Achieving any therapeutic goal successfully involves consuming weight management balanced diet, which includes all food groups in required amounts all through the day.
Carbs are good; they are found in every food except meats and oils. Whatever the total calories for the day 60%should be supplied from carbs, because in addition to calories carb rich foods also give;
Fibers, the insoluble part of foods that have major health benefits
They have a protein sparing action thereby giving rest to the system
Whole grain cereals are good sources of important vitamins like B1,B6, nicotinic acid
Fats are essential for important body functions: 20% of total calories should come from fats, both visible and invisible.
Fats are a concentrated source of energy.
It imparts palatability to a diet
It slows food emptying from the stomach helping with satiety
Presence of fat is important for the absorption of vitamins like VIT-A, Carotene.
Proteins are vital for the body:
They build our muscle, tissues, and body fluids like blood.
They supply the body building material
As antibodies they help the body fight against infections
Exercise is important and when implemented together with a good diet makes a perfect duo for weight reduction and maintenance. In addition exercise improves metabolism reduces the risk of CVD, osteoporosis and diabetes
Water should be taken in plenty.
There are some very simple things you can do every day to make sticking to your diet easier: