Diet Smart – Walk Away From Your PlateWritten by Robb Ksiazek
For so many people, myself included, walking away without finishing what I have on my plate can be difficult. To begin with, we were raised to clean up our plate, right? We weren’t allowed to have dessert until all our meat, vegetables and potatoes were gone…and that has resonated in our minds since childhood.
The truth is that you don’t have to clean your plate – especially, when you’re dieting and not dishing portions. Take home leftovers and eat them next day – or simply throw them away – it is ok! Think about it, they are better off in trash bin than around your waist. Restaurants feel that larger portions, better deal they are giving people. Portions have just gotten completely out of control in recent years. Who needs a three-quarter pound hamburger, fries and a big soda anyway? You’re fine with just a third of that!
If you are eating at home, put less on your plate than you are accustomed to. You’ll be surprised that if you finish it, clean up kitchen, and go about your business, you won’t have hunger you may think.
Most people find that when they don’t overeat – which is normally what happens when they eat a full meal at dinnertime – they feel more energetic, have less indigestion, sleep better, and don’t gain weight. If you are not convinced, just try it for yourself – see what a difference it can make to not finish your meal for a while. This time, our Moms and Dads weren’t right – we don’t have to clean our plates.
Fruit for Breakfast – The Secret to a Healthy LifeWritten by Robb Ksiazek
Do you want more energy? How about more of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that your body craves? Try eating fruit for breakfast! Fresh fruit – apples, grapefruit, strawberries, cherries, oranges, kiwi, melon, and grapes all count. In fact, any fruit works – and there are so many to choose from. Eating fruit for breakfast will get you on road to having a healthier body right away without having to pump a lot of iron at gym or take sketchy supplements.
Why diet on fruit for breakfast you ask? Well, to make it simple, fruit in its raw form is exactly what your body needs for energy. It is easy to digest and sugar from fruit (glucose) is in form that your body can easily turn into energy. Instead of your body putting a lot of energy towards digestion and turning food into a useable form of fuel, it is already in an easily digestible form. The energy goes straight to you. Eating nothing but fruit until lunchtime – however much you want, is a sure fire way to lose weight and become more healthy, almost immediately.
How about a glass of juice – is that same as eating an orange? Not really and here is why. Most juice that you purchase at grocery store is pasteurized. This means that it is heated to a high temperature to kill any bacteria and make shelf life longer. During this process of heating, many of wonderful enzymes in juice are destroyed. Not to mention that many juices are filled with preservatives and sweeteners and are made from concentrates – not same as eating a fresh orange to your stomach or body! You’re better off with real thing!