May 24th, 2013 — food, grazing, nutrition, snacking, Weight Loss Journal, wellness
Losing weight and getting healthy is about a lot more than simply avoiding foods that are high in fat. Many people unfortunately make the mistake of removing higher calorie foods from their diet without replacing those foods with healthier substitutions. Starving yourself, though it may seem to be, is never going to be an effective method of losing weight healthfully.
There is a common misconception in the world of dieting and exercise, which is that eating healthy should need to be difficult which isn't the case. Eating right and eating healthy does not have to be hard or difficult by any means. It does not have to cost a lot of money and it does not have to require all of your time. Once you know what foods are going to excel in terms of ease of use, versatility and nutrient density, you can improve your ability to diet and obtain health more easily.
The real trick is to keep easy and healthy options on hand for whenever you need to grab a snack or a meal on the go. Preparation truly is the key when it comes to providing healthy options and making sure that you eat the right foods. When you keep healthy options on hand, such as nuts or apples, then you will be providing yourself with a tasty snack that offers plenty of health benefits as well. This is an excellent replacer to foods that are low in terms of nutritional value and high in calories.
Rather that eating foods that are lacking in nutrients and loaded with calories, you should be adding some of the following foods to your nutrition plan every day so that you an get healthy, lose weight, feel good and stay fuller longer.
Oatmeal is an excellent snack or breakfast food. It is packed with protein, fiber and carbohydrates. It is simple and inexpensive to make, and you can easily make it even more nutritious by adding fruits and berries to it.
Apples are simple and portable, so you can bring them anywhere. They are perfect portions of fruit and make an excellent source of vital nutrients such as fiber. All you have to do is wash them and they are good to go.
Yogurt is filled with calcium, carbohydrates and protein. Yogurt comes in handy portable containers which means you can take the perfect portion with you wherever you go. Look for yogurt varieties containing live active cultures as they have added nutritional benefits.
Spinach is a "superfood" loaded up with minerals, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and plenty of antioxidants. It works well in salads, sandwiches and wraps.
Berries are perfect for adding to yogurt, adding to oatmeal or eating on their own. They are rich in antioxidants and delicious and are ready to eat once they've been washed.
Beans are an excellent source of both protein and fiber, and they serve as an excellent protein source for vegetarians.
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