Choose Unprocessed Foods Over Processed Foods
This one is probably a common-sense rule for most people. Which do you think is a smarter choice: getting your 2,000 calories a day by eating nothing but Doritos, hot dogs, and ice cream, or by eating salad, carrots, broccoli, and chicken?
The rule of thumb is: If it goes bad, then it's good for you. If not, then it's probably bad for you.
If you want a leaner, sexier body in a shorter amount of time, you should increase your intake of the following types of foods:
One of the reasons why lean proteins, such as chicken, turkey, pork, lean red meat, eggs, cottage cheese, and whey protein, are so highly recommended by nutritionists is because of their good thermic effect. It takes 30 calories for your body to digest, utilize, and eliminate 100 calories' worth of these proteins. Not only that, but they satisfy your appetite better than any other food group.