A healthy plant based diet can be simple, affordable and it can totally ignite and surprise your tasted buds with flavor, enjoyment and satisfaction. Healthy plant based eating will fill you up, can improve your health and allow you to not only achieve your weight loss goal, it can keep you there. If you are sick and tired of the endless diet or too discouraged from all your diet failures, Slender For Life™ hypnosis for weight loss can help you to make the healthy lifestyle changes that allow you to lose weight and keep it off. So what is a healthy plant based diet? is this weeks reading from my book, Becoming Slender For Life.
So what is a healthy, plant-based diet?
It is primarily composed of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Food should look as if it was dug from the earth or picked off a plant or a tree. If man has sliced and diced it and put it in a package, it should be avoided. Animal products such as beef, pork, poultry and fish are for special occasions, and an appropriate serving would be the size of a deck of cards, bar of soap, or the palm of your hand.
This is the diet that we humans have evolved on. Anthropologists tell us that human communities formed 35,000 years ago depended on wild grains, vegetables and berries as their staple foods. For most human societies, the majority of food came from cultivated grains, vegetables, beans and fruits. Animal foods were in short supply and were reserved for ceremonial and celebratory feasting. We were never intended to eat the rich American diet that is so prevalent today.
For starters, Mom was right. The most important meal of the day is breakfast. Having a healthy breakfast regulates your appetite. In addition, researchers have found measurable reductions in stress hormone levels in people who have breakfast, compared to those who don’t. Healthy protein sources are vital for ending physical cravings. Healthy protein sources include foods such as oatmeal,brown rice, quinoa, beans and legumes.
Our taste buds’ memory only lasts about three weeks. By starting out each morning with a breakfast of oatmeal or other wholegrain cereal, having a piece of fruit midmorning and mid-afternoon for a snack, with lunch and dinner consisting of a fist-size serving of vegetables and a fist-size serving of high-fiber grains or legumes, a person can change their physical cravings in as little as three weeks. So for the first three weeks, I urge you to have no dairy products, no processed foods, no sweets including chocolate and sodas, and no beef, pork, poultry or fish. Eat breakfast, but beware of coffee drinks and their evil sidekicks. Coffee is now served as mostly sugary syrup, and baked goods such as cookies, muffins and scones that were once considered special treats are part of the daily coffee break. By the way, did you know that coffee consumption is down? Most people are only getting one or two shots of espresso with their flavored sugar syrup. (A frappacino has 530 calories—150 of them from fat!)
A typical healthy day could look something like this:
- Breakfast (within an hour of awakening): hot or cold whole-grain cereal.
- Snack (midmorning): a piece of fruit.
- Lunch (ideally the largest meal of the day): a fist-size serving of vegetables prepared in a nonfat way, a fist-size serving of brown rice or other grains and a fist-size serving of beans or legumes.
- Snack (early afternoon): another piece of fruit or some vegetables or beans.
- Snack (late afternoon): another piece of fruit or some vegetables or beans.
- Dinner (at least three hours before bedtime): a slightly smaller version of lunch.
17 years ago I lost more than 100 pounds thanks to a healthy plant based diet and hypnosis for weight loss. I have coached hundreds of people since then with weight loss hypnosis and I am Certified in Dr. John McDougall’s Starch Solution Program.
No matter where you live, contact me and discover how you too can easily live a healthy lifestyle with plant based food. YOU CAN LOSE WEIGHT and keep it off!
NOTE: As always, before starting any diet and lifestyle change, consult with your physician.
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