http://goo.gl/ZBICTH – #NaturalFoodDiet So I am turning a page this New Year. I have discovered the secret of natural diet and I am going to follow it (Yes I will). I definitely don’t kill my own food (I can’t even stand the thought of it!), or grow my own vegetables, but I do try to eat organic as much as possible, especially when it counts. There is space in the industry for a wide variety of “perfect” diets, because there is no cookie-cutter formula for optimal health. Natural diet isn’t what our parents told us to eat, it’s not what our “cool” friends eat, it not even what comes just naturally, it is the diet that is healthiest for us and is most consistent with our anatomy, physiology, and instincts. Nutrition is a personal pursuit, but finding the right diet for your life is paramount.
My diet from tomorrow:
Whole Foods: Whole grains, whole wheat and whole meal foods are packed with nutrients that are essential for health and weight loss: fiber, vitamins and minerals. They don’t contain any hidden sugars or artificial substances that hinder digestion, overload your liver and stop your body from burning fat.
Fresh Fruits and veggies: Make your own juice, soup and purée using fresh produce, and eat organic if you can (organic produce contains very little, if any, chemical substances).
Oats: Oats are filling, which makes it hard to believe that they can help you lose weight. But eating a portion in the morning for breakfast as part of a low-calorie diet is great.
Beans: Each tiny bean is packed with nutrients, including protein and fiber, while remaining low in calories and full of slow-release energy. This means you’ll feel fuller, while the high protein content will help firm up your muscles and keep you toned.
What I will do (or rather will try to do)
If like me you are aiming to get a flat stomach by eating sensibly and healthily try hot water with lemon juice as a wake up drink, fresh fruit salad, organic/soy milk, yoghurt, mixed nuts or seeds, whole meal toasts, dark green leafy vegetables, eggs and red meat for day meals. They will help your body process food and maintain top health (while you focus on reducing bloat-inducing foods such as certain meat, fats, sugars and booze).
Furthermore don’t hesitate to ask your doctor about your dietary needs, as food is the most powerful form of medicine.