Years ago, I wanted to know ‘what to eat to lose weight fast’. In my younger days, I was kind of ‘vain’ about blow drying my hair, what fancy ‘stylish’ clothes I wore, and how big my stomach was. I didn’t want to bend over revealing that dreaded ‘plumber’s crack’ to those standing by.
Now, I don’t care nearly as much about how I look. Guys get that way when they get older. But, I do care a lot more about how healthy I feel. My diet takes good care of how I look. It’s automatic. I don’t have to be ‘vain’, anymore. I eat a very low-fat and low-calorie diet [1 nhlbi.nih.gov].
You do get a few ‘added’ bonuses with weight loss. You begin feeling better and get healthier at the same time you are losing your weight. Eventually, you will ‘stabilize’ down to your most natural and healthiest weight. Likely, it will be what you weighed in high school. Remember what yours was?
Mine was 158 lbs.. I used to weigh over 200 lbs. not too long ago. That was not my preferred healthiest weight. I felt sluggish all the time and had these mysterious aches and pains. I just couldn’t figure out why I felt so bad almost everyday. I also caught colds and the flu each year. Now, I don’t. Wonderful feeling!
Rule of thumb on foods ‘NOT’ to eat…
- Anything: oily, fatty and greasy
If you eat ‘refined or processed foods’, there will be much added oil, sugar and salt. So, when you eliminate anything with oil, salt and sugar, by default you won’t be eating any more refined and processed food. Refined and processed foods will make you gain weight by nature of their ingredients. For example; refined grains in breads, pastries, cookies and crackers.
But, why do they add these harmful ingredients? Oil, salt and sugar makes the food taste better! But, we can change, especially when we learn our health depends upon us changing what things we eat.
What I eat has little to none of these three ‘deadly’ ingredients. They will eventually ‘kill’ you. Know that what tastes good isn’t necessarily ‘good for you’. Stick to a plant-based whole food diet, and you will likely slim down, feel better and live a lot longer. There is much ‘evidence through research’, supporting this.
1 URL nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/recommen.htm
Website Title National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Article Title Key Recommendations
Date Accessed February 01, 2018
Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.