the body turns these chemicals and carbohydrates into sugar in the body, which means they are still getting turned
TIP #49: Don’t fall victim to crash diets. These are bad for you and do more harm than good in the long run. The short term results are typically that you will lose a few pounds, but once you give them up then the weight goes back on and you feel like a failure. You cannot survive on a crash diet and you eventually get to a point where you have to give it up.
TIP #50: Chew your food at least 8 to 12 times whether it is liquid food, sweets or ice cream. This adds saliva to the food that begins digestion . When food isn’t chewed properly and is just swallowed, you fill your stomach with food that isn’t ready to be digested and some of the nutrients may not be fully absorbed.
TIP #51: When you are cooking with oil, use a good Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It is more expensive than vegetable oil, but the health benefits are much better and it is worth the cost. Olive oil has been associated with a reduced risk in coronary heart disease and helps to increase the elasticity of the arterial walls which reduces the chances of heart attack and stroke.