In order to lose weight, you have to not only exercise. but what you eat and how much you consume also plays a very big role in your results. I will shed some light on a few foods and an oil that you will find very beneficial during your weight loss journey.
But in this post, I’m going to shed some light on a few foods that can help you lose weight and become healthier than ever before. What I like to call the BFYB-9 that’s short for (Best For Your Body 9). Let’s get to it.
How To Start Eating Healthy And Lose Weight
The Best For Your Body 9 (BFYB-9)
Let’s get the weird head-scratching ones out the way first.
- 1. Fats and Oils
Implement your diet with some healthy Fats and Oils things like butter, lard, coconut oil, olive oil etc. If you don’t eat much Omega-3 or Vitamin D include a tablespoon of cod liver fish oil each day. I’ll warn you now it doesn’t taste the best but over time you’ll get used to it.
Supply your diet with some healthy saturated and monounsaturated fats. If need be you can take some cod liver fish oil each day. Choose saturated fats for high-temperature cooking.
- 2. High-Fat Dairy
Full-Fat yogurt, Cheese, Cream Butter. High-fat dairy products are rich in healthy fats, calcium, and plenty of other nutrients which is what you want. Dairy products will be rich in Vitamin K2 but that’s only if the cow it’s from was grass-fed. The vitamin K2 is key to the bone and cardiovascular health. In a study published back in 2012 people who consumed high-fat dairy products had a lower risk of weight gain over time.
- 3. Tubers
Most might not know what these are but me being raised on a farm I’m very fond of them. Root vegetables like sweet potatoes and regular potatoes are not only healthy but are filling and very nutritious.
Many populations around the world have eaten truckloads of tubers for years and remained in excellent health. So the proof is in the pudding or shall I say the tuber. Note they are still very high in carbs so don’t over indulge in them. Because you could prevent the metabolic adaptation to reap the full benefits of a low carb diet.
Ok, now that we have the weird ones out the way lets get into some more familiar household names.
- 4. Fruit
Fruit is generally considered to be healthy anyway. But fruit has been thrown under the bus due to the high fructose content.
But fruits are more than just high in fructose. They’re also high in things like fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C. It’s almost impossible to overeat on them because they have low energy density.
Moral of the story is if you like fruits eat them. But don’t eat more than 1 piece per day if you’re trying to lose weight. Because they are still pretty high in carbs.
- 5. Nuts and Seeds
Almonds, macadamia nuts, sunflower seeds, walnuts, hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds.
Nuts and seeds provide a lot of important nutrients and are particularly high in Vitamin E and magnesium.
Despite being high in energy density and being plentiful in fats, eating nuts is associated with improved insulin sensitivity, lower body weight, and improved health.
With all that being said nuts are high in calories and can hinder weight loss for some. I would suggest that you eat them in moderation if you find yourself eating them non-stop.
- 6. Eggs
Eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet the yolk is the most nutritious part.
Remember these eggs do have enough nutrients in them to grow an entire baby chicken. That’s just in one egg.
Eating eggs changes your cholesterol from small dense LDL (Bad) to large LDL (Great) and increases HDL (Great) cholesterol. Which provide the things needed like antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin these are extremely important for eye health.
Eggs are high on the satiety index which ultimately means you’ll feel full and eat less.
Studies have shown that in 30 overweight women said that a breakfast of eggs vs a bagel made them eat less overall calories for up to 36 hours.
Moral of the story is that eggs are extremely nutritious and make you feel so full which means you’ll eat fewer calories overall. It’s no doubt one of the best things you could eat to help weight loss.
- 7. Vegetables
Spinach, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, and many others.
Vegetables are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and other nutrients that are important to the body.
Studies have also shown that vegetables lower the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart diseases.
I suggest you eat vegetables every day simply because they’re high in fiber antioxidants and nutrients but are extremely low in calories. Plus it’s a wide variety to choose from.
- 8. Meat
Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken and other various animals.
We as humans have been eating meat and plants ever since we’ve come into existence. That still holds true today.
The only set back to that is in today’s world the meat is very different. Nothing like it was way back when we hunted for our food. But it often looks like meat but it has been harvested from animals that ate grains and were pumped full of hormones and antibiotics to make them grow faster.
It’s not healthy for you at all. This is also why you see children developing so fast nowadays. It’s not some genetic curse. It’s in the food they are eating. Just as it makes those anilmals grow faster. It does the same thing to your child. It’s not a coincdence that 12 year olds have beards today.
But if the meat you get comes from animals that weren’t pumped full of drugs and fed unnatural foods. It’s extremely healthy for you.
Eat more meat from animals that were raised and fed naturally. It’s much healthier and more nutritious. If you can’t afford that another alternative is grain-fed meat. Which is still a much better option than the standard western diet.
- 9. Fish
Salmon, Trout, Haddock, Cod, Sardines and many others.
Fish is rich in high-quality proteins, various essential nutrients, and omega 3 fatty acids. Great for the brain, heart, and other parts in the body.
Note due to pollution of the oceans some fish may contain contaminants, but their health rewards still surpass any potential risk by a long shot.
Fish is very healthy eating it is associated with much lower risk of depression, other mental disorders, and several chronic diseases.
There it is. Start eating healthy and lose weight.
Now that I’ve given you the BFYB-9 you now have an idea on how to diet. Implement these foods in your diet and you will be sure to see a new healthier you. Feel free to comment.
It wouldn’t hurt to add some Bragg’s in your life either.
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