The most important dietary consideration to avoid or to treat obesity is to limit calorie intake. This is best done through the increasing the intake of dietary fibers and limiting the intake of carbohydrates and fatty foods. Although the reduction of calorie intake will not result in a sudden and drastic weight loss, most people prefer the result precisely because the process is not drastic.
Other important dietary considerations are the following:
- Eat light meals instead of one big meal. The light meal will allow the body a quicker time to digest food, allowing the body to absorb the nutrients from food. Moreover a small meal will avoid those episodes of indigestion when the body could no longer digest food properly.
- Make sure that you observe proper spacing in between meals.
- Consume a lot of fibers.
- Drink plenty of fresh fruit juices. This is better than drinking soft drinks that may not be beneficial for cases of obesity.
- Refrain from eating snacks. When there is an urge to munch, drink a glass of water or munch on fruits instead.