Diet Tips to Lose Weight Faster
6 Essential Foods for Fast Weight Loss
Reach for High-Energy Foods
Rev your workouts and speed weight loss while satisfying your body's nutritional needs
The typical American diet is loaded with refined or simple carbohydrates such as white flours, rices, and pastas, and pastries, sodas, and other sugary foods and drinks. These carbs, which lack the fiber found in complex carbs (whole grains, fruits, and veggies), are metabolized by your body quickly. So while you may feel raring to go after eating them, that energy boost will soon be followed by a major energy slump, making it hard to give your all during your workouts.
In addition, if many of the foods you eat are metabolized quickly, you'll find yourself feeling hungry more often, which could mean more snacking and a higher calorie intake. To keep from eating back all the calories you've burned, stick to a diet based on these 6 science-backed components.
Excerpted from Walk Off Weight by Michele Stanten (Rodale, 2010). Order your copy to get the complete 8-week diet and exercise program.