What are healthy weight loss foods? There are unhealthy skinny people holding a soft drink in one hand and a bag of chips in the other. These are not the healthy weight loss ‘vegetarian’ foods we were looking for. Instead, we want to eat that which is nutritionally sound for vibrant health. This will be your plant based whole food.
Losing weight the safe way is the only way to lose weight. Don’t take the risk eating processed and refined foods. Remember, this way of eating was the culprit that tore down our good health and made us gain too much unhealthy weight in the first place.
There are it seems, a million and one ‘fad’ diets out there. Some are high protein, low carb, low fat and many more which only tend to confuse us. How would anyone know which one you choose to lose weight? We have to go back to our natural diets we were made to eat.
When we eat right, we get healthier and lose unwanted pounds in the process. We will also live longer than we ordinarily would on an empty calorie diet full of junk and snack foods. The diet I have adopted is naturally low in calories. The dietary rules are simple.
Which healthy whole foods to eat…
- Eat starchy foods like russet potatoes, pinto beans and brown rice
- Choose fruits and vegetables like bananas, oranges, berries, kale, broccoli and green leafy salads
- You can add mushrooms, onions and a few sunflower seeds, walnuts and pumpkin seeds to your salads
- Don’t eat animal products (meat, dairy, etc.) or use refined oils like olive oil, corn oil, palm oil and canola oil, etc. All refined oils are not healthy, even though they say they are
- You might want to take a B12 pill if you aren’t eating any meat or dairy products, ‘anymore’?
- Avoid eating out at restaurants and fast food establishments
If you are going to eat bread, try Ezekiel® breads. It’s a hearty and chewy bread made from sprouted grains with no flour (they claim.) I would try to avoid white flour products like pizza, spaghetti and white bread, even whole wheat bread because it is also made from ground up grain. These tend to raise the blood sugar too quickly.
What I eat every day…
- In the morning I make myself a fried potato, berries and cantaloupe
- For lunch I eat brown rice (or, quinoa) and beans with green salsa and a large green salad with my own apple cider vinegar dressing
- I eat fruit throughout the day as a snack
- For dinners, I eat steamed vegetables over a baked potato
- After dinner or desert: I eat more fruit!
Note- check with your doctor before you change your diet.