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Mind vs. Body
Mind vs. Body: Which is a more powerful tool to lose weight. How many weight loss plans have you tried? Have you attempted all of the fad diets, the strict diets that involved doctor’s supervision, diets assisted with over the counter medication, and many others? If several diets have failed for you in the past it may be time for something different. Instead of dieting, change your perspective by focusing on whole foods. Whole foods consist of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
These healthy foods can be nature’s effective weight loss plan. Think of the morning coffee or afternoon soda you drink. Chances are it is loaded with high fructose corn syrup or another high carbohydrate sweetener. Even if you are not drinking regular soda or blended coffees, chances are you are consuming plenty of empty calories. These are calories that come with very little, if any, nutritional benefit. Whole foods have far fewer calories and plenty of healthy benefits. Many whole foods are full of healthy nutrients. Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and are a lean source of protein. Whole grains are often high in lean proteins and fiber. Nuts, seeds and many other natural foods have a long list of health benefits. Fish and healthy oils can contain omega 3 fatty acids which can prevent heard diseases and other issues.
One of the best advantages of whole foods is you can teach your taste buds what food is supposed to taste like. So many of us are used to processed and packaged junk food that we may have forgotten what food tastes like in its natural state. A TV dinner may be convenient but those mashed potatoes, green beans and corn are a far cry from farm fresh produce. Blanched green beans, grilled corn, or baked sweet potato fries can taste like the actual food rather than frozen meals that may be full of sodium and empty calories.
A balanced diet that is based around whole foods often leads to you having more energy. Whether it is from snacking on fresh vegetables throughout the day, starting off with a batch of whole grains from rolled oats in the morning, or having a balanced and healthy dinner most people just have more energy when they are eating natural foods. This extra energy can let you get more exercise throughout the day and may leave you with enough energy for a full workout before or after work. Sometimes all it takes to jump start your diet is a little extra energy to get you moving more!
Weight loss plans can be helpful to many people. If you have tried several and not been able to lose weight and keep it off it may be time to just change your attitude. Learning to incorporate more whole foods into your diet can limit empty calories, add extra nutrients, teach you to crave healthier foods, and give you more energy throughout the day. Instead of counting carbs, fat or all calories it may be time to simply learn to eat more natural, whole foods.