01 February 2011

Diet for the Obese

Healthy diet, regular exercise and proper nutrition are the key to beat the problem of obesity. While dieting for obesity one need to keep in mind the fact that the foods which contain fats, sugars and oils should be taken in minimal amount.


Obese should keep in mind the fact that dieting doesn't mean starving. Proper intake of food at proper time and in proper amount is what defines dieting. Minerals, carbohydrates, protein should be taken in proper proportion by both obese and normal weighed persons.

Foods to be taken

Carbohydrates can be taken in a small amount and to mention the names of a few healthy complex carbohydrates, they are:
  1. Oatmeal
  2. Whole wheat bread
  3. Brown rice
  4. Whole wheat pasta
  5. Potatoes
Protein supply can be well met by intake of the following foods:
  1. Fish
  2. Turkey
  3. Eggs but less of yolks
  4. Fat free peanut butter
  5. Fat free cottage cheese
  6. Skimmed milk
  7. Fat free yogurt
  8. Chicken
There can be no substitutes for fresh fruits and vegetables when it comes to nutrition and food values. Intake of fresh fruits and vegetables in great amount will only help one on the positive aspect without doing any harm.

Regularity and intake of Meal for Obese

Diet for obese also comprise of having meal in proper frequency and timing. One can always choose 5-6 smaller meals a day, as this process of intake of food helps the body to do the job of partitioning of nutrition in a more favorable way. Smaller meals in a duration of every three hours helps in keeping the metabolism rate higher and thus helps both in production of energy and fair distribution of nutrients in the body and destruction of calories.
A balanced diet for an obese person comprise of intake of 40% carbohydrates, 40% protein and 20% fat split. The diet chart for an obese person consists of carbohydrates, protein and fats. Obese people while trying to loose weight should primarily keep in mind that the foods should be taken in biggest proportion in the morning and in the smallest proportion for dinner.
By following the above regime one can loose much on fat and can keep themselves much healthier.

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