Seven ‘Unhealthy’ Foods That Are Actually Not That Bad After All

Nowadays, there are many rules regarding how to lose weight. From exercise to supplements to eating healthy foods and the list goes on. Are there really list of foods that seems so taboo when it comes to weight loss? According to some nutritionist, there are some ‘unhealthy’ foods that are actually good for you. Sounds too good to be true for me! Below are the lists of foods that you can now enjoy despite on the verge of trying to losing weight.
Red Meat
Yes! Red meat is stuffed with protein, iron, vitamin B12 and zinc. Take note, not all red meats are good. Your key is to pick the right kind of red meat. Remember, grass-fed beef is lesser in saturated fat and has more Omega 3 than traditional beef.

Potatoes
Who doesn’t love potatoes? Potatoes have 20g of carbs (per serve) comparing to the usual pasta or rice. Potatoes are famously known for its carbohydrates and nutrients, plus vitamins C, B-6, folate, and fiber. I would recommend mixing the potatoes with garlic, herbs, and pepper and bake it in the oven until it is lenient.

Avocados
We might have heard a lot of negative comments about avocados when it comes to weight loss foods. It is true that avocados contain high fat content in it, however these are actually monounsaturated fat! Added to that, avocados contain 20 different types of vitamins plus lutein for your vision. Therefore, worry no more! Go ahead and eat it.

Pizza
I can’t believe this! In reality, pizza is packed with nutrients especially if it is a home-cooked pizza. I would suggest you fill it up with peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, and broccoli, plus low-fat mozzarella cheese and another add-on like dried up herbs.

Coffee
This is good news for coffee lovers out there. According to Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD. Health’s nutrition editor, you morning coffee contains antioxidants which is why most coffee drinkers have lower chances of getting diabetes type 2. Now, you can enjoy your coffee every morning with peace of mind without even feeling guilty to your health.

Eggs
Although some people may claimed that eggs are put in the ‘unhealthy’ food list, here’s what you need to know about eggs. The truth is eggs are weight-loss food and according to study people who ate eggs for breakfast lost 65% more weight than those who doesn’t. For better results, buy organic eggs because those chickens are all-vegetarian diet and healthier comparing to commercialized chickens that has been injected with artificial hormones and antibiotics.

Doughnut
It is undeniable that doughnuts are sweet and can be a threat to your health. But bear in mind that you can eat anything as long as you know how to balance it. Infrequent sweet is also good for you, in case you don’t know, sweet is the food for the brain. Eat moderately because too much of something is bad enough.

So, these are the lists of ‘unhealthy’ that are actually not that bad, as long as a person knows how to balance their diet. You can now enjoy these foods without even have to limit yourself.

Best Ways to Be Inspired During the Process of Weight Loss

We all know, losing weight is a very tiresome process to many of us. It requires us to change everything, from our eating habit to our lifestyle. It is not an easy thing to do, especially when you love food. However, you are not alone. There are plenty of ways to keep the inspiration going by reading about other people’s successful stories of weight loss or surrounds yourself with like-minded people. I have listed some of the best ways you can apply in order to keep yourself focus on your goals.
Be Creative.
Although this may take a bit f effort, nevertheless this is totally worth it. Think of going for a dance class you have been dreaming of, a long walk on the seashore or in the mall, and hey what about trying out the Wii – video game that involving body movement. These activities keep you physically and mentally active and at the same time interesting. At least it can keep you away from boredom.
Maintain Physical Endurance.
Physical endurance can help a lot, from your metabolism, blood circulation, better body function etc. This will help you lessen the chances of getting diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and other types of related illnesses. When you feel healthy, you will know what you are doing is right and that makes you motivated to keep on going during the process of weight loss.
Be Happy.
This may sound cliché to you but believe me or not this is what you need to keep yourself inspired. According to Dr.Tal Ben Shahar, Science of Happiness, people who exercise at least 3 times a week upturns their total happiness than those who do not exercise. Maybe you should start getting a walk outside and enjoy the sun.
“Early Bird Gets the Worm.”
Who said they don’t? Well, they do! Waking up early in the morning is important because it helps you being more dynamic throughout the day. Do not forget to do some exercise in the morning, may it be running or walking, because this will help you balancing your energy and make you focus the whole day. I bet you are going to feel better and inspired than waking up late every day.
Socialize.
One of the most important thing to get inspired (for me) is to socialize with your family and friends and spend some quality time with them. Put your cellphones, laptops and other gadgets down. Keep your work stuff away for a moment and enjoy your time being with the people you care. Doing such activity will greatly help you stay inspired and focused toward your goal. And they are there to encourage you as well. Build relationships and make memories.
Are You Up for Some Sports?
If you aren’t, then maybe you want to consider some indoor activities like Zumba, yoga, pilates, indoor wall climbing etc. These activities are not only fun but keep you in shape while sweating your calories out from your body. If you surround yourself with healthy people, you will be more inspired to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Avoid Staying Up Too Late.
People who stayed up late are usually depressed and unhappy with their life. You don’t want to spend your restless night overthinking and overeating, don’t you? That is why having a good indoor or outdoor physical activity helps you to sleep better at night.
Do not forget to weigh yourself every week and see changes that are taking place and record the result. You will be surprised to see how you have improved from the last week. If you don’t, then perhaps you need to exert more effort to it. Good luck!