I profoundly believe that eating mainly plants you can detoxify your body. Various, consistent and current research studies show that a plant-based diet healthy weight-loss can be achieved and even disease can be reversed.
Going back to my amiga's question....I understand, however, that to her (and to many other people too) eating a plant-based diet does not sound simple or even realistic. But let me tell you it is as simple as it sounds and realistic! :D You just need to try it. Make some adjustments to the way you currently eat, develop healthier habits and you'll be on your way!
Let me stress that it’s all about what (quality) you eat —not so much about how much (quantity) you eat. By eating quality foods you can begin to worry less about how much you actually eat." It is easier said than done" you might be thinking, so let me explain further...
In trying to answer my friend’s question, I immediately I came up with a list of six things* to include in life. This list will help anyone start making the change to a healthier lifestyle. I called it my...
|1 glass is equal to 8 ounces|
|One serving is…|
o 1 slice of whole wheat bread
o ½ cup uncooked oatmeal, brown rice (1 cup cooked)
o ¼ cup quinoa (1/2 cup cooked)
o 2 - 6” corn tortillas
|One serving of beans is 1/2 cup cooked beans, lentils, garbanzo beans,
|If hungry between meals, eat 2 snacks in
between. Your snacks should be whole
pieces of fruit (easy to carry in your purse) or crunchy veggies, like carrots, celery, peppers, and
Two. Eat 2 kinds of dark leafy greens
- Green or red leaf lettuce (iceberg lettuce doesn’t count because it has minimal nutritional value)
- Collard greens
- Dandelion greens
- Our bodies were made to move! The point is to break a sweat by getting your heart pumping, increasing blood flow to your organs and brain. Move those muscles and joints!
You must be thinking, “What about vegetables and fruits?” We've all heard how beneficial they are with all the vitamins, mineral, phytochemicals, fiber, water, antioxidants, protein, essential fats, and other awesome properties they have. We know that we MUST eat vegetables and fruits if we want to get healthy.
Let me reiterate that we should think of inclusion (of healthy food), and not exclusion (of the bad stuff). This is a way of living, or as we’ve all heard before, “It’s not a diet; it’s a lifestyle.”
*Disclaimer: I am not a registered dietitian or a fitness expert. The purpose of my blog is to share my experiences about the food and fitness that have given me the best results ever! I’ve done great amounts of research on living a healthy and fit lifestyle. When it comes to your own health and fitness, do your research, be selective of the sources you choose, be critical and do what works best for you! :)