Believe it or not, you aren’t stuck being overweight and out of shape. We can change, if we know how. It is not our destiny to be overweight and unhealthy.
We also don’t want to eat less, because diets never work. It’s not that they sometimes don’t, it’s that they never ever do. We don’t want to starve. We can eat all we want and still lose weight once we know what to eat and not…
How we do this is eating plant-based whole food. It’s packed full of nutrients, fiber and is low-calorie. This is what does it. It also makes us healthier and live longer. It’s been proven by those people who eat real food.
They are the slimmest, healthiest and known to live longer than those societies favoring animal products and sugary oily salty food. In other words, eat more like the Asians and less like Americans.
Plant based food is low-calorie and satisfies. It makes you feel full and if it is starchy, it is high in unrefined carbs. For example, if you eat more squash, brown or basmati rice, these will fill you up and satisfy your appetite making you lose unwanted pounds at the same time.
Furthermore, starchy foods like beans, lentils and peas are slower to empty out of the stomach than refined grains, leaving you feeling satisfied longer. Repeating this at each meal has maintained my weight, gave me more strength and energy and made me healthier.
As soon as you decide to eat this way for good, you will never leave the dinner table hungry ever again. What a concept! How can it get better than this? What diet have you heard allows you to eat all you want? I don’t know of any.
Therefore, choose your starch wisely. Make it one or two of these at each meal:
- Beans (pinto beans are my personal favorite protein source every single day)
You don’t have to eat all of these every day, all the time. If you only like rice, eat only that. Same goes for potatoes, etc. Keep it simple and choose one you love eating. For example, I always eat beans and basmati rice for lunch.
Don’t depend upon the bulk of your daily calories by eating mostly greens like broccoli or salads, etc.. This will be a huge mistake. You will become ravenously hungry and be back to square one eating those empty high calorie snacks and such that got you up in weight and feeling lousy in the first place!
But, do avoid refined carbs like…
- Junk and snack foods
Limit or exclude fatty foods even though they say they are healthy…
- No oil like olive oil
- Limit avocados
- Eat very few nuts and seeds
- Avoid too many olives
- Soy is high in fat (Tofu)
And, finally, reduce your salt and sugar intake. Forget soft drinks. Especially avoid any foods or drink with high fructose corn syrup.
- Fruit like berries
- Beans and rice
- Large green salad with sunflower and pumpkin seeds
- More beans and rice
- Large green salad
- Steamed vegetable
Snacks during the day and evening…
- Rice with rice milk later after dinner
- Fruit during the day like a banana, berries, cantaloupe
Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.