Low Fat Diet Weight Loss For Women
by Lynn VanDyke

Weight loss and low fat diets have been hot topics for the past few decades...

Most people understand that the best results when they diet come about from a lower intake of fatty foods. For this reason, weight loss and low fat diets are a good way to reduce the pounds that you are carrying around.

Before you begin any weight loss and low fat diet you should first see your doctor and make sure that all is well. You will need to tell your doctor about the plan that you are thinking of using. He or she may have some guidance for you that will be helpful as you go through the program of choice.

Your doctor will certainly need to be consulted if you have any health issues such as diabetes or a past history of heart problems. You should never change your dietary habits without first consulting with your doctor. Doing so can have severe repercussions.

Using a weight loss and low fat diet plan requires that you find the plan that is best suited to your needs. This may sound like common sense but you might be surprised at how many people fail to do this task.

An ideal plan will include:

  • More fruits and vegetables - at least 5 to 9 servings per day
  • More whole grain breads and pastas
  • Lean cuts of meat
  • Low fat dairy products
  • Fewer processed foods

But choosing low fat doesn't mean that you should choose non-fat every time. Many processed foods that are 'non-fat' are actually filled with sugar and that's just as damaging to your diet as fat. Non-fat foods can also leave you feeling hungrier, so limit these choices.

Making Your Favorite Meals Low-Fat

What's great about weight loss and low fat food programs is that you don't necessarily have to change your entire life. It just means you need to make substitutions to your diet that will help you reduce fat, but not flavor.

Try using applesauce as a replacement for oils in your baking, for example. Or you can use two egg whites (fat free) for an egg that's called for in a recipe. You can also reduce the amount of butter in your dishes and not notice any difference in flavor.

With weight loss and low fat menu options, you will be able to step into a slimmer new you.

About the author: Lynn VanDyke is an elite fitness trainer, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Fitness Nutritionist and sports nutritionist dedicated to helping you achieve your fat loss goals.