Losing weight doesn’t have to mean deprivation. Yet, when you think diet, you most likely think HUNGER. We think the best way to make changes in your diet is for good, not short term. Most fad diets exist only in the short term and do not create sustainable changes that you can keep for the rest of your life. The only true way to lose weight and change your life is to commit to beneficial, healthy foods that make you feel good, energized, and fuel your workouts.
Here are some of our favorite foods for you to incorporate into your diets.
Swap plain romaine lettuce, which is mostly water, for this nutrient-dense food. It’s a dark, leafy green full of antioxidants that helps block toxins that dampen your libido. So let’s have arugula salads for dinner, honey!
This is known as a detox food. It has high levels of amino acids, which help flush excess fluid out. As a powerhouse of vitamins that speeds up your metabolism, it contains Vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, folate, iron, copper and even houses protein.
Try to add more broth into your diet by soaking veggies or making soups. You can start with beef, chicken, miso, vegetable, seafood or bone broth.
These colorful taproots help fight cancer with their amazing power of antioxidants. They also contain iron, fiber, folate, potassium. Think of beets as a nice way to increase your salads’ nutrient power.
Black coffee is best! It’s a great weight loss tool because it speeds metabolism and helps burn fat.
This is a great vegetable to fill you up with very few calories (20 per cup). You might even want to grow your own this spring.
As a great detox aid that’s full of vitamin C, lemons can be eaten or added to your water and homemade dressings.
Rich in potassium, pumpkins can help you curb your sweet tooth while adding a bunch of vitamins into your diet regularly.
Try trading out chips for celery when you’re dipping. Hummus and celery are a good combination, but none better than the traditional celery and peanut butter.
No matter which vegetables and fruits you choose – you’re sure to find your favorites that help boost your energy, metabolism and zest for life. Unlike other food categories, more is better when it comes to fruits and veggies, so don’t be afraid to pile on the good. Start with regular salads, add into omelets and dinners and before you know it, you’ll hit your recommended fruit and veggie dose daily. These lifestyle changes will produce long-lasting weight loss and results. Don’t forget to pair with exercise! We’ll see you at THE GYM!
We are dedicated to keeping the Eastern Shore healthy and in shape. We have a wide variety of trainers, group fitness classes, and even accountability groups that we hope will help make your gym experience fun and rewarding. The Gym Fitness Center is centrally located in Daphne, AL. Visit us anytime at 27955 Hwy 98, Suite X Daphne, AL 36526. We can be reached at 251- 375-1970. For more information, visit our website www.thegymfc.com
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