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Micronutrients and Weight Loss

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It is a common sight to see a man with a large belly or an obese lady buying food in a supermarket. If you peep into their shopping cart, you will find a lot of dairy products Milk cheese, and butter.

Another item of major concern in the shopping card would be processed meats. This category of folk finds it very hard to give up these dietary habits that are harmful to the body and result in high cholesterol and cardiac problems.

Switching from a diet high in dairy foods to one that is high in micronutrients is an extremely difficult process unless you are very determined to make the change. It is also relevant to gather information about how people cook their food. Instead of steaming or boiling you would find that a lot of their food is fried and also carry a large portion of cheese and ketchup.

A weight loss program does not mean that one has to starve. You could indulge in your favourite cheese and meat products. It is recommended that you gradually reduce these food items in your diet. If you starve, it would require a greater quantity of food when you finally eat bringing you back to square one.

Dietitians are employed in hospitals at a very high cost, and their job is to coordinate with the kitchen and ensure that a patient is given wholesome food with the requisite nutrients. They recommend a diet that is rich in Micronutrients, which are vegetables and nuts. It is a known fact that colour should be the guideline when choosing vegetables. For instance dark green leafy vegetables, purple Beetroots and orange carrots along with Broccoli are considered to be dietary items that should be included in your meals.

It is also necessary that you don’t overcook these veggies as the content of nutrition reduces with overdone vegetables.

Nuts are another source of food items that are high in minerals and have no cholesterol or saturated fats.Almonds, Cashew, Hazel, Walnut and Pistachio are excellent sources of minerals and vitamins. They have a high content of Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, and Calcium along with vitamins.

The approach to weight loss would be to keep your diet as it is and gradually reduce the meats and dairy products. You should then substitute the diet with micronutrients in a gradual process. When you consume Micronutrients, the hunger pangs are controlled, and you done crave for fast food with liberal toppings of cheese or cream.…

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