Loose Pounds, Feel Better and Live Well

October 24, 2022 by: joma12

Weight Loss is a byproduct of healthy living.  When you loose pounds, that does help you feel better, more energetic, and healthier, but it is only part of the picture.

What Weight Loss Does for You
Even a small difference in your weight, if you are overweight, can have a positive effect.  You don’t have to think in “all or nothing” terms.  A 10% decrease in your total weight can:
• Lower your total cholesterol level
• Increase your energy
• Improve mobility
• Improve your breathing
• Decrease your risk of sudden death as a result of heart attack or stroke
• Decrease your risk of Type II Diabetes
• Reduce elevated blood pressure readings
• Decrease common aches and pains

And those benefits don’t even begin to address the way you feel about your new appearance.

How to Loose Pounds Safely
If you actually take the time to analyze some of the favorite diet plans in vogue today, you will wonder how any doctor or nutritionist could approve them.  You can pick high protein diets that eliminate all carbohydrates but embrace tons of saturated fats. 

There are calorie restrictive diets that are so severe they send the body into emergency starvation mode; I’ve seen one that limits intake to only 500 calories a day.  Ridiculous!

To lose loose pounds you still have to eat–and you have to eat right.  Eating right doesn’t just mean how much you eat, it includes what you eat.  Let’s take a look at which foods are the right ones for health.

What Kinds of Foods Will Help You Loose Pounds?

Compare the nutrition available in a glass of apple juice and an apple.  You don’t need me to tell you that the apple is much better for you.  That is the same comparison you can see between many common foods you find in the supermarket, and the unadulterated foods you can get at the healthy food store.  Not only are those unaltered foods better for you, they generally taste better too.

You should eat plenty of lean protein.  There should be some component of protein in just about every meal you eat.

Whole grains provide you with complex carbohydrates for energy and fiber for digestion.  Fiber also keeps you feeling full longer, meaning less interest in food when it isn’t meal time.

Plenty of produce, especially leafy greens–which provide ideal calcium for women–should grace your plate.  Seasonal berries offer many antioxidants, a sweet burst of flavor that can make oatmeal more interesting or salads exciting.  Experiment, try new fruits and add the ones you like to your shopping list.

Olive and coconut oils, in their virgin state, offer many healthy benefits as well.  You should only ever use these two and ignore the many blended varietals you can find at the market.

What to Avoid
Artificial sweeteners have all been associated with one health risk or another.  They may even cause you to gain weight because of the way the brain reacts to the sweet taste; especially if that promise of caloric goodness doesn’t get delivered.

Wheat in all its forms, even whole wheat, is a less than ideal grain for humans.  Opt for quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat or oats instead.  They offer more nutritionally, and will help you loose pounds while staying healthy.

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