The basics of better health and weight loss ‘in a nutshell’

You have to watch out for a few ingredients. But by and large, if you stay aware of your food and what’s in it, you will likely feel much better, lose more weight, live longer and likely stay out of the hospital. The easiest way I know of to keep a watchful eye on it, is to keep it simple…

  • Prepare all your meals from scratch
  • Make sure you eat mostly plant based whole food
  • Try to buy everything organically grown locally
  • It’s easy to make a salad
  • Don’t use dressings with oil
  • Top with a few roasted unsalted seeds like pumpkin and sunflower
  • Make your staples from beans, rice and potatoes because they always fill you up and leave you satisfied so you never leave the dinner table hungry
  • If you want sweets, make sure you eat fruits
  • Steam vegetables like kale, broccoli, string beans, zucchini and yellow squash
  • If you have gone ‘totally’ vegetarian, be sure to take a B12 pill occasionally
  • Don’t eat out (or, severely limit it, as those foods cause inflammation and much more)
  • Don’t buy anything prepared that’s in a bottle, can, package or box (especially snack and junk foods like chips, crackers and cookies)
  • Stick to spices, a little sugar, salt and pepper for added flavor
  • Don’t use refined oils like olive and vegetable
  • Don’t drink soft drinks
  • Be sure to check out my healthy easy to make recipes, here

‘Munching more unprocessed plant foods may help keep the middle-aged bulge away, a new study suggests. On the other hand, meat, french fries and sugar-sweetened drinks can help pack on the pounds. The findings suggest that the types of food you choose, not just calories, are important for avoiding age-related weight gain |1|’.


Website Title National Institutes of Health
Article Title Certain Foods Linked to Long-Term Weight Gain
Date Published November 21, 2017
Date Accessed April 29, 2018

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.


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