Part 1: Healthy Weight Loss – Natural and Fast

healthy weight loss

There are different ways to lose weight; some of them are not very smart, like yo-yo dieting or taking drugs that could harm your liver or body. However, there are healthy weight loss dieting plans that can help you lose weight efficiently, fairly quickly, and will help you feel and look great. Eating HEALTHY (emphasis should be that, not weight loss… if you eat healthy the weight should be a natural consequence) will kick-start your body into fast weight loss mode, lower cholesterol, lower risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and improve overall health.

Healthy weight loss – vegetables

Greens, greens, greens. Eat 1-2 cups (minimum) of LEAFY greens every day, preferably raw, or even cooked, in salads, in recipes, grab-and-go munch food, etc. Whether it is spinach, Swiss chard, wheat grass, kale, parsley, Italian parsley, cilantro, turnip greens, collard greens, or mixed baby greens, try to get them into your diet on a daily basis. Lettuce, unlike greens, have very little nutrition and may not induce as much of a healthy weight loss in comparison.

Consider making my famous berries-nuts salad, which are greens and a slight touch of LIGHT fruity dressing, fresh berries, and a handful of raw nuts (see below in protein section). Despite that it has fruit, consider adding a tiny bit of minced onion as this sets off the taste in a wonderful way.

There is a plethora of vegetables out there that you can eat to your heart’s desire! You can eat them sliced, minced, cut up into salads, whole, cooked or raw, as a side dish, as a main dish, or on their own as a snack. The sky is the limit on eating healthy veggies! Just stay away from unnecessary toppings like salt and butter or too much oil. Extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil are the top oil choices.

Healthy weight loss – proteins

Healthy weight loss plans typically will include a diet that is high in fiber, vegetables and fruits, and perhaps a few ounces of meat, seafood, fish, or eggs 2-3 times per week for both protein and amino acids.

Many people eat an overabundance of protein, when vegetables (especially raw) and fruits should make up at least 50-70% of the diet. Excellent non-meat sources of protein can include tempeh, tofu, soybeans, beans, and especially raw nuts (avoid roasted/cooked nuts as the oils are not healthy once heated).

Healthy weight loss often includes a handful of mixed—preferably raw, when possible—nuts and seeds (whole or slivered almonds, pecans, walnuts, pepitas/pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, etc.) combined, perhaps, with some dried fruits like raisins, golden raisins, dried blueberries, dried cranberries or acai berries.

A handful of this nut-seed-fruit mixture a couple times a day helps keep hunger at bay, plus energizes you. Sprinkle this mixture on a cut banana and a dash of raw cacao nibs (with perhaps a touch of agave nectar) in the morning for breakfast or as a dessert! It is also great in plain oatmeal to sweeten it up naturally without sugar.

Nuts and seeds can also be sprouted for an amazing healthy boost in nutrition! You can even buy store-bought breads with sprouted grains in them.

CONTINUE TO Part 2: Healthy Weight Loss – Natural and Fast

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