Healthy Food Can Help Your Weight Loss
Healthy Food Can Help Your Weight Loss : We have said that eating healthy foods will definitely help you lose weight. And someone may ask what constitutes healthy foods? My personal definition of healthy foods is the green vegetable foods and fruits. These I also call the clean foods as they are clean, low in calories and do not have any residues after eating them.
Unlike the high calorie foods and its fatty cousins which always leave bad residues of waste in your system, fruits and vegetables do not leave such residues that are why I see fruits and vegetables as healthy foods. On the meaty side, clean foods include foods like chicken, turkey and fish.
These meats are lean on fat and calories compared to raw beef. Lentils, dry beans and peas are also passing as clean foods. When one starts eating from the green vegetable and lean meat foods listed above, they will start losing weight because of the fact that fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods have high concentration of complex carbohydrates and fiber in them which the body can slowly absorb them and thus cause our hunger pangs to be satisfied quickly and efficiently.
The case against processed foods is that because their nutritional values are low and the fact that they do not make us feel full easily like the natural foods, they do not make us feel satisfied and this like addiction causes us to want to eat more of it when we know for sure that it is against our weight loss or maintenance goals.
I once read a book about natural foods and the author said in that book that bad foods like drugs leave behind their unhealthy residue of waste behind after eating them so that as the residues stay in our system, it causes us to want to eat more to cover up the poisoning effect of that residues.
You see, when we are not eating, our stomach gets into the mode for cleansing and when that happens, the poisons are all bubbled up from the tissues of our stomach into the surface.
When that happens we start feeling sick or weak and this I have found out that when it happens will cause people to eat more foods to stop the stomach’s cleansing work thus stopping the poisons from coming up to the surface and with this stopping comes our relief from the weakness that the food residues now turning into poison causes us to feel.
Usually, people who undergo long periods of fasting for detoxification purpose experience this effect but even if you are not fasting one can still experience a mild form of this experience which even that is not convenient.
This explains why people who eat junk food tend to eat more and that as already mentioned above is to stop them from getting sick or weak from the poisons in their stomachs that the stomach is trying to evict at ever chance of not eating for a few hours of time.
Even though manufactures of food argue that there is a need to include preservatives into our foods to preserve them and make them last longer, the side effect of such practice is not good as it has caused many of industrialized world’s health to deteriorate as it stands now .
Perhaps our biggest nutritional mistake has been turning away from foods in their natural state. We have replaced them with processed foods that have been modified to last longer, be easier to manufacture and distribute, and be more convenient to store and use.
For example, when I go to the grocery store, I see apple Juice that has no fiber at all and then when I go to a health food store, I see apple Juice with the fiber in them.
Unfortunately the apple Juice with the fiber in them are expensive and they are not found any where except in health food stores so a great majority of the population do not get access to the healthy apple Juice except the one that has been heavily processed and all the fiber taken out from them. The apple Juice with the fiber in them are the good ones because they are full of fiber and are able to help aid weight loss and good health.
The apple Juice with no fiber is usually full of added sugars and they tend to contain more calories than the regular apple or the apple Juice with the fiber. This is to say that process foods are not good that is why they are usually less expensive than the healthy unprocessed equivalents.
Natural foods are good for our health and can easily aid us in losing weight and staying healthy. It is full of vitamins, minerals and fiber and contains cancer fighting antioxidants that are contained in natural unprocessed foods. These foods help reduce the risk of suffering from diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer and even help us to reduce weight and stay fit and healthy.
Processed foods can be added to what I call bad foods because they are usually unhealthy for us and contain a lot of salt, sugar, preservatives, saturated and trans fats. Most nutritionists will tell you that the outer shell of food is generally more nutritious than the part we think we should eat, but unfortunately it is the outer part of the food that is thrown away because it is unfit to eat.
Take potatoes for example, the outer skin is more nutritious than the inner food but most people will remove the outer skin and eat the starch inside. Since processed foods have no fiber in them and are full of additives and food coloring for color, they are unhealthy for us and in many cases can make a person sick.
The human body needs a clean environment to stay healthy and eating food doused with chemicals and foreign substances will not help us at all but will make people worse off. But as suggested above, eating healthy natural foods with high fiber and natural nutrients is good for us and can help us lose weight and stay healthy and lean.
This will keep you from being needlessly hungry but will help protect you from hunger pangs and cause you to stay slim, healthy and enjoy your life to the fullest. Always remember that it is not about the taste or quantity of food that is important but the quality of the food and the health being promoted which is important and having no food residue left in our system also means that cravings for bad food will be eliminated or drastically reduced.
Losing and maintaining weight is so important that one cannot play it. This has led me to write the article above to remind health conscious people that the benefits of eating healthy foods outweigh the benefits of taste and quantity of food.