1. Trim the fat.
This one might seem obvious but always choose lean cuts of meat and trim off any fat before cooking – including removing chicken skin from chicken. While I’m on the subject of chicken remember the dark meat contains higher levels of fat than the white meat.
2. Ban cooking oil.
When preparing your food try to avoid cooking it in unneccessary saturated fats and oils. Better ways to cook include grilling, steaming, poaching, and baking – avoid frying.
3. Find friendly fats.
Adding good fats to your meals can aid weight loss. The best sources come from flax seed oil, olive oil, avocado, nuts, and seeds. Remember heating will damage their health properties so add to food only after it’s cooked.
4. Select wholegrains.
Instead of refined ingredients choose wholegrain options. Use wholewheat flour, oats, and brown rice. For pasta track down a wholemeal version (these are usually found in the organic food section at the supermarket).