|The Lounge | Champions | The Wire | Schedule | Audio | Arcade | The Top Ten | Historical | Email | Video|
The Simplest Diet Plan Ever - 3 Easy Steps to Healthy Living
You've heard the popular advice on weight loss diets. Cut thefat! Cut the carbs! Cut the calories! Eat a balanced diet! Buthow can you cut though all of the confusion, and eat a dietthat's balanced and healthy?
Here's the advice from nutritional science:
Cut the JUNK fats: Most people do not need an ultra low fatdiet. But most of us could improve our diet by cutting out thejunk fats. Basically, these are the processed fats: hydrogenated fats, polyunsaturated oils that have been heated,and fats that are combined with junk carbs. Processed fats arethe fats most likely to put on flab and clog your arteries.
Cut the JUNK carbs. Most people do not need an ultra low carbdiet. But unfortunately, so many people who go on a low fat dietcontinue to eat highly processed foods - they switch fromprocessed high-fat to processed low-fat. And when foodmanufacturers create low fat foods, they tend to replace the fatwith junk carbs, that tend to pile on the pounds. Basically,junk carbs are low-fiber carbs. Like sugar, fructose (and allthe other *oses), flour, cornstarch, fruit juice. Yes, fruitjuice is a junk carb too! - After all, how much fiber is there infruit juice? - Virtually none - its yet another junk carb. Youshould eat the whole fruit instead, with its fiber intact.
Cut the JUNK calories. Most people do not need an ultra lowcalorie diet. But just think what your diet would be like if youdropped the processed fats and the low-fiber carbs. You'd beeating mainly natural proteins, with lots of vegetables pluswhole fruits - and the odds are that you would be eating farfewer calories as well. That's the kind of calorie cutting mostof us should be doing.
Eat a balanced NATURAL-FOODS diet. By natural foods, we mean thefoods that would have been eaten by your hunter-gathererancestors: - lots of whole vegetable foods for vitamins andfiber; moderate to small portions of meats, fish, seafood, andother animal and protein foods, grilled, stewed or baked; andsmall portions of fresh whole fruit in season. This is the dieton which the human race evolved, and the diet which, for the vastmajority of people, makes for optimum health
So the next time you're about to order a meal with fries andsugary soda, think about how it could be improved. Replace thefries with a salad, and the soda with mineral water, and you'vealready made significant progress towards a more healthy,balanced meal.
And at home, look for recipes that use whole, fresh foods, with aminimum of processing. Make sure your meals include naturalunprocessed foods, with lots of healthy vegetables, both cooked,and raw in salads. Avoid processed fats and processed low-fiberfoods.
A sample menu:
- grilled fish with steamed green beans, and peppers
- large mixed salad, dressed with small amounts of olive oil andvinegar or lemon juice
- fresh fruit platter
Yes - A healthy, balanced diet can be that simple!
The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to medically diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Consult a health care practitioner before beginning any health care program.
Willowbrook's Orangetheory Fitness announces winners of weight-loss challenge - The Doings La Grange
Whats Really Behind the Milk Diet?
The purpose of this article is not to scrutinize, vilify, or verify the so-called Milk Diet. There are a number of resources available both online and offline which can help you and your physician decide which of the several diet plans or personalized weight loss programs is right for you.
Just the Cold Hard Facts About Diets, Weight Loss, Exercise and Losing Fat
This is a layman marketer's observations on diets and weight loss based upon selling and working first hand with weight loss products for over 10 years.We avoid the weight loss drugs, we do not recommend them as they can be dangerous, however I suppose in some extreme cases with certain obese people the benefits may outweigh the negative side effects.
Read Food Labels To Lose Weight
I was at the grocery store the other day, doing my weekly shopping and reading food labels like I always do, when and acquaintance came up and said, "Why are you reading labels? You can eat anything you want with all of that exercise you do!" I have to say that this is probably one of the biggest misconceptions that people have.I talk to many people who are frustrated because they are working out and not losing weight, or not seeing the results they want.
I Lost the Weight So Why Am I So Miserable?
I was overweight at my age. It's not a pretty sight, but it's also not the center of my universe, either.
Measuring and Monitoring Your Bodyfat: Improves Overall Health
With so many diets and fads being offered on the market today, it is no wonder why people are not just confused about weight loss and health, but in many cases, actually doing their body more harm than good. Unfortunately, one of the aspects of dieting that you see most often is the reduction or elimination of fat.
Say No To Obesity
Obesity still remains one of the commonest avoidable causes of several disease conditions. Most often than not, it is a result of the wrong habits or lifestyles.
If Youre Eating High Protein Be Informed about Mad Cow
Finding Mad Cow in Oregon puts a new wrinkle in the high protein diet, doesn't it? What's a person to do that wants to eat more meat, not less? Are you Eating Less Meat Due to Mad Cow Disease? Not the people I've spoken with. Most are saying, "Yipee, beef's on sale!" The food industry has done a great job of convincing us they are providing a safe food supply and we've been lulled into a false sense of security.
Glucagon and Aging - Breakfast How Not To Start The Day Part III
A question from one of our readers:Dr. Mericle,With respect to burning "fat" energy in the mornings before eating, what if you are not a long distance runner? The average person is not, particularly someone who is overweight.
Pathological Eating Disorders and Poly-Behavioral Addiction
When considering that pathological eating disorders and their related diseases now afflict more people globally than malnutrition, some experts in the medical field are presently purporting that the world's number one health problem is no longer heart disease or cancer, but obesity. According to the World Health Organization (June, 2005), "obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults overweight - at least 300 million of them clinically obese - and is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic disease and disability.
The Scottish Diet
(Ailsa's Apple Crumble Diet)I'm Scottish, so it's not a big stretch that I love Oatmeal, like any Good Scot! We grow up eating tons and tons of Porridge, and then anything else with lots of Oatmeal in it. Oatmeal is like Soul Food for the Scots! After my Second Child (Aidan) was about Two, and I still hadn't lost that 'Baby Weight' -- not all of it, since there was a fair bit to lose.
Gastric Bypass Surgery - What Are The Risks?
Although all of the risks involved in gastric bypass surgery aren't fully known, there are many that are. These include possible infection, clotting of the blood, and the development of gallstones, a bleeding ulcer and even pneumonia.
Top 5 Weight Loss Strategies From A Top Level Personal Trainer
You are ready to shed those energy draining, body crippling, unattractive extra pounds and you are ready to make it permanent this time. You are on the right track because you've taken the most important step toward your goal.
Weight Loss Recipe: Avocado, Walnut & Crispy Bacon Salad
Losing weight doesn't have to be boring when you focus on bright, colourful meals. What does this mean? Simply by making sure your plate reflects a range of colours, you'll naturally create more balanced and healthful menus.
South Beach Diets and Fast Food Franchises
Franchised Business Models and American Diets could be at odds. Yes there is significant issues with this in franchising.
The Mental Game Of Weight Loss
Many of us have tried losing weight in the past only to have it all find it's way back to us and then we notice it brought a few friends along.Then there's nothing left to do but feel frustrated, and suffer with our weight problem for another several months or years until we get sick and tired again of bering sick and tired and try once again to lose that unsightly weight.
Why Did Your Diet Fail You? Or Did You Fail Your Diet?
Are you someone who has, in the past, been on a diet, only to find at the end of it you had lost no weight? Despite putting your best efforts into the diet much of the time, and keeping quite close to recommendations when it came to calories and so on, for some reason things did not quite work out. Eventually, with the pounds drifting off too slowly and back on again too quickly, you just gave up, and went back to "normal".
Diet: Changing Your Focus
Have you ever decided to take a trip somewhere relatively unfamiliar? Suddenly, everywhere you look, there is something about your planned destination. Turn on a television travel channel and it is featured.
Ephedra - 101
What is ephedra? Ephedra, which is also known as Ma Huang, is a 5000 years old natural remedy. It grows mainly in Mongolia and the bordering regions of China.
Walking for Weight Loss: Walking with a Purpose
I wrote this article back in the late fall when I was struggling with weight loss motivation. Since January I have embarked on a serious weight loss journey and I have lost 37 1/2 pounds.
Healthy Recipes for Low Carb Success
Using healthy low carb recipes are an important part of your diet success, just as it's important to remember to drink enough water helping your body to remove the byproducts of the fat burning process. A healthy recipe provides you with the other essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that you need to feel as good as you look.
Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us
Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.