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Boiled Egg, Tuna & Grapefruit Diet Plan

Written by Diet Bites

Three Popular Dieting Foods

Do the foods in the title of this health article seem very familiar to you whenever you decide to lose weight? If so, you're among the scads of fellow dieters who tend to reach for these same foods.

However, there are serious health concerns associated with all three.

Boiled Eggs for Weight Loss

One large hard-boiled egg contains 186 cholesterol milligrams. The current recommendation for intake is 'as minimal as possible' because cholesterol is a chief offender of the arteries and heart health.

To put things into prospective, a slice of cheesecake weighing 80 grams contains 44 milligrams of cholesterol - about 1/4 the amount of a boiled egg.

Tuna for Weight Loss

It's a very large fish and it's very low in caloric values. White tuna that is canned in water contains about 220 kcals per can - and 109 kcals per three ounce serving.

While the energy values are great - as are the protein and Omega 3 benefits, because the tuna is a large fish, it has more time and more 'body' to absorb harmful levels of mercury that can be passed on to the consumer. Mercury can cause damage to the brain and even more serious damage to the unborn child.

Grapefruit for Weight Loss

One large contains 106 calories and 115 milligrams of Vitamin C. So while the caloric values are very low - it's the acidity of the fruit that poses potential health issues.

Acid not only eats away the enamel of the tooth, it also can cause irritation in the trachea and stomach - as well as other sensitive areas of the digestive system.

In Summary

Have you even been on a weight loss plan that rendered permanent results that involved 'diet foods'? If not, then perhaps it's time to rethink your eating plan.

A healthy one includes all foods within reason - and a plan that is built upon the official food groups housed within the Food Pyramid. This is the first step to reaching a thinner you - starting with the Grain Group, then moving up to the Fruit and Vegetables, then to the Protein and Dairy Groups.

All contain food choices that will assist in losing fat. But take note - all three of the popular foods discussed in this health article - eggs, tuna and grapefruit, reside in the Food Pyramid. The key is not placing the focus on one-food diets; you should aim to have a healthy mix of different food selections. This will not only keep your plan interesting, it will work to satisfy hunger and appetite.

If the same old foods are on the meal plate day in and day out, the old saying 'too much of a good thing' isn't so good anymore.

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