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Eat Real Food For Proper Nutrition – Permanent Solutions to a Healthy Lifestyle – Part IV

In my third article in this series, I mentioned a plan that today we will glean for more details. The plan allows you to eat all you want and enables you to shed that excess baggage. This is possible because by eating wholesome foods, you will be feeding your body all the nutrients it needs to maintain optimum health. For you see, a diet that consists of denatured “food” starves your body of these essential nutrients and makes you malnourished. This is why you’re hungry and overeating all the time!

Know here’s the plan. If you want to pay less to eat more and weigh less, then make sure you eat plenty of fresh vegetables. You may eat them raw, as in a nice salad prepared with a large variety of vegetables, or you may eat them lightly steamed. But please, don’t drown them in a lot sauce or salad dressing. A little olive oil drizzled over the top, with some fresh garlic, herbs, and lemon or lime juice makes any vegetable dish sing with robust flavor!

In addition to fresh vegetables, eat freely and often of fresh whole fruits of all types. However, don’t eat fruits and vegetables at the same time. Fruits and vegetables both require different enzymes and time lengths to digest. If you eat them together in one setting, you will set off a war in your stomach that can cause indigestion.

Be sure to eat lots of whole grains such as cooked cereals, whole grain pastas and breads, and brown rice. Eat plenty of potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, squash, lentils, beans, and peas in all their abundant varieties. When purchasing fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes, opt for those that are organically grown.

There you have it, the eat more and still lose weight plan. By eating from the rich variety and kaleidoscope of colors that make up whole plant foods, you will lose weight and realize other health benefits that will last a lifetime! Consider God’s original diet for us: “And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.” Genesis 1:29

In future articles, I’ll delve more into how what you eat directly impacts your health and what you can do to make healthy choices to make you fit for life.