At any given time most Americans are on a diet or plan to be on one. The phrase calories in, calories out is prevalent. Yet not all calories are equal. Just because something is low in calories does not necessarily make it healthy. Diet soda may be low in calories but it not only doesn’t contribute to your health it may detract from it. Being thin and being healthy are not necessarily the same thing. Eating for health will help prevent disease and may prevent an early death, AND will help keep you trim. If you eat for health, weight loss will follow.
Eating whole unprocessed foods will help or reverse chronic inflammation, which can cause a plethora of diseases including heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Eating healthy has shown to turn off genes that promote disease and turn on the genes that protect against disease.
The best eating plan excludes chemicals (fake sugar, etc.), unhealthy carbs (sugar and refined carbs), and “bad” fats (saturated and trans fats) as well as processed foods. Processed food has unnatural elements in that your body simply does not know how to metabolize. In addition to eliminating “fake food” cutting back on sugar intake is essential. Sugar not only plays havoc with insulin levels but it’s also been proven to feed tumors.
Food that has a high nutritional value is always the best choice, in the long and short term. Make sure to have plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and low fat protein. Mix it up, so that you get a broad spectrum of foods.
Once you start eating this way you will start feeling good, guaranteed. Eating for health will sustain you long term and will keep you trim. Sounds win-win to me.
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