This isn’t about how much, how often, or where you eat the food. It’s about good choices.
- Commercially raised beef, veal, pork, lamb, organ meats, luncheon meats, sausages.
- Alcoholic beverages, sweet sodas.
- White rice and all flour products: breads, muffins, cookies, noodles, pasta, cakes, crackers, matzoh, breakfast cereals (except Wheatena, oatmeal, or oat bran).
- Refined or unrefined sugar, artificial sweeteners, honey,barley malt, maple syrup, rice syrup, and other natural sweeteners.
Eat no more than once or twice per week:
Corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, carrots,and beets because of their high carbohydrate content. Other fruits, jams, jellies, fruit juice, and dried fruit because of their high sugar content
Emphasize healthful drinks:
Drink eight glasses of mineral or spring water per day, flavored with a dash of lemon or a squeeze of lime, if you like. Carbonated seltzer water is fine. Make use of flavorful herbal teas for taste — warm in winter, iced in summer.
Fresh vegetable juice, such as carrot or beet juice made with a juicer. Consider healthful green drinks. These are powder mixes of freeze dried high-chlorophyll plants, like barley greens, spirulina, and blue green algae.
Enjoy in healthful moderation
Four ounces of whole grains per day, such as brown rice,millet, bulgur wheat, buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth, barley,rolled oats. Eat as much as you like — it’s hard to overdose on beans. Use canned kidney beans, black beans, or chick peas as a garnish for your chef’s salad. Dehydrated bean soups make a good snack.
Emphasize Healthful Protein into your diet
Sources include: Fish (especially fresh salmon, trout, tuna, and mackerel) which are good also for their content of omega-3 oils. You can eat any reasonable quantity, every day if you like, preferably cooked by broiling, poaching, baking, stir-fry or grilling. If you like, cook with a small quantity of olive oil. Experiment with the creative use of herbal marinades made with garlic, thyme, or Cajun spices. Beer makes a good marinade for fish. Try sauteing fish in wine; the alcohol will evaporate and the fragrance of wine will be sealed in. Avoid breaded fish, since the fat retention and starch content add unnecessary calories. Sushi can be an excellent way to eat mackerel, salmon, and tuna in their healthiest uncooked form.
Diet with exercise is the best method of losing weight
Even if dieting is very successful for you, think about what your body is going to look like. Sagging skin and no muscle tone is not as attractive as sculpted muscles and a contoured look. You can take years off your appearance just by keeping your body toned and tight.
Exercise is work. Why work hard at burning fat just to put it back on again at your next meal? You can workout extremely hard but if it’s followed by an “eat whatever I want” attitude it will take considerably longer to reach fitness goals. And, they may never be achieved.
For optimal results, put diet and exercise together. They work hand in hand. One boosts calorie burning by adding more calorie burning muscle in your body. The other limits the amount of calories taken in. Put them both together for a great body that will stay that way for years to come.