5 Healthy Foods for busy executives on a fat loss diet.
How are your new years resolutions going so far? Was your goal to lose weight and get fit like most people all over the world?
We our now into the 3rd week of the new year and if you have started your fat loss diet than your food choices are important.
By simply choosing:
- fresh fruits and vegetables,
- lean proteins and wild fish,
- beans, and whole grains
While reducing all those processed fast foods and sugar can lead to a happier and healthier YOU.
Once you’ve decided to eat healthy and live a healthier lifestyle, how do you begin your fat loss diet?
- Start by making a list the things that you would like to change.
- define the benefits you expect from your new eating plan and healthy lifestyle.
- Research healthy options and healthy choices available and identify the many prepackaged, processed junk foods that are sapping your energy and ruining your health.
Healthy eating for your fat loss diet doesn’t have to be complicated.
The next step involves cleaning up your kitchen.
- Replace those unhealthy manufactured foods like cookies, sugar coated cereals and toaster pastries with whole grains and oats.
- Then move on to your refrigerator and replace that sour cream with plain yogurt, try milk alternatives from almonds and coconuts, replace your condiments with spices and learn to mix simple healthy salad dressings.
If you don’t want to waste your current food supply, promise yourself to replace each unhealthy food with a healthier alternative as soon as you use it up and throw it away.
These gradual changes are easier to maintain and lead to healthier lifelong habits.
Eating healthy and natural foods will also help your body cleanse itself of accumulated chemicals and toxins.
Detoxification (detox for short) is your body’s natural process of eliminating toxins and waste.
Your liver, kidneys and lymphatic systems work together as a team to ensure that these toxins are carried away by your blood and excreted through sweat, urine and stool.
By introducing or adding more fruits, vegetable, juices and fresh water into your diet, you’ll help promote this cleansing and detoxification of your body.
Here are my 5 healthy suggestions:
- Fresh fruits are high in fiber, antioxidants and vitamins. Lemons, oranges and grapefruits provide Vitamin C which helps convert and eliminate toxins. Lemons also promote liver and kidney function. Choose organic fruits if available.
- Green leafy vegetables. Green vegetables like kale, spinach, alfalfa, arugula and chard contain Chlorophyll which binds with heavy metals (like lead), pesticides and herbicides allowing them to be eliminated and flushed out of your body. Use them in salads or smoothies. Again, organic or locally grown if available and clean these leafy greens well.
- Raw vegetables. Find ways to use raw vegetables like onions, carrots, asparagus, cabbage, and cauliflower which contain natural sulphurs to help the liver detox and eliminate accumulated chemicals. Use them in salads, as healthy snacks.
- Drink more water. Replace unhealthy drinks like sodas and syrupy coffee drinks with fresh clean water. Water flushes your body’s filters, the liver and kidneys and increases blood volume.
- Green tea. Drinking green tea is another healthy choice. Green teas are loaded with antioxidants including catechins which increase liver function and also flush your kidneys.
Regardless of your reasons for choosing to eat healthier, the benefits can be amazing and include:
- increased energy levels,
- decreased weight,
- less stress,
- lower blood pressure
- decreased risk for diabetes and heart disease.
Start making healthy choices today!
Topic: How to start your Fat loss diet, The best diet for busy executives