Begin right now by drinking a glass of water. Almost everyone can benefit from drinking more water. Your body uses water for moisture, to carry nutrients around the body, to carry toxins and unwanted debris out. During weight loss there is a need for extra water intake because your body will be eliminating extra waste. Water helps your body cleanse itself. It is important to drink enough good clean water whether dieting or not. An ample supply of good clean water for your body promotes health.
Eat Healthy Fresh Food
Weight loss programs tend to use off the shelf packaged foods. They may be lower in calories, but nutrition from healthy fresh produce (live food) is missing. Below is meant to be a lifestyle type of diet. A diet based on fresh foods is always lower in calories, and nutritious.
Healthy fresh food will be a salad based meal.
Fresh produce washed and clean is the best foundation for any diet, losing weight or everyday life. A really good salad with a can of rinsed kidney beans dumped on it makes a great satisfying meal. Sometimes it is nice to throw a little pasta on too.
A really good salad used with flax wraps of multi grain pocket bread is a good meal.
The idea here is to eat foods which are low in fat and potential waste. Foods higher in nutrients, good fat, lower calorie. It is important to remember the fresh produce is the very very healthy part of a healthy meal. Along with enough water. Whole grains in moderation.
Whole grains are contain nutrients including protein, fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals (iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium). Grains are higher in fat. Usually consumed as a form of bread or wrap, ok in moderation. Use judgement here. A little is good.
Nuts and seeds in moderation
Flax Seed: Nature's vegetarian source of Omega 3 fatty acids. A lot of seeds and nuts contain a variety of oils, nutrients, minerals other foods don't supply.
Essential Fatty Acids
Essential Fatty Acids - Description - An Essential Fatty Acid is a nutrient that the body needs for normal healthy function, but like vitamins and minerals, these substances cannot be made or manufactured in the human body. Therefore, a sufficient amount of EFAs must be consumed in a 'normal' diet to maintain good health. Sources for fatty acids are fish, flax seed, hemp seed, soya oil, canola oil, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, leafy vegetables, and walnuts.
A terrific food supplement, providing nutrition, enhancing flavor, and adding taste to your favorite meals and drinks. An excellent source of protein (52%), containing essential amino acids.
All natural protein with digestive health. An average eight-ounce serving of live and active culture contains approximately 20 percent of the Daily Value for protein. Yogurt is considered a meat alternative by the USDA in its school meals program. Yogurt or yogurt is a fermented milk product produced by bacterial fermentation of milk. The bacteria used to make yogurt are known as "yogurt cultures".
Meats and Fish
Everyone knows meat contain protein. It is best to get as much protein as possible from un-cooked or not overly cooked sources. Enzymes in the protein are an important part of the nutrition process, and become destroyed with heat.
Look for Vegetarian Recipes
Look for Soup Recipes
- At Home
Bowl of fresh blueberries with white or chocolate milk.
Smoothie with fruit, ice, Slimfast
Pickles and cheese, pickles and humus.
Baked Kale Chips
On the Go
Remember to dinky plenty of good clean water.
Walking is very healthy. The benefits of walking as exercise include looking and feeling better, it can be very relaxing, your body burns some calories, the lymph system gets a push in the right direction. A feeling of vitality becomes present. You develop that spring in your step. Walk at least every other day for 30 minutes for best results.