I knew I was on to something when I lost fifty pounds. I simplified my diet eating basic foods. It is not complicated and I am positive anyone who eats plant based whole food will stay trim, retain their health and live longer. Continue reading “‘3’ Simple Things I Stopped And My Health Got Even Better”
Although, I have learned essential things about losing weight and getting healthier eating plant-based whole food, I also learned something extremely valuable we need in order for our lives to work out for the better. And, without it, we won’t be nearly as healthy as we could be. Continue reading “Why Positive Thoughts Are Essential To Better Health, Weight Loss and Longevity”
I try to ‘stick with’ eating the lower glycemic fruits and vegetables. I have learned those with diabetes, must be careful about the type of carbs and amounts of fats he eats. If you eat the right carbs you will not be eating snack and junk foods. What can one eat as a substitute to combat our bad food cravings? Continue reading “Why ‘Low Glycemic’ Foods Are Healthiest”
As I’ve revealed earlier, I drink organic Japanese green tea. I buy loose leaf and brew it by the pot from scratch every morning. That’s the best way, much better than tea bags. And, I think it has worked wonders when I stray and eat the wrong thing (holidays, birthdays, etc.) and suffer from bouts of inflammation soon after. Continue reading “Green Tea May Help Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis”
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”
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.
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”
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”
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”
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”