Get Healthy And Lose Weight Eating Plan

A detailed list of foods to eat and daily menus for getting healthy and losing weight by eliminating simple carbohydrates and choosing nutrient packed energy sources.

You've noticed all the fad diets out there.Lo-carb, all carb, the jello diet, the grapefruit diet, the soup diet.They all seem to have good qualities but they are also difficult to follow.Just when you need to be learning to take your focus off food, you find yourself having to constantly think about when to eat, what to eat, the rules, the do's, the don'ts.

Here is a simple, healthy diet that will help you lose weight, maintain your health, and begin to feel vibrantly alive.The principles are to eat healthy, natural foods, eat when you are hungry, and learn to fully enjoy and appreciate food.The only thing you need to consider at the grocery store or when you're hungry is:Is this healthy and natural?

So first things first, let's identify what's not healthy.Refined sugar products are not healthy, refined flour and pastry products are not healthy.Fat from red meat, lard, and heavy cream is not healthy.You want your body to feel light and buoyant, like a fresh green plant - so that's what you will want to eat the most of.


Here's a list of healthy and natural foods to help you get started:

FRUIT

apples

seasonal fruit

strawberries

plums

peaches

blackberries

limes

SALAD

green lettuce

spinach

cucumbers

tomatoes

onion

VEGETABLES

carrots

celery

onion

garlic

red pepper

broccoli

cauliflower

squash

snow peas

green beans

asparagus

potatoes

mushrooms

eggplant

zucchini

kale

alfalfa sprouts

avocado

GRAINS

rice cakes

granola or mueslix

brown rice

whole wheat pasta

whole wheat crackers

whole wheat pita bread

whole wheat tortillas

whole wheat pizza dough

couscous

whole wheat english muffins or bagels

MEATS

turkey

shrimp

grilled chicken

PROTEINS

cheese - swiss, white cheddar, mozzarella

nuts - peanuts, walnuts, cashew, brazil, macadamia

peanut butter

hummus

edamame - steamed soy beans

beans

black beans

OTHER

tea - green & black

honey

V8

yogurt

rotel tomatoes

soup

olive oil

seasoning spices - mix, basil, dill, red pepper flakes, sea salt, black pepper

salsa

tomato/basil sauce

pesto

red wine - spanish/shiraz/merlot

Your best plan of action is to make out a menu for the week and then base your grocery list off that.By planning ahead you will also avoid the pitfalls of seeking out fast or processed foods.An added perk of a healthy, natural diet is that you will eliminate food cravings and sugar lows that have always made you so susceptible to bad eating habits.If you are currently eating a lot of unhealthy food or have a lot of weight to lose you may want to kickstart your lifestyle change with a two week period of abstaining from all starchy carbohydrates which are converted by your body into sugar.These include:sugar, fruit, cereals, grains, flour, wheat, rice, corn, carrots, beer, and potatoes.

You may also easily adjust for a vegetarian or vegan diet - just be sure to replace your protein sources with soy products, extra beans, and nuts.Ground flaxseed and an all-natural multi-vitamin will help your body stay on top of its nutrient and vitamin needs.Eat lots of small meals and snacks.

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