The Healthy Way To Lose Weight
Common weight loss diets tend to be of short duration, difficult to maintain with questionable results. They are probably THE most unhealthy way to lose weight. Since they are short term solutions, returning to your old ways is inevitable, along with the old results.
Instead, it seems more logical to consider that your current diet may be the problem to your weight issue. So a long term approach may yield more positive results.
It has to be said that the current western diet is typically unhealthy, not only in terms of gaining excess weight.
The processed food, the junk food, the packet food do nothing to supply your nutritional needs. This leads to constant hunger as your body valiantly hopes the next meal may provide some essential nutrition.
Any processing automatically reduces the nutrient content, so it’s best to keep this to a minimum. Cooking, freezing, blending, juicing, drying are all inevitable processes in preparing meals at home . However, when you purchase processed food, you can be sure it has undergone many processes.
Take white sugar, white flour, white rice. They have all been processed to remove the highly nutritious fibre that is essential for the body to digest and utilise the food.
Not only that, but the processing itself can use hazardous catalysts, residues of which will always remain.
Take oils. Seed oils are considered healthy, but are they? They have undergone many processes. And the result is an oil high in omega 6. Not only is this not in keeping with your long term health, cooking at high temperatures that these oils allow, adds in an extra problem.
In reality, the food you eat needs to be as close to the original food as possible, to gain the nutritional benefits. In other words, it needs to be whole food. You’ll never come to harm munching on a sugar cane, that the processed sugar will cause.
It’s not just the nutrition that whole foods provide. They also nurture your microbiome, as essential key to good digestion and one that is destroyed so easily by drugs, especially antibiotics.
High Fibre Diets
Your diet is key to your health. High fibre diets undoubtedly offer you an easy and healthy way to lose weight AND to remain healthy.
Fibre is the key to a healthy gut. Without fibre, your gut cannot perform properly. You will develop one of the many problems to a varying degree, such as constipation, leaky gut, bloating, stomach cramps, etc. And that means more health problems as absorption of nutrition will be impaired. You can’t be healthy if you’re not getting (or absorbing) the right nutrients.
Fibre is only contained in produce - fruit and veggies. There is no fibre in animal protein. There is no fibre in processed food, because it is the fibre that is removed to make the sugar white, the flour white, the rice white. Think of white food as poisonous food. It certainly has that effect.
Dairy has no fibre. The nutritional content of dairy is created for the baby of mother who supplied that milk. It’s all wrong for humans. Cows milk has a totally different nutritional content than human milk. In addition, dairy is not a natural food for those who have been weaned. And white the calcium content may be high, it is not in a bio-available form for us.
So fibre is only present in whole, natural produce. It is present in dried and frozen fruit and veggies, but fresh produce provides the best value, the healthiest option.
When you consume a high fibre diet, you eat an abundance of fruit and vegetables. They are your staple foods. You can eat them fresh, in smoothies, dried, thawed, juiced or cooked. You can graze on them during the day, with no deleterious effect on your health or your weight. Quite the opposite.
The Healthy Way To Lose Weight
Much fruit is the original in fast food and comes prepackaged, with biodegradable packaging.
What about protein, you may counter? Humans need around 10% protein. As long as you eat a variety of fruit and veggies, you will get that. Nuts and seeds are high in protein and are part of a high fibre diet as are legumes and green leafy vegetables.
What about calcium, you ask? Green leafy vegetables contain all the calcium, as well as other macro minerals (and trace elements) you need. Not only that, but it is in a form that is quickly and easily absorbed.
A high fibre diet will create more bowel movements than a low fibre diet. Two or three motions a day, possibly more if you’re eating a lot, is normal and healthy, all things considered.
High fibre diets also have an abundance of omega 3, the one amino acid that you need and is essential for a healthy body. It is present in many seeds and nuts as well as green leafy vegetables.
A plant based diet is the healthiest diet for dynamic, energetic, slim, tough and resilient humans. For an extra edge to that, use a certified organic or organically home growth. Many of the pesticides and herbicides used in commercial farming inhibit our uptake of essential nutrients. For example, the common and global use of glyphosate (an ingredient in roundup) prevents uptake of cobalt (leading to vitamin B12 deficient) and manganese (essential for many body processes).
A healthy way to lose weight starts by looking at your current diet and making the necessary changes. The long term benefits include no restrictions on quantity and more vital health.
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