We all understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight. The question is: “What is the best way to lose weight?”. Unfortunately there are no quick ways to lose weight. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, you need to gradually implement lifestyle changes by eating healthy and exercising. Our weekly diet meal plan is designed to help you master the basic principles to make these lifestyle changes.
This 7 day diet plan presents one rule each day for changing your eating habits in order to lose weight. The plan includes sample meals for the day, and links to various resources to help you understand key changes you need to make to be successful with weight loss. The diet is easy to follow, and will motivate you to start eating healthy and exercising.
Critical to healthy eating is having a diet based on a wide variety of foods, selected in proportions outlined in the healthy food pyramid. The best diet is one that includes lots of vegetables, fruits, a variety of meat, poultry and fish, low glycemic load carbohydrates and healthy fats including nuts and seeds. The key is to balance the amount of calories consumed with calories burned. It is easy to put on weight if you don’t burn off what you eat. Therefore it is of value to understand the calories in different food servings, for example, the calories in fruit.
There are also many healthy foods that will boost your level of anti-oxidants and which contain anti-aging properties. These can provide you with a healthier looking skin, improved blood circulation, improved energy levels, protection against cardiovascular heart disease, and an increased immune system to protect against colds, influenza and other ailments. However, there are many myths surrounding some of these healthy foods. For a factual analysis of the properties of these foods, see our website – for example the Health Benefits of Acai berry
We also provide a factual review of many common and popular diet plans such as the Atkins Diet, the Dean Ornish Diet, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem and Weight Watchers, amongst others. Each review presents the pros and cons of the diet plan, and concludes with a recommendation. The Dean Ornish Diet for example is a low fat vegetarian diet developed to prevent heart disease. While it is an inexpensive diet that lowers bad cholesterol, it can be hard to follow.