Don’t resolve to start a diet this New Year – make a resolution To Get Healthy .
Instead, focus on foods not gimmicks or scam diets. Health comes from good foods that you already know you’re supposed to eat: don’t worry about low calorie, low fat or low sodium.
Focus on fat and an eating plan
Focus on fat, not on your weight. People with greater levels of intra-abdominal fat (fat around your waistline) need to pay attention to this before it gets out of control. If it’s already out of control, do something now. I Quit Sugar (IQS) is a good tool for getting where you need to be, no gimmicks, just real food that you make.
You will eat more nuts and veggies and say goodbye cookies and cake. You’ll also reduce white stuff like – bread, rice and pasta. Results will happen.
The goal of a good eating plan is to consume less processed foods that come in boxes, bags or cans. The ingredient lists of your food should not read like a science experiment. If you can’t pronounce it, you shouldn’t be putting it in your mouth.
You’re going to cook
Healthy eating centers on whole foods, primarily fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils, and whole grains. These foods have to be prepped and cooked. This will keep you full and does not play havoc with your metabolic system like sugar-based processed foods.
You will have a secondary focus on reduced portions of meat. You don’t have to go Vegan, but overall we eat way too much meat. Time to cut back.
Primary Vegetarianism/Vegan is how my wife and I keep healthy and fit. Try it for 8 weeks and you will feel better automatically when you’re done. You don’t have to quit sugar and processed foods forever, just reduce it. You will see and feel the difference with weight loss and increased mental clarity.
Try this 8 week program right now. You are worth it.
See quick results by killing liquid calories
DRINK more water and STOP liquid calories: soda, foo-foo coffees, fruit juice and excessive alcohol. you will see instant results.
Losing fat is about 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise. Weight loss is dependent on what you put in your mouth because you can reduce calorie intake much easier than you can burn calories from exercise. Many people trying to lose weight could never generate the physical output to burn 600-1000 calories in a day.
That’s why controlling eating is so important. Reducing food consumption without being too hungry is much easier.
The secret to making fat loss work is paying attention to when you are hungry. Don’t watch TV and eat. Snacking is not an activity. I take the advice of J. S. Pollard M.D. “Stop eating like you are in high school.”
Are you over 40 and still plowing through Doritos, a honeybun and a Mountain Dew? Uh-oh, time to grow up.
You can take charge and make this work. Don’t do this by yourself. Get a partner because it is so easy to justify a piece of cake or fast food.
Start exercising now. Start by walking if you have to. If you’re ready for more than that, start CrossFit. It is by far the best workout you can get and you can do it.
Get on it – See what happens – Fail often – Get on it again