If you are not going to get healthier in the process of losing weight, there’s something important missing. What’s the point of weight loss without gaining health? We won’t look better if we are not full of vitality.
Those diet commercials on TV want to sell you their ‘straight to your door’ delivered food. It’s not only expensive, it’s unnecessary and not as healthful as your own more wholesome homemade recipes.
Why? It’s not real whole food, it’s processed. Yes, you ‘may’ lose weight because the processed food is reduced calorie, but that doesn’t mean it will bring you better health, too. And, fad diets like these most often don’t keep the weight off permanently. You end up gaining it all back, maybe even more. Weight loss and health shouldn’t cost you any more than your weekly grocery bill.
All those misleading and outrageous weight loss promises and exaggerations by fad diet promoters (like 'lose 20 pounds a week'!) can be dangerous to your health and well being. I lost about 1 to 2 pounds a week. This is the healthy way that most often keeps the weight from returning...
The only food that brings permanent weight loss and maintains it plus improves health is plant based whole food. It’s been proven true through scientific research a vegetarian diet can work wonders for weight loss, better health and longer life.
‘The good news is that no matter what your weight loss goal is, even a modest weight loss, such as 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight, is likely to produce health benefits, such as improvements in blood pressure, blood cholesterol, and blood sugars [ 1 cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight]’.
If we are stuck in a health and weight loss rut, we are doing something wrong. Changing our poor eating habits and becoming more active physically is a healthy lifestyle change that will likely help keep our weight off permanently. It worked for me. My story.
1 URL cdc.gov/healthyweight/losing_weight/index.html
Website Title Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Article Title Healthy Weight
Date Published February 13, 2018
Date Accessed March 30, 2018
CLINICAL GUIDELINES ON THE IDENTIFICATION, EVALUATION, AND TREATMENT OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY IN ADULTS The Evidence Report
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.