Fitness For Dads: (Diet Foods)
Learn the latest on men’s health topics and tips for Dads between the ages of 35 and up. Fitness for Dads articles focus on Men’s Health, Diet and Exercise programs that will help keep Dads in the best shape of their lives. This month, 8 foods that will help get your diet in good shape. Read more.
Dads: (Diet Foods)
Learn the latest on men’s health topics and tips for Dads
between the ages of 35 and up. Fitness for Dads articles focus on Men’s Health,
Diet and Exercise programs that will help keep Dads in the best shape of their
lives. This month, 8 foods that will help get your diet in good shape. Read
There may well be hundreds of diets that you have seen, been
recommended or heard about around the water cooler. Bit it the newest fad, an
old mothers tale or whatever the celebs are hawking at the moment, you can be
sure there’s usually plenty of contradictory advice, prohibitive costs or just
downright unsustainable practices for people in the real world. So, here at
SingleDad.com, we’ve broken it down into a list of specific foods that are a)
good for you and b) can help you with a variety of "diets" you may be on,
whether your goal is simply weight loss or getting into the gym.
Cottage cheese is popular
among dieters and
some health food
devotees. It is a favorite food among bodybuilders,
runners, and weightlifters for its high content of casein protein (a longer-lasting protein) while being
relatively low in fat. Cottage cheese can be eaten by itself, with fruit and sugar, with salt and pepper, with
fruit puree, on toast, with tomatoes, with granola and cinnamon, as a
chip dip, or as a replacement for mayonnaise in tuna or chicken salad.
Research has shown that snacking on
peanut butter is an effective way to control hunger without weight gain. How?
Because peanut butter is tops for giving us a feeling of satiety (fullness).
You can eat it all by itself, or add it to fruit, crackers or a smoothie.
Peanut butter is a great healthy snack, but don’t eat too much, because it’s
also high in calories.
Salmon health benefits range from strengthening your
muscles and heart to reducing your chances of developing some diseases. Studies
have shown that consumption of the fatty acid rich salmon can help you live
longer and be healthier while you do it. Poached, steamed, baked or grilled are
all great ways to get your "King of Fish" quota, and it’s delicate flavor
allows it to be partnered up with a host of different (healthy) ingredients.
Asparagus, green beans, broccoli (more on that later) to name a few.
Chicken is lean meat. This
basically means that it has little fats and lots of proteins. Because of its
relatively low cost, chicken is one of the most used meats in the world. Nearly
all parts of the bird can be used for food, and the meat can be cooked in many
different ways. Obviously, deep-frying isn’t going to be on many diet
recommendations, but roasting or grilling is fine.
Eggs get a bad rap when
it comes to weight loss. But the breakfast staple is loaded with protein that
will curb your appetite. Research has also revealed that a lot of the
cholesterol related studies with eggs may have been exaggerated or misinformed,
and that as part of a balanced diet, low in saturated fats, eggs can be very
beneficial to you. Most of the fat content of an egg is in the yolk, so using
just the white in your omelettes, etc can always be an option, also.
Fresh and canned tuna are both
nutritious options that provide a range of health benefits; the omega 3 fats
are good for heart health, tuna is high in protein to help with your weight
loss & it’s high potassium/low sodium balance can help with reducing blood
pressure. Fresh tuna can be grilled with teriyaki sauce or citrus salsa for an
entree, and canned tuna is convenient for snacks and simple, quick meals, such
as tuna sandwiches, tuna salads and tuna casserole.
Broccoli is high in vitamin C
and dietary fiber.
It also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties and can help with
osteoporosis, blood pressure & kidney health, immune system & even
heart health, especially for diabetics. Broccoli is delicious raw and can be
used with a (healthy) dip, or steamed/boiled lightly. It is especially good in
Beef is an excellent source of
complete protein and minerals such as zinc, selenium,
and iron, and
By choosing grass-fed beef, you are adding a low-fat protein source to your
diet. Avoid processed beef and cook at lower temperatures to reduce health
risks. Adding a serving of beef once or twice a week to a healthy and balanced
diet can be a way that beef can aid weight loss.
Richard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com,
a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children.
RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents
“Make Life Happen…Again!”