The Natural Food Balanced Diet


This is not a "diet." It is a suggestion for how to build lifelong healthy eating habits. If you go on a "diet," then you'll eventually go off of your diet. When you do, you'll eat like crap and gain the weight back. If you want to live a healthy lifestyle, then you have to make permanent changes. Healthy food just tastes better than unhealthy food.

(biomedblondie's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK

 How To Follow The Natural Food Balanced Diet:

- Consume fewer calories than you burn.
- Don't eat if you're not hungry.
- Don't eat until you're stuffed.
- Eat LOTS of fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Try to eat lean meats and some healthy fats.
- Don't skip breakfast.
- Avoid ALL processed foods in favor of natural whole foods.
- Exercise for at least 30 minutes three times a week.
  by member biomedblondie
member since: 30 Jul 09

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Spinach Lasagna
Sure you can buy the prepared stuff, but this easy lasagna is even better and tastier.
cals: 217kcal | fat: 10.15g | carbs: 16.66g | prot: 14.87g
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About / History

This is a compilation of everything I've learn about nutrition and from personal experience since adulthood.

biomedblondie's top tips

1.Check the ingredient list. If you can't pronounce the ingredients or don't know what they are, don't eat it.
2.Natural is always better than processed. Put down the margarine and pick up some real butter! Put away the aspartame and buy real sugar (or stevia). Just use less of it.
3.When in doubt, start from scratch. It may sound like more work, but at least you know EXACTLY what is in the food you're eating.
4.Eat until you're 80% full then stop. You can always have a little snack later if you're still hungry.
5.Eat to nourish your body, not to satisfy cravings or assuage your emotions.

  Why choose "The Natural Food Balanced Diet"?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 A body "detox"
 Teaches sustainable weight loss skills
 Provides an energy boost
 Improves mood and outlook
 Reduces the risks of diet-related diseases
 A roadmap for a healthier lifestyle

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