Weight gain has become a common plight in American society, and unfortunately millions of people try to lose weight in unhealthy and destructive ways, such as fasting or taking dangerous diet pills. If you are diabetic, then you know how health can be effected by diet. It is important that diabetics lose weight in order to help lower their chances of developing compilations. Luckily, people can effectively and healthfully lose extra weight by following a 1,500-calorie low-fat and low-cholesterol diet.
Fruits and vegetables are naturally low in calories and low in cholesterol; therefore they are highly beneficial when following a 1,500-calorie diet. Most fruits and vegetables are low-fat, but some are not, such as avocados. If you are diligently trying to eat produce that is low in calories, try to choose fruits or vegetables that have a high water content to ensure that they will be both low in calories and low in fat. To keep your overall calorie count low for the day, try to eat produce as the bulk of your daily food intake.
Eat Lean Proteins
Proteins are important in keeping your muscles lean and strong, and keeping your energy levels high. Some proteins--such as fatty meats like bacon or sausage--can be high in cholesterol and should be avoided. Select lean meats that are lower in calories and fat, including chicken breast meat, pork or beef tenderloin, or wild game such as bison or elk. Eating a lean protein with each meal will make your body feel more satisfied, and will therefore help you to eat fewer calories throughout the day.
Eat Whole Grains
Refined grains will unfortunately make you crave more food, and should be avoided on a 1,500-calorie diet. Refined grains include foods that are made from highly refined flours, including cookies, crackers, pastries and white breads. Choose instead grains that are whole and close to their natural state, like brown rice, whole wheat bread or stone ground oats. Whole grains are naturally low in fat and cholesterol, and will make you feel fuller for a longer amount of time.