You should eat the "common" healthy stuff: fruits and veggies! Instead of eating chips while watching TV, maybe you could eat carrot sticks or something like that. Popcorn, i hear, ISN'T junk (as long as it's not covered in butter and salt). The popcorn itself is healthy, so you can eat that too. Oatmeal is good, eat some cereal and drink some milk. Eat salad, but go easy on the dressing if you're watching your weight.
Junk food is known to have certain key ingredients -- sugar, fat, salt & refined grains -- and lacks many of the nutrients we need for good health. But we like the taste, convenience and the price. These are the characteristics of junk food that we like. So if you want to change your diet, replace them and other foods with foods that are low fat, low salt, and low sugar and are made from whole grains. I'd recommend making these changes gradually because if you go cold turkey, your chances of going back to junk food will be greater than if you change gradually.
For example, if you like those fried apple pies at some of the fast food restaurants, try eating an apple, cinnamon applesauce instead or another apple dessert. If you like Hamburgers, stay away from the 1,000+ calorie burgers like the six dollar burgers (some of these burgers has as much as 62 grams of fat or about 560 calories from the wrong kind of fat). Get a regular burger for 300 - 500 calories and add extra lettuce and tomatoes on your burger. The worst part of a burger is actually the bun, the white bread. Try it with a whole wheat bun or even without the bun.
If you like French fries, don't get the large order but get the kids or the small size. Instead of getting soda, get milk, juice or water. And if you eat salads at fast food restaurants, cut the dressing, sour cream and other fatty toppings in half. If it is chicken, eat boiled, broiled or baked chicken instead of fried chicken or take the skin off. Choose fruit-based desserts instead of cheese cakes, pastries and other high fatty desserts. Then add fruit or vegetable snacks instead of cookies, chocolate, or candy to your diet. These are ways you can gradually make changes until you can let these "junk foods" go completely.
Remember the big three that make things taste so good: "fat, sugar and salt." Then start reading labels before you buy your foods. If fat, sugar or salt are at the top of the list in the ingredients then it's high, but the lower down it is the less it is. Eat more fruits (natural sugars), veggies (lot of greens to clean out your colon), grains, and dairy products such as eggs, milk, cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt (great for you).
Eat fish, poultry and meats (women don't need more than 3 1/2 ounces of meat at each meal and men can have 6 1/2 - 8 ounces of meat). If you can afford it buy free-range chicken, beef and eggs (this means the person raising the chicken, beef have grain-fed them and they have no hormones in them. I eat it all the time and noticed I feel much better. I wasn't told to do this, but used my common sense). Yams are also great in a woman's diet and are well-known for natural estrogen which all women can use (helps with PMS and perimenopause, menopause) as do bananas, which although fattening are loaded with potassium.
Exercise is a must and it can be as simple as fast walking, jogging, biking with a friend through trails or if in the city finding a more secluded park area to bike ride (but go with a buddy) and also those precious 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water a day which flushes out fat and toxins. If it's a hot day or you are really exercising and perspiring a great deal you may need to drink more than 8 glasses of water a day. If you are one of those people that don't perspire properly to cool yourself off take a "mist bottle" of tepid water with you and spray yourself and this will cool your body down. Pomegranate juice and Cranberry juice are loaded with antioxidants that are excellent for you.
Keep it simple at first as one of the other posters mentioned. Instead of all that sugar and salt use herbs, garlic, onions. When ordering out at a restaurant ask for your mayonnaise, ketchup on the side (or other sauces) and when in doubt order smaller portions or salads (dressing on the side) with seafood, chicken, beef, etc. Learn to reward yourself by buying yourself new clothes or something you like. Also I use have one night of the weekend I called "a piggy night" where I would perhaps have some unsalted chips with dip (and sometimes the dip had fat in it) or a piece of pie with ice cream. The next day I was back on my diet. For every pound you lose look at a pound of butter! That's a lot of fat to lose so don't get discouraged.
The dietary guidelines suggest eating Green Vegetables, orange vegetables,dry beans and peas.
The kinds of food allowed in sonoma diet are fresh fruits, fiber rich foods and virgin olive oil for healthy fats. Processed sugary foods are a big no-no.
There are many kinds of foods that are eaten when following a low cholesterol diet plan. Examples of foods that are eaten when following a low cholesterol diet plan includes fruits, vegetables, and tofu.
I guess because an omnivore eats both kinds of foods...you go on a diet eating any kind of foods?? An omnivore diet consists of both meat and vegetables.
Carbs and Fats ex breads, cakes, beef, butter
for a healthy diet, you should try to choose foods that are very low in sugar.
This diet is appropriate for teenagers with diebetes. It divides types of foods into categories, and provides how much of each category should be in eaten in a day. There is also a "foods to avoid" category. More information is available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diabetes-diet/DA00077
Some healthy foods that you can eat to keep your heart healty is fruits and vegestables. If you avoid foods high in fat, that will also help to keep your heart healthy.
Their are no particular foods to eat if you are a certain blood type. The most important thing is to eat a healthy diet in general resulting in healthy blood.
The diabetic exchange diet is a helpful meal planner that divides the foods into six ways: starch/bread, meat, milk, vegetable, fruit, and fat. An easy diet that is based on high nutritional value.
There are all kinds of diet shops on the internet, but most diet foods can be bought from your local store. Diet recipes are typically more useful and cost efficient.
All packaged foods have the sodium content printed on the nutrition facts. If you are worried about other kinds of organic foods, consider buying a diet book about sodium (there are many) and this will help you get the right sodium in your diet.
Fattening foods, sweets, and chips or junk foods...
According to the same article information on wikipedia as above, it says that a blood type O should eat a "higher protein diet". Foods such as nuts and meats are good for such a diet.
You should avoid spicy foods and foods that trigger your reflux. I would recommend a diet full of vegetables and fruits.
The best foods for a low fat, low cholesterol diet are fruits and vegetables of all kinds. Grain products such as bread and pasta are good as long as they are whole grains. Protein should be obtained from lean meats.
All of the foods that are good to eat while on the gluten free diet, are foods such as cereal, grains, flours, plants and seeds. All of these help your body remain healthy even without foods that do have gluten.
The diet based on blood types is called the Blood Type Diet and is supported by Dr. Peter D'Adamo. His website is http://www.dadamo.com/, and contains all kinds of information about the foods that should and should not be eaten by people of various blood types.
The heartburn diet is a diet that lists the foods you should eat and the foods you should avoid if you have trouble with acid reflux/heartburn. An example of some foods you would eat on this diet are: Apples, Bananas, Carrots, Egg Whites. You can read more on this diet here : http://heartburn.about.com/cs/dietfood/a/heartburnfoods1.htm
A arthritis gout diet is a diet that helps relieve the swelling and pain of arthritis gout. It gives you foods that are helpful and foods you should avoid.
Some of the foods on the franch diet are dietry meats, eggs, vegetables, herbs, fruits, rye bread and much more. The french diet has a good list source for the foods you should eat on there diet which all seems to be great foods.
Some great diet foods would be avocados, blueberries, spinach, whole grains and legumes. Healthy foods should not contain a lot of sugar or sodium and should be low in saturated fats.
You would eat fish and other kinds of meat because they are nutritious foods and eating them, along with other kinds of foods in a balanced diet will help you stay healthy and keep you from starving.
All foods are good for you in moderation. The key is a diet which is varied and contains all the food groups, with just the right amount of calories.
You should avoid spicy foods during an acid reflux diet. The best plan for avoiding acid reflux is to eat a diet of all natural foods like vegetables and fruits.