Weight Loss, Eat More of the Good Things

Weight loss is often associated with dieting. The key to my success with reducing pounds and keeping them off is what I eat and what I do but not restricted to a diet plan. Some people need a plan to follow or someone to tell them what to do. If that is what you need for a healthy lifestyle then find a plan that is a lifestyle change and not a diet plan.

The best way to become healthy and stay healthy is concentrating on eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. The answer is simple eat more. Of course, fresh, frozen, dried fruits and vegetables to include 100% fruit and vegetable juices. Fruit and vegetables in the can is okay but watch for added sugars in whatever variety you chose.

For snacks, carrot sticks, celery sticks with natural peanut butter, apple slices, orange slices, grapefruit half, broccoli bites and of course a 8 ounce serving of juice (100% fruit or vegetable juice). Try adding a different fruit or vegetable each week to keep things “fresh”.

For a quick snack, I pick up a can of V-8, a glass of grapefruit juice or a serving of cranberry juice. All have vitamin-C and other needed vitamins and minerals to help fight disease and to supply your body with the recommended daily allowance.

Some of my other favorites, which are high in Vitamin C, are bell peppers (red, yellow and green) , strawberries, cauliflower and I discovered papaya on a mission trip to Brazil. I was told by the missionary family that some papaya each morning for breakfast would help keep my body regular while there. It worked. Also, don’t forget that Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body including cartilage, bones and teeth.

So think healthy lifestyle and weight loss will be a by-product if that is a goal of yours.

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