Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Permanent Weightloss

We've all heard of the countless fad diets that are out there for "quick and easy" weight loss, including miracle pills, supplements and foods.   Yo yo and crash-dieting are quite hazardous to health because they usually involve food and supplements with very few nutrients to sustain the body properly.   Additionally, losing weight very quickly leaves behind sagging skin and may tax your immune system leaving it vulnerable to even quicker weight gain afterward. Nothing is a "miracle" answer to instant long-lasting weight loss, but the good news is that weight loss does not have to be complicated and tricky.  We've got some solid guidelines for you to follow to get you on the road to a healthier, leaner You forever!

Weight loss Guidlines:
1) Choose WHOLE FOODS, that means whole fruits & veggies, whole grains & legumes, fresh meat, fish & dairy the way they came from nature, with nothing added.  (This does NOT include processed foods that have been dehydrated, are in syrup or sauce, have preservatives, etc.)

2) READ FOOD LABELS- You should never trust a product just by the label.  Don't buy anything that contains ingredients you cannot pronounce, they are almost always chemicals!

3) Do NOT use Diet food products.  Go ahead, read the labels...9 times out of 10, these so- called "diet foods" contain more chemicals and preservatives than they do actual food!  If you're going to have butter, have a pat of the real thing.

4) Ditch the soda!  There is nothing good about soda whatsoever.  Diet soda is even worse.  This goes back to reading the food labels partIf you have an immense craving for it, try home-brewed iced tea with real unbleached sugar instead.

5) Buy only wildcaught fish (No farm-raised fish) and meat & poultry produced without growth hormones and antibiotics.  In many countries the practice of additivies to any meat is illegal or unheard of.  Look for packages that specifically state "Not produced with growth hormones and antibiotics."  If you don't see that label, it means that it is.

6) The majority of your diet should consist of vegetables and fruits, next are whole grains& legumes, after that fish, dairy/lean meats/poultry.

7) You can have your burgers and cake!  Allow room in your diet for a cheat meal every now and then, but only for the taste of it....don't eat cheat meals to sustain your appetite.  They are to be thought of astreats, and eaten in moderation.

8) Include extra virgin olive oil, and extra virgin coconut oil in your cooking and seasoning.  These oils provide many benefits

9) Discover a variety of herbs and spices to add to your foods to make them aromatic and exciting to eat.

10) Stear clear of emotional eating, and only eat when you are hungry, not as a distraction.  Replace emotional eating with something else like calling a friend, reading a book, or watching a movie.

11) Drink more pure spring or filtered water.  Have one full glass in the morning to start your day and get your digestive system going.
Bring a bottle of water with you wherever you go, and drink that in place of sodas and juices for hydration.

12) Keep salt and sugar intake to a minimum

13) Stay active!  Find activities that you enjoy and incorporate them into your lifestyle.  This does not mean yolu have to do intense workouts, but get at least 30- 45 minutes of moderate activity 4 or more times a week.

14) De-stress on a regular basis.  Stress can cause a host of ailments including weight gain!  Find your own method of healthy de-stressing such as yoga, reading, meditating, dancing, talking, whatever floats your boat!

These ladies followed our guidelines with great success!  Read more about their stories.

Incorporate these guidelines into a lifestyle change, and you will never do another fad diet again!

*These statements have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician.  You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment. You should consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

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