Monday, October 14th, 2019

Great Weight Loss Tips – Are You Food Smart

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You’ve heard the term “You Are What You Eat”. Let’s tackle the subject and look at the far-reaching consequences of nutrient deficiency and health issues caused by the foods we eat and the additives in those foods. Healthy recipes for weight loss can be simple, quick and easy to prepare, contain your “food favorites”, and increase critical nutrients. Healthy recipes for weight loss can be found in recipe books available at your local bookstore, perhaps on your own shelf at home, or through our purchase library here at Whole Health Solutions.

Lifestyle Diseases (also sometimes called diseases of longevity or diseases of civilization interchangeably) are maladies that appear to increase in frequency as countries become more industrialized, and people live longer. Diseases such as diabetes, cancer, coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, and emphysema, are examples that cause physical aches and pains, reduce mobility, create organ transplant considerations, and bring about premature death.

HOW DO YOU FEEL?

No Pep Slow To Wake Up In The Morning Overweight Difficulty Falling Asleep Split Fingernails Colds And Infections Constipation Headaches And Backaches Bleeding Gums Sinus Trouble Poor Digestion Dry Skin Need Stimulants Nervousness Or Depression Require Tranquilizers Various Aches And Pains

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO FEEL?

Most of the aforementioned diseases are self-correcting when certain lifestyle adjustments are made, including diet, supplementation to fill in the nutritional gaps, and exercise.

What would a well-rested, pain free day of energy, vitality, and athleticism, look like?”

You wakeup to a beautiful day after getting a good night’s sleep of about 8 or 9 hours, and upon stretching out, you notice you have excellent range of motion, and no aches or pains in the typical areas such as lower back or neck/shoulder. A normal bowel movement, one of at least two in a day is quite normal, and removes the waste products and toxins from the body. Your weight is normal for height and age, no need for stimulants or prescription medicines, and your last medical indicated all organs are functioning normally. Bloodstream levels of key nutrients are in the normal range as indicated by your annual blood test, so biomarkers for the aforementioned diseases are satisfyingly low. Physical activity is not a strain, and actually feels good. What a great day!

Biological Concept Of Health And Disease

In his latest book “How to get well – The Practical Handbook on Natural Healing”; Paavo Airola, PHD. N.D. discusses the rapid development of the chemical and physical sciences during the last century. A tremendously negative influence upon medical thinking has slowed down the progress of natural healing. The Biological Medicine position takes exception to the “symptomatic drug-therapy” approach to treatment of disease. The biological concept of medicine is based on irrefutable data that the primary cause of disease is not the bacteria or virus, but the weakened resistance caused by poor health habits, physical and emotional stressors.

Guidelines For Healthy Eating

Many people find basic dietary changes to be the toughest part of a wellness program. Eating at “fast food” restaurants several times per week is common.

Do you skip meals? Do you prefer a soft drink to water or tea? Do you eat high fat foods? Many fats and oils are beneficial, but do you know how to recognize them? Do you know why high fat foods are tempting?

The commercial food industry is adding over 5000 food additives including artificial flavorings, preservatives, colors, thickeners, sweeteners, and emulsifiers. Food taste enhancers known as excitoxins, make food taste better and have a longer shelf life. Limit your consumption of overly processed foods.

Whole Foods

Enjoy your food and be adventurous. Healthy recipes for weight loss should include your favorite foods while cutting the portion size. Look to increase your protein, while decreasing your carbohydrates. Always eat more vegetables. We will teach you when to purchase organic; the taste is much greater then “commercially” grown fruits and vegetables, and contains a higher nutrient content. Beef, chicken, pork and lamb should be certified “free of growth hormones”. Growth hormones are used by the livestock industry to increase animal weight. Consuming the animal products creates the same weight gain in humans.

Eat A Variety Of Foods

No single food can supply all the nutrients. The Food Guide Pyramid can help identify important foods, their purpose, and their recommended intake.

Find The Fiber

The average American consumes less than 12 grams of fiber per day while Asians consume 35 grams of fiber or more. With a decreased amount of fiber in the diet, the incidence of heart attacks, cancer of the colon and rectum, gallstones, and diabetes increase, in direct proportion to the fiber decrease.

Eat Plenty Of Fruit And Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are considered protective foods. They are full of antioxidant nutrients and other protective plant compounds. They are low in calories, high in fiber and low in fat. Filling up on these foods helps you avoid others that may be more harmful.

Restrict Your Use Of Salt

Fluid balance is important. Excessive sodium raises blood pressure, causes water retention and dries out your largest organ, the skin.

Limit Refined Sugar

Refined sugar dangerously raises blood glucose levels, and stresses the pancreas, and creates post consumption energy lows. Soft drinks, which contain huge amounts of sugar, increases your potential for Type II diabetes.

Final Thought

The majority of healthcare dollars in the USA – over $800 billion – is spent on the treatment of conditions that are largely preventable. Healthy recipes for weight loss start with a plan. Compile ideas and knowledge from the articles and resources we’ve included. Contact us by email, or follow the links to acquire the solutions you seek. With over 35 years of helping others to accomplish their goals, we would like to help you accomplish yours. Take action and achieve the health and vitality you deserve.

About the author

Frank Carrannante wrote 16 articles on this blog.

Frank Carrannate is passionate about helping people to live a well rounded healthier lifestyle - including weight loss, skin care and a healthy home. He has been involved with Shaklee as an Independent Distributor for over 33 years, and helps other people establish their home based businesses and fulfill their dreams of financial freedom.

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