Thursday, October 10, 2013

Food & Diet

10 ways to lose weight while eating Nigerian Food

1.    Eat less Carbohydrate
Sample Heavy Carbohydrate Nigerian foods: Garri, yam, pounded yam, semovita, spaghetti, Rice, cornflakes, bread, cocoyam.
2. Consume less palm oil
3. Watch the salt (Maggi, Adobo etc.)
Salt in itself has little to no calories, but over-consumption of salt leads to temporary weight gain as it causes the body to retain water, giving the illusion of weight gain.
4. Watch What You Drink
(Soda/minerals)  should be avoided and remember that some "healthy" drinks contain a lot of sugar to keep customers coming back.
5. Choose Meat Wisely
6. Oven bake and oven fry (avoid deep frying)
Oven frying helps to save a bundle of calories and fat.
7. Avoid high calorie snacks (Fan Yogo, gala, lacasera, chin chin, buns, Puff puff, plantain chips)
The typical snack on the Nigeria street contains >225 calories.
8. Eat Spicy Foods
Hot peppers have been shown to raise your metabolism, but the real Benefit of peppery food is that they slow your eating. Also spicy foods requires water; by increasing your water intake you feel full faster.
9. Eat More Fiber
Fibre helps you feel full sooner and stay full longer which means less snacking and binge eating. Foods that are high in fiber includes Beans and legumes.
10. WALK WALK WALK and Exercise
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Culled from 9jafoodie.


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