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Best Ways to Prevent Obesity

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013 by Hayley James No Comments

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Prevent obesity by eating!

(What?!!)

Okay, you can stop scratching your head now. You read it right. The answer to obesity is not eating less or starving yourself to death with all the fad diets on the market. It is about eating well.

1. Do not skip breakfast

Contrary to what most people think that skipping breakfast will lose them a few pounds, studies actually show eating a healthy breakfast helps one consume fewer calories throughout the day.

2. Choose to eat foods high in fiber

High-fiber foods keeps you full with few calories and little fat.  Eating more whole grains provides you with a good source of nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin B6.

3. Eat Raw, Leafy Green Vegetables

Aside from the fact that greens and raw vegetables are remarkably low in calories, they are also high in water, rich in vitamins C and E, folate, and carotenoids which are important for your overall health.

4. Eat fish, chicken and beans

Fish, chicken and beans are good sources of protein. Although, you should not overdo on the portion of protein, it is just as important to eat some protein with every meal. When you're dieting getting enough protein helps you lose the fat, not the muscle.

5. Go for the healthy nuts

The healthy fat in nuts is deemed to make people feel full which can prevent cravings and can help you shed the pounds. The protein in nuts also uses calories as it gets digested. According to studies, the majority of people who eat nuts on a regular basis have lower BMIs than those who don’t.

6. Take in a lot of calcium
Aside from protein, calcium is an essential element on how fat is broken down and stored. Note that the more calcium in a fat cell, the more fat it burns. You can eat low-fat dairy foods, broccoli and fortified orange juice as most effective sources of calcium.
 

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Choosing A Raw Food Diet For Weight Loss Success

Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Hayley James No Comments

Raw food diets can be a natural way to help in weight loss, maintain good health and increase energy levles too!

There are many different raw foods available for us to eat too. There are a large number of different fruits, nuts, vegetables, and meats for us to incorporate into our raw food diet. However, with all these choices we can make mistakes in our consumption of these foods.

Raw fruits provide us with many needed vitamins, nutrients and they taste good. But there are some types of fruit that, when eaten in quantities which are too high, can cause us more health issues than they help to prevent. Generally speaking these are citrus fruits such as:- 

  • oranges 
  • grapefruits
  • pineapples  
  • lemons 

Each of these four fruits has high acidic levels and while they are good in moderation on a raw food diet, too much of them can be a bad thing. Because of these fruit’s high level of acid, if too much is consumed, the acid builds in the stomach and your body will try to get rid of it – fast, usually eliminating it in the form of diarrhea, before the acid begins deteriorating the stomach lining.

Another point about citrus fruit acid is that, in large daily quantities, the acid can actually soften the enamel that makes our teeth hard, to the point that the teeth can break.

The above is not to discourage you from including citrus fruits in your daily food intake. In fact, citrus fruits eaten on a raw food diet are highly suggested, but in reasonable moderation and in accordance with the amount of acid your body can handle in a healthy way.

Just as in all things in our lives, balance is the key principle to establishing and maintaining a healthy raw food diet.