If you want to lose weight without counting calories then a whole food diet is the answer you’ve been looking for. For over three decades, I have seen so many people confused about what to eat to lose weight, feel good and have energy. It is no wonder that these individuals are confused because of all the misinformation, Bro science, and even our government’s food pyramid.
No Need to Count Calories to Lose Weight
Since people have been following a calorie approach to weight loss, they have continued to become increasingly overweight while wondering what really works. The food manufacturers love it when people are only considering how many calories are in a bag of chips, or bag of cookies, not looking at the quality of the calories.
We as consumers are being duped. A calorie may appear to be a calorie. But a calorie can be either a good calorie or a bad calorie. For example, if we consumed one hundred calories of broccoli or one hundred calories of soda, we know deep down in our hearts that broccoli is more nutritious. So, a calorie truly isn’t a calorie.
Let’s think back to a time before soda was invented. Before there were thousands of choices of potato chips, ice cream, candies, and easy-to-prepare boxed meals. What in the world did we eat? I’m glad you asked. Our diets were focused on high-quality foods!
When we choose to eat with a calorie approach our minds believe that it’s okay to eat all the chemically ridden prepackaged foods if we stick to our daily caloric limit. These foods can throw our hormones out of order, making it hard to lose weight.
Although, if we use a more sensible approach to food, we won’t have to worry about counting calories. We can eat all the food we like, and the fat will melt off our bodies. There won’t be any need to find the latest fad diet, starvation diet, or any other type of diet to lose weight.
You Don’t Need to Starve Yourself to Lose Weight
It makes sense when people think they need to eat less and work out more to lose weight. But this is the furthest thing from the truth. When you cut too many calories from your diet your body goes into starvation mode. It will start to hoard the calories to have enough energy to stay alive. Instead, we want to feed our bodies enough calories for our bodies to perform optimally.
Losing weight without counting calories is a quite simple process. Simply, focus on eating high-quality, nutrient-dense foods. Here is a sample to get you started:
Chicken, fish, turkey, shrimp, ham, eggs, whey protein, casein protein, and/or a protein
Almost any vegetables and include a lot of greens in your diet.
Olive Oil, coconut oil, avocado, nuts, and seeds
Low sugar fruits-blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, oranges, grapefruits, peaches, strawberries, and nectarines to name a few
At this point, you have a starter list of high-quality, nutrient-dense foods to start eating. You should never starve yourself again, as this is counterproductive to weight loss. By eating these high-quality nutrient-dense foods you will be less likely to be hungry for those prepackaged chemical-laden boxed foods. Furthermore, I think you’re going to be surprised as to how fast the weight seems to easily fall off your body.
High-Quality Nutrient Dense Food Diets Help You Shed Pounds
I also see a lot of confusion when it comes to modern diets. People ask should I eat Paleo, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Atkins, Zone diet, South Beach diet, or a Raw food diet. I see and hear a lot of people having success with most of these diets. If you look at each of these diets separately, you’ll see that the center of these diets contains high-quality, nutrient-dense foods as the base. Accordingly, therefore I don’t pick one specific diet to follow. I pick recipes from all these diets as long as they don’t contain sugar and offer high-quality nutrient-dense foods.
One of the most important parts of any weight loss program will be choosing high-quality nutrient-dense foods to eat daily. If you select these types of foods and eat until you’re full, you won’t have room for the other junk that makes it near impossible to lose weight.
Foods To Eliminate to Lose Weight & Reduce Risks of Disease
In addition, each person is different and may need to restrict certain food types to avoid SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), irritable bowel, gut dysbiosis (imbalance in your gut flora caused by too few beneficial bacteria and an overgrowth of bad bacteria, yeast, and/or parasites).
You may also want to eliminate wheat, barley, and rye from your diet as these are thought to cause an inflammatory response in your body. The goal of this type of diet is to eliminate phytates, gluten, and lectins. Modern scientists and medical professionals are beginning to make the connection between these grains and chronic digestive and inflammatory illnesses. Inflammation in response to an injury is good, but a persistent low-grade inflammation (LG I) is believed to trigger a whole host of diseases, including autoimmune disease, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, depression, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome to name a few.
In any case, it is an individual choice as to what foods to avoid. I personally avoid store-bought bread, cookies, cakes. I create my own healthy desserts using Stevia and healthy flowers such as coconut baking flour or almond flour. If you enjoy chocolate desserts you can use cacao nibs or cocoa powder, which is an extremely healthy alternative. I also attempt to avoid wheat, barley, and rye bread, as they tend to cause my stomach discomfort, gas, and bloating when I eat them.
Lose Weight the Easy Way Conclusion
So, in conclusion, it really isn’t that difficult to lose weight once you start incorporating these high-quality nutrient-dense foods. You should never go hungry and always eat until you’re full. Furthermore, these meals are quick and easy to prepare. Simply, cook a protein, steam some vegetables, add some healthy fats to your meal and you’re done.
A Whole-food diet truly is one of the easiest diets to follow once you know the correct foods to choose. As a result, you should start seeing some amazing results when it comes to weight loss. If you would like to lose weight even faster, you include a daily walk and some form of resistance training.
It’s time to make a switch and get back that beach body. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll start to lose weight and see an increase in your energy levels. Act today so you can live a happier, healthier quality of life.