What To Eat At Night For Weight Loss

Dr Vivek Baliga General

Making a healthy dinner choice can be the perfect way to end the day when you are committed to the weight loss journey.

While most of us may be eager to kick-start our healthy eating habits for attaining our weight goals, by the end of the day, we tend to eat whatever is most conveniently available for dinner. This tendency could hinder your weight loss program.

The diet plan you follow remains the key to your healthy lifestyle goals.

While it is true that the quantity of food eaten should be monitored closely per your goals, but you must not resort to starving yourself and ultimately introducing a sense of frustration.

There are many healthy and fulfilling options that can be a part of your daily meals. Here are a few tips for dinner that will complement your weight loss journey:

Pack On The Vegetables

Vegetables are not just a cheaper option but are also the most nutritious route to weight loss.

Why?

Because of the well-known fact that vegetables are low on calories and high on fibre and nutrients.

As a thumb rule, you can do two things to help your weight loss along:

a. Fill half of your dinner plate with vegetables

b. Keep the contents of the dinner plate as colourful as possible

This will ensure that you eat the right amount and a variety of vegetables. Some healthy veggie options can be spinach, kale, tomatoes, broccoli and sweet potatoes. Season them with herbs and spices for enhancing the taste.

More Of The Beans

Beans are a rich source of minerals such as magnesium, zinc and iron. They also provide proteins, which makes them the perfect dinner option for weight loss.

You can cook your beans in canola or olive oil to keep the calories as low as possible. Adding them to soups is also a great option.

Include Healthy Fats In Your Meals

When it comes to losing weight, you should know the basics about the fats you consume.

In the simplest terms, trans fats and saturated fats will certainly not help you lose those extra pounds. This means you must avoid food items such as margarine, palm oil, animal products and meat.

When planning your dinner, be aware of the fats you will be eating. Include food sources that give you healthier fats, such as polyunsaturated and monosaturated fats.

These can be found in vegetables and fish (salmon and mackerel). Other sources of healthy fats can be avocados and olive oil.

Did you know that these fats can help lower your risk of heart attacks and some forms of cancer?

It is extremely important to know that weight loss is a combination of healthy practices such as good diet and routine exercise. Your focus in terms of diet should be on:

  1. Whole grains
  2. Vegetables
  3. Fruits
  4. Healthy fats

With these simple health facts in mind, you can achieve your weight goals gradually.

Of course, if you are really struggling, as your physician for any replacement supplements that help in weight loss.

Dr Vivek Baliga
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Dr Vivek Baliga

Dr Vivek Baliga is a consultant physician with an interest in the management of diabetes and heart failure. He is the author of multiple health articles on this site and his blog 'HeartSense' (http://heartsense.in). In his spare time, he enjoys web designing and spending time with his family.

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