What Makes A Healthy Diet Healthful?

What makes for a healthy diet? What is good health? Is it when we are free of disease and pain? Is frozen food as good as fresh? Is meat really that good for us? How about eating candy? Obviously, everyone knows candy is not a health food, right?

In our youth based culture, staying trim is held in highest regard. But, what about our health? Do we lose weight at the cost of our health? Is any means we take good to lose unwanted pounds?

In other words, you might be happy being trim, but is your body feeling well? To me, it’s simply ridiculous how many names of diets are out there currently. Do any of them have the healthy answer to weight loss, or are they all a bunch of fad nonsense?

‘Healthy Eating Plan

A healthy eating plan gives your body the nutrients it needs every day while staying within your daily calorie goal for weight loss. A healthy eating plan also will lower your risk for heart disease and other health conditions [1 nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/eat/calories.htm].’

Personally, the diet I eat regularly is composed mainly of plant based whole food and relies on very little processed and refined. I lost 50 pounds over a year and the weight still stays off. I weigh my high school weight of 158 lbs. down from 205+ lbs.. I don’t count calories. I simply eat when I am hungry. But, this is a result of only eating certain things.

So, what do I eat? 

  • Beans
  • Tofu
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Some rice
  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Green 5 lettuce bagged salad
  • Fruit like berries
  • A few seeds like sunflower, pumpkin and nuts like pecans
  • One daily green smoothie

What I don’t eat…

  • Refined oil like cooking oil
  • Candy
  • No soft drinks, fructose or white sugar
  • No flour products like bread, tortillas, cookies, etc.
  • Animal products like meat, dairy and eggs
  • I rarely eat out
  • Eat very little processed and refined foods
  • Healthy diet update, here

Source- 1 URL nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/eat/calories.htm
Website Title National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Access Day 16
Access Month september
Access Year 2019
Article Title Healthy Eating Plan

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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