Weight Loss – Tips To Get You Started
For weight loss, the most important thing to know is: It’s not as much how much but it’s what you put in your mouth to eat that’s the biggest factor if you’re going to keep the weight off.
Weight Loss could be the most important key to keeping a body healthy, yet it’s probably the hardest to conquer. These tips for what foods you should be eating can help you get started on your weight loss quest. Keep in mind that these are just starting points and in order to keep the fat off, a complete change in attitude is sometimes necessary. After all, it’s been said that “Attitude is Everything”!
I’m not going to give you any magic pill, but a few general suggestions that actually can help you in your weight loss journey and the first of these tips is to turn your food pyramid upside down. I remember when I was younger all the food pyramids showed grain foods like breads, cereals and pastas on the bottom, indicating that we should eat more of these foods than anything else.
Foods You Shouldn’t Be Eating For Optimal Weight Loss
40 – 70 years ago, the only bread you could get was white bread and the only pasta you could get was processed semolina wheat pasta. Whole grain bread or pasta wasn’t even on any grocery shelf then. It’s the white flour breads and pastas that cause so many problems with weight management and obesity. I’ve heard some doctors say, “the whiter your bread, the sooner you’re dead”. My experience has shown me that these foods should actually be on the top of the pyramid and we should be consuming a lot less of these, if any at all. In my opinion, bleached white flour, white sugar and white rice should n’t even be on grocery shelves because they all lead to obesity and they’re addictive.
These foods have had all the nutrient processed out of them for the sake of a longer shelf life. In the case of white bread, it was once thought that taking the bran and germ out of the wheat was healthier because it gave it a longer shelf life. The pros and cons of whole-wheat flour vs bleached white flour is a whole discussion in itself though and best be left for an article unto itself. You can read more about it in Time For the Ultimate Cure. The best part of the wheat that’s lost when bleaching it is the fiber, which is possibly the most critical component for weight loss as the World Health Organization concluded that dietary fiber was the only dietary component that had convincing evidence showing a protective effect against weight gain and obesity. To get any fiber out of any flour, the bran and germ have to stay in the flour.