Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wedding Diet Food | Food for Weight Loss 2

This is Part Two in the Bridal Weight Loss Nutritional Tips Series (Foods for Weight Loss). For Part One in the series, please click here.

These tips will most helpful to brides-to-be working on losing a few pounds before their wedding day. In fact, continuing to use their bridal weight loss nutrition tips even after your wedding will ensure that you maintain your ideal weight!

6) Using Cinnamon for Bridal Weight Loss

Cinnamon not only significantly reduces one's blood glucose level and "bad" cholesterol, but it also increases one's ability to metabolize sugar. Moreover, it is high in iron and manganese - two essential components of a balanced diet.

A natural, sugar-free way of enhancing flavor would be to sprinkle cinnamon on sliced apples, oatmeal or wholegrain toast. Alternatively, you could replace cinnamon for sugar in your cappuccino, or use it to roast your beef.

7) Using Mustard for Bridal Weight Loss

Despite mustard ranking way above mayonnaise, ketchup and barbecue sauce for weight loss, it is often underused.

Mustard contains isothiocynates, which dilates blood vessels and increases levels of fat-burning hormone ephedrine. These boost your metabolism level, thus helping you burn off fats. Moreover, mustard is anti-inflammatory, meaning that it sends unhealthy fats, sugar and high fructose corn syrup away.

To incorporate into your wedding weight loss diet plan, make mustard bacon sandwiches or mix a dollop of it into your shepherd's pie.

8) Using Vinegar for Bridal Weight Loss

Vinegar slows the rate at which the stomach empties, thus controlling the rise in blood glucose and insulin after meals. Vinegar also can curb appetite. Moreover, as it contains a chemical called acetic acid - which turns on the genes that produce proteins that help the body break down fats - it can prevent fat build-up in the body.

To incorporate vinegar into your wedding weight loss diet plan, you can try adding a few tablespoons of red wine vinegar into a beef stew to tenderize the meat, or pour some balsamic vinegar into a pan of rice to make it less sticky when you serve.

9) Using Pineapple for Bridal Weight Loss

The stem and juice of pineapple contains bromelain, which helps to break down proteins and speeds up your metabolism.

It also possesses fiber, which certain studies suggest may prevent weight gain, especially around the abdomen area.

In addition, it contains vitamin C, which some say has links to increased fat metabolism. That can also mean one thing - weight loss!

One fun way to incorporate pineapples into your wedding weight loss diet plan, is to make smoothies with it! Yummy :) Pineapple can act also as a substitute for high-calorie sweets: they soothe sugar cravings, but are low in calories.

10) Using Black Pepper for Bridal Weight Loss

Black Pepper not only alleviates heartburn symptoms and indigestion, but also culls away the fats.

Piperine, found in black pepper, stimulates receptors in the brain and nervous system, allowing for more energy to be dissipated when digesting food and for more calories to be burnt off.

Freshly ground black pepper seems to have the most concentrated amounts of piperine so try to consume them as often as you can.

To incorporate black pepper into your wedding weight loss diet plan, you can spice up a chocolate brownie mixture with a couple of grinds of peppercorn.

Or add more pepper to your soup or salad the next time you consume them.

This is Part Two in the Bridal Weight Loss Nutritional Tips Series (Foods for Weight Loss). For Part One in the series, please click here.



Blogger Mairaine said...

It is definitely difficult to lose weight fast. I hope these tips will work. Thanks!

November 27, 2011 at 2:43 AM  

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