What is the Easiest Diet?
I am regularly asked what is the best way to lose weight or what is the easiest diet. My response is always the same. I believe in a general weight loss program that consist of a eating healthy food, regular physical exercise and natural nutritional vitamin supplements. This is purposely not very specific because we all should tailor our weight loss program to our specific taste, health, physical activity level and lifestyle. We do not have to be confined to one programmed eating habit or another. But for success in losing weight and just being healthy I would suggest you follow these simple easy tips in your diet.
Sugar, artificial sweeteners, high fructose syrup, or any processed sugar substitute by any name can be detrimental to your health and weight loss program. Natural sugar found in fruit and vegetables are good for you and provide all the energy we need. The problem is that we eat too many unnatural foods, that require sweetening. We have been used to eating processed sugar and therefore our body craves it like a drug that we are addicted to. Avoid sugar and its substitutes like the addictive drug that they are. They destroy your body and are a main reason for obesity, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and countless diseases in our society today. Instead eat lots of fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water.
Avoid Processed Foods.
We need to eat whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts, beans and natural herbs and spices. We must avoid the many processed foods we eat regularly like white rice, white pasta, white bread, processed meats, processed (pasteurized) dairy, processed fish, can foods, etc. Processing strips the natural vitamins and minerals from the food. Quite often they are labeled enriched because man tries to replace the nutrients after they have processed them out. It does not work. The processed foods convert into a form of sugar that is not good for our bodies. Processed meats and fish have chemical additives that can cause so many problems to our health that we need to just avoid them. Even fresh fruit and vegetables that are not organic can have herbicides and pesticides that can kill us.
Eat Fresh Fruit and Vegetables.
It is not necessary to become vegetarians or vegans unless that is your personal preference. But, we were made to eat a diet of primarily fruit and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and beans with natural herbs and spices as our preventive medicines. Make lean meat and fish no more than 10% of your daily calories. With 70% of the food you eat being fresh fruit and vegetables with 20% being whole grains, nuts and beans. You will be healthy, lose weight and keep it off.
Our healthy weight loss program must include us drinking 8 or more 8 ounce glasses of water everyday. replace soda with water. program your self to drink a glass of water when you wake up and at specific intervals throughout the day. Your body will love you for it. You will be healthier and lose weight.
So the easiest diet is to:
1. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and beans
2. Avoid Processed Foods
3. Avoid Sugar
4. Drink Plenty of Water
No matter how technical you get if you simply focus on these 4 points then you have a healthy diet. The easiest diet.
Be Blessed. Be a Blessing.