Healthy Thursday: Weight Loss by Fruits and Vegetables


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A new study has just confirmed what we already knew: Eating fruit and vegetables will not help you lose weight [http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2014/06/27/5-studies-you-may-have-missed-36/]

As I have said, time and again, in articles and cookbook introductions, you need to do some form of exercise that makes you sweat for an extended period of time. While admirable, reducing your food intake to apples, bananas and carrots alone will not ‘melt off the fat’ as promised by whatever fad diet you saw in whatever magazine. You’ll lose some weight, for sure, but you will also lose muscle mass, your health will deteriorate and you’ll have less energy to gt around to do daily chores and errands.

A healthy lifestyle needs a well-balanced eating plan including proteins, vitamins, minerals, low-carb, low-starch, low-sugar fruits and vegetables and healthy fats. Avoiding high-carb high-fat, high-salt foods at all costs. If you are unsure, ask your health care provider for a referral to a dietician or nutritionist.

To lose weight, you must include a form of exercise that has both cardiovascular exercise and strength training. If your goal is to just lose weight, you’ll lose that all-important muscle mass.  You need muscle to keep going, to carry your body and energy reserves. There are numerous books, videos, gyms to get you going in the right direction.

Your body will thank you.

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