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Need to lose weight? Drop pounds quickly and easily with the diet tips in this Howcast video series about cutting fat and calories.
You Will Need
- Reduced calorie intake
- Healthy food
Keep track of your calorie intake. According to the calorie restriction diet, you take in 25 percent fewer calories than are necessary to maintain a healthy weight. Start by following a balanced diet, and then gradually cut calories. Your weight loss will proceed slowly.
Avoid simple sugars
Avoid eating simple sugars and flours. These are typically high in calories while providing little nutritional value. Make sure that every calorie has nutritional value.
Eat vegetables. Vegetables -- both leafy and not -- have a high nutrient-to-calorie ratio.
Limit saturated fats
Limit the amount of saturated fats you eat to less than seven percent of total daily calories, according to American Heart Association recommendations. Cut down on animal proteins to reduce your saturated fat intake.
Select monounsaturated fats
Eat food containing monounsaturated fats, such as avocados, nuts, and seeds, and Omega-3 fatty acids, like salmon and mackerel.
See your doctor
Visit your doctor for regular checkups and blood tests to make sure you're avoiding nutrient deficiencies.