According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 60 million adults are obese in the United States. This staggering statistic is mainly due partly to lack of nutrition that the average American diet contains. Proper nutrition is very important for the average person but more importantly for individuals who want to lose weight
Avoid saturated fats.
According to the American Heart Association saturated fat intake should be limited to 7% of total daily calories and can contribute to high cholesterol levels. Diets that are high in saturated fats are a leading cause of obesity in the United States. Diets high in saturated fat also significantly increased risk of coronary heart disease. To develop better nutrition try to avoid saturated fats.
Fast food has an abnormally high amount of saturated fat and should be avoided at all costs. For example a double cheeseburger from McDonald’s 11 grams of saturated fat and a Double Whopper from Burger King has 19 grams of saturated fat.
According to the Mayo Clinic individuals should consume two liters of water per day to be fully hydrated. A great way to stay hydrated is to drink eight glasses of water a day which measures eight grams each. If you exercise then it is even more important for the body to be fully hydrated because your body can lose huge amounts of water during training. If your urine is clear then you know your body is fully hydrated. But if your urine is dark yellow — then you need to drink significantly more water to moisten your body.
Take a multivitamin
Get an adequate amount of vitamins and minerals can be done through food alone. However multivitamins are a great way to ensure you get the vitamins and minerals you need. According to the Mayo Clinic affordable multivitamins are as good as the expensive brands. You might want to take a daily multivitamin because there are different types designed for sex and age.
Get Your Protein
According to The Journal of Nutrition the individual consumer 0.75 grams of protein for every pound of body weight that they have per day. For example a 200-kilo person needs to consume 150 grams of protein per day to stay healthy. Chicken lean meat and fish are all good sources of protein. If you do not get enough protein from natural sources you might consider taking a protein supplement.