It wouldn’t be an overstatement to call America’s food culture the “Fast Food Culture”. People here always seem in a hurry. The culture has made us one of the most obese counties in the world.
United States is the 12th country with the highest number of obese people, according to World Atlas. Thank God, we are not #1 this time! About one-third of the US population is either obese or overweight.
But, this certainly is a worrying figure. We live in a society where people are very much fond of foods that can be cooked easily and served quickly.
There is no denying that people nowadays are more concerned about their health. They want to lose weight, get in shape, and lead a healthy lifestyle. They are even ready to follow special diet and workout programs. But, when it comes to cook a special weight loss diet, most individuals give up.
Weight loss foods do not taste good. Cooking them, therefore, becomes an exercise most people are not very keen about. Weight loss diets are not something people enjoy. It is not the ideal or preferred food choice for many. They are on this diet because they want to lose weight. So, distractions are pretty common in this journey. It is very easy for anyone to lose motivation, and pick food that is addictive, looks and tastes good, and gets cooked and served in minutes.
And that’s what we call fast food.
By the way, this fast food is not healthy. On the contrary, it supplies an overdose of calories that goes unburned, which ultimately accentuates the accumulation of fat in your body. Apart from unwanted body fat, this culture is also a premise of many health conditions including inadequate insulin level, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and body and joint pain. There are thousands of articles on the World Wide Web underlining the side effects of fast food.
But, not all fast foods are unhealthy!
Healthy Fast Food
Yes, some fast foods are very much healthy. In fact, you can lose weight by regularizing and following these fast foods.
Well, to understand how it works, we will need to make a little change in our standpoint about fast foods. We are going to keep the original definition of fast food, i.e., the food that gets prepared and served quickly; however, the food choices will change.
This healthy fast food diet program will not exhaust you and weaken your immune system. Rather, it tastes good and keeps you motivated, in addition to offering help in weight loss.
Firstly, we need to sidestep the fast foods served at popular restaurants or sold prepacked.
Now, we have to create a list of items that do not need (much) preparation or can be eaten raw or half-cooked.
Unquestionably, this fast food diet will include a lot of fruits, vegetables, dry fruits, and whole grain bread. Animal products such as dairy, eggs and meat also have a key role in this weight loss plan.
Why I am recommending this plan is because it helped me and my friend get rid of excess belly fat. We were not like obese, but that bulk of fat around our waist looked really unattractive.
If it diluted our belly fats, it can help you too. It can do wonders in just a few weeks. We did it in about three weeks of following the diet and a few exercises suggested by Dr. Jain at Slimming Studios. We both ate and worked out together, and noticed results about at the same time.
However, I noticed the change in my belly size sooner than my friend did, due to the fact that I am a vegetarian. I avoided eggs and meats. I replaced them with more juices and dry fruits.
I am listing below all the options you can go with if you are going to follow this diet –
- Juices & water
- Black tea and coffee
- Vegetables, prefer more of green and leafy vegetables
- Dry fruits
- Whole grain bread
- Lentils & pulses
- Whipped cream
- White cheese
- Chicken egg
- Low-fat sauces, dips, dressing and spreads (you can prepare them at home as well)
Your focus should be on having wholesome and unprocessed foods. Have lots of fruits, vegetables, egg whites, and fish. Go for dry fruits and juices to calm your snacks and beverage cravings. Include different foods for different meals – this would help maintain focus.
Most importantly, do not skip your workouts. Our trainer suggested us to focus on stretching, weight lifting, crunches, and plank.
Even if you do not feel like losing weight, this completely natural diet and workout plan is surely going to help you stay fit and well always.