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Friends and diet

We are often told to refrain from “this” and abstain from “that” when on a diet, because everything is suddenly very “bad” for your hopefully shrinking waistline.


In a desperate attempt to lose weight we are deprived of the foods we are so used to and the nutrient it provides, leaving us with a very limited selection of food which within in a very short period of time leaves you feeling as though you have a caged lion roaring in your stomach. And we all know what happens after that. You attack any food that comes your way. Believe or not, stomach hunger is less threating than letting your brain starve. The main reason of an unsuccessful diet comes from the feeling of deprivation.
The best form of diet is a diet which has minimal “prohibited foods”. However, there are a number of popular diets including “good” and “bad” foods, which seems unrealistic. Keep away from the diets with long list of prohibited nutrition. The rule for happiness: balanced diet, keeping fit and healthy lifestyle.
BREAD We’ve all heard it, “the whiter the bread the quicker you’re dead” which holds true.

white bread is certainly bad for you, it is recommended to eat whole-grain bread in your meals. If you start your day eating a few slices, your brain will release the feeling of fullness, turning off your appetite. Alternatively, 20 gram bulgur wheat or 30 gram pasta equals to one slice of bread. Wholegrain bread helps to control your appetite, reduce waist-line and visceral fat. Besides, it is also against attention deficit. Eating bread will have a positive impact on a healthy skin and anti-aging.

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PASTA The misconception that pasta will make you fat, is just that, a misconception. Anything out of moderation is harmful. Pasta is a filling dish that should be consumed practically and with less sauce especially when it comes to a cream base. Whole-grain pasta is preferable to stay full for a long time. 80 gram pasta is advisable for cooking one portion. You may service your dish with a sauce of seasonal vegetables and olive oil along with fat-free yoğurt or cheese. However a diet with NO bread is unrealistic and beyond challenging for those who love their carbohydrates.

POTATO Notorious as source for chips, the potato is betrayed by the oil in which it is often deep fried. The cocoamine compounds in potato reduce blood pressure when consumed in a proper manner. It is essential for your cardiovascular system. Loaded with rich carbohydrates, 100 gram potato equals to the calorie of one slice of bread. Roasted potatoes can accompany your main dishes.

Carrots are not only a rather happy colored vegetable it is also a good source of vitamin A which assists the liver in flushing out toxins and reducing bile from the body. Essential in your diet, carrots prevent cancer, acts as an anti-ageing agent leaving you with rejuvenated, glowing skin. 100 gram which is the recommended daily intake is equivalent to 48 calorie and average of 100 gram fruit.

Bean can create miracles in your daily dietary. Compared to other vegetables, beans have higher calories. Yet still, they are against colorectal cancer, indigestion and constipation. You may consume bean to reduce high-level cholesterol and to think positively. However, it is not recommended to cook beans with potato, carrot, but rather broccoli or cauliflower. Beans are rich in protein, fiber and starch.

Egg is the breakfast staple around the world for good reason. It is a storehouse of vital nutrients, making eggs an integral part of a healthy diet. Two eggs are equivalent to 100 grams of meat. Containing important nutrients such as iron and protein, the egg is an important building block for the muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. The body uses protein to build and repair tissues as well as making enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals.