USDA Choose My Plate Guidelines: Why Eating ‘Less’ Fruit May Be Healthiest

It may not be as healthy as you might think for fruitarians or those eating endless fruit each day. I know we need calories, but you can get long lasting energy and satisfaction eating Continue reading “USDA Choose My Plate Guidelines: Why Eating ‘Less’ Fruit May Be Healthiest”

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‘Automatically Maintaining’ Weight Loss Without Counting Calories

What’s next after you trim down? I didn’t realize I would become more sensitive to how food affected me. My wife was intuitive about that she should eat ‘broccoli’ every day.

I realized I needed to eat more of something too. It was ‘kale’. You will ‘sense’ what you need to eat more of after eating plant-based whole food a while. You become increasingly ‘sensitive’ to what you should and shouldn’t eat.

“My weight is automatically maintained at what I weighed in high school. How? I ‘stick to’ a plant-based whole food diet. Why? It is low protein, high carbohydrate and low fat. This is our most natural diet” ~ your author

I observed eating brown rice with soy milk with honey at night caused me acid reflux. It wasn’t super painful, but I knew something was wrong. It was the honey. Honey is acid. Rice also is, but when I eat rice with soy milk and no sweetener like honey, it doesn’t cause acid reflux. So, now I use stevia.

‘Stevia is a natural-origin sweetener that is increasing the options for reduced sugar and reduced energy foods and beverages. Stevia shows promise as a tool to help lower energy intakes, which may lead to the reduction and prevention of obesity [1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4890837/]’.

Even though raw uncooked honey is natural, it is still acidic. Because of its acidity, it tends to also cause cavities.

High fructose corn syrup is the most ‘un-healthful’ sweetener of all. Your liver doesn’t know what to do with it. It can cause cardiovascular problems and you may develop the inflammatory nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

They put HFCS in almost everything it seems because it’s so cheap. Eat resistant starch foods like beans, rice and potatoes. These keep you satisfied for hours and you never have to count calories. If you get hungry later with that ‘sweet tooth’, try eating whole fruit.

Source- 1 URL ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4890837/
Website Title Nutrition today
Publication Month May
Publication Year 2015 Article Title Stevia, Nature’s Zero-Calorie Sustainable Sweetener: A New Player in the Fight Against Obesity
Date Accessed March 31, 2019

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

Health and Weight Loss Depend Upon Reading Every Food Label Ingredient

It never fails. When I don’t read ingredients on something I buy in a bottle, can and package, lo and behold, there it is. Then, into the trash it goes! My hard earned money is wasted and I feel ‘tricked’! Continue reading “Health and Weight Loss Depend Upon Reading Every Food Label Ingredient”

My Personal Health Plan: Weight Loss Maintenance, Improved Health and Increased Lifespan

After I had found my solution to losing weight, I also wanted to become healthier and live longer. Although, there are no guarantees in life, one can look to other cultures and compare. I wondered who on this earth lived the longest and was healthiest. Furthermore, what foods did they eat? Continue reading “My Personal Health Plan: Weight Loss Maintenance, Improved Health and Increased Lifespan”

Why ‘Aches and Pains’ Can Disappear By Change of Diet

Thinking back at all the times I had an achy back and my feet hurt, I know now it wasn’t because of the physical work I was doing. I put those pads in my work boots and it didn’t help. The pain was excruciating. Continue reading “Why ‘Aches and Pains’ Can Disappear By Change of Diet”

Positive Thinking: How It Can Help Keep the Weight Off

You might believe positive thinking won’t bring weight loss results. But, you’d be wrong. Especially, when we don’t feel good about ourselves we want to eat something ‘bad’ that will temporarily lift our spirits. But, the feeling is short-lived and with consequences. Continue reading “Positive Thinking: How It Can Help Keep the Weight Off”

Foods That Skyrocketed My Health After Losing 50 Pounds

The foods I listed below are those I have learned through my own research and trial and error best support my health. It could work for you too if you were willing to change over to a Continue reading “Foods That Skyrocketed My Health After Losing 50 Pounds”

After All These Years: I May Have Just Stumbled Upon The ‘Ultimate Diet’

How do you know the best fruits and vegetables to eat? There are foods you may still have a reaction to. For example, the nightshade varieties may bother you. These are vegetables like the tomato, cucumber, eggplant and various peppers. All this information can make your head spin… Continue reading “After All These Years: I May Have Just Stumbled Upon The ‘Ultimate Diet’”

Want To Help Save Your Teeth? What To Avoid Eating and Drinking Immediately

Through my own research I discovered early humans had very few cavities. This was probably before man learned to cultivate grain. Grain is acid as it is, but when gummy carbs stick to the teeth, bacteria pour out acids that begin eating them away. Continue reading “Want To Help Save Your Teeth? What To Avoid Eating and Drinking Immediately”

Being Vegetarian: You Still Have to ‘Weed Out’ Bad Food

In the beginning, the more I lost weight, the better I felt. But, there was something ‘wrong’ I was eating that was bothering me. I noticed as my health improved I also became more sensitive to foods. I became more aware about how my body felt after eating something. Continue reading “Being Vegetarian: You Still Have to ‘Weed Out’ Bad Food”