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Foods You Should Eat Everyday

…from Eat This, Not That.

Many people look for ways to lose weight by taking diet pills, fat-burners, and other things that “allow” them to keep their current food habits without much sacrifice. I believe that those people are being misled. In the long run, eating healthier and exercising regularly will keep you fit and help you maintain the weight you want. It’s a lifestyle change, not just a 30 day solution or a 90 day “extreme makeover.” Once you get off the fast track, you’ll gain it all back and then some. It’s brutally honest and true, just look up how some of the Biggest Loser winners are doing now.

But anyways, back to the topic at hand…items to eat every day. I found this little piece very informative and useful. In fact, I’m still aiming to pack in all 8 of these foods….yogurt and nuts are my downfall.

  1. Spinach (kale, bok choy, romaine lettuce) – 1 cup fresh or 1/2 cup cooked
  2. Yogurt (kefir, soy yogurt) – 1 cup
  3. Tomatoes (red watermelon, pink grapefruit, persimmon, papaya, guava) – 8 cherry tomatoes, 1 glass of tomato juice
  4. Carrots (sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut squash, yellow bell pepper, mango) – 1/2 cup
  5. Blueberries (acai berries, purple grapes, raisins, prunes, strawberries) – 1 cup fresh or 1/2 cup frozen/dried
  6. Black beans (peas, lentils, pinto, kidney, fava, and lima beans) – 1/2 cup
  7. Walnuts (almonds, peanuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts) – 7 nuts (1 oz.) per serving
  8. Oats (quinoa, flaxseed, wild rice) – 1/2 cup

These 8 foods are great for your body but that doesn’t mean you should neglect all other produce. It’s better to have more variety so you don’t get bored. I don’t always get in all these things, but I do my best to keep my meals as colorful as possible. Eating right is only part of the equation to being healthy and staying in shape.

There is no quick fix or ultimate solution to lose weight or get in shape. It’s a lifelong choice and journey and hopefully, the more little steps you make towards positive change, the bigger the outcome will be in the long run.

2 Responses

  1. Me and my wife enjoyed reading your blog post. Keep up the good work.

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