How to Speed Up on Weight Loss

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High levels of fruits, vegetables, other greens, and beans can help with weight loss. They are low in calories, high in volume, and high in critically important nutrients. On a very practical level they fill you up, without loading you up with fat and calories. There is no room for bad food when your stomach is filled up with high volume, low calorie food. There is also a growing body of evidence that shows that plant-based foods help to control food cravings and overeating.

They are packed with all sorts of good things for you, meaning, they are nutrient dense. A very simple diet with the recommended 5 servings a day of fruits and vegetables can help turn off our cravings for processed foods. They can short circuit the food addiction cycle, and help provide a jolt to your weight loss efforts.

Your Diet May Be Balanced, But Are You?

The average American diet is roughly 8% fruits, vegetables, and beans. To get a real impact on your weight loss and health, you need to radically and dramatically increase daily intake, and put a special focus on green vegetables like spinach, broccoli, and salad. Often what keeps us from doing this is that we are told to pursue a “balanced diet” and to “eat sensibly.”

However, what if your body is out of balance and overweight? In order to attain balance again, we need to pursue an “unbalanced diet” where we simply invert the ratios of fruits and vegetables in relation to weight loss. Even if you eat “normally” most days, the main key is that many “health” plans are hard to follow, and can even be dangerous to health. Traditional diet plans are generally very “status quo” oriented, because that is where the money is.

Why Fruits and Vegetables Fight Food Cravings

Our body is really smart, and often sends us signals. Hunger is a big signal. It is your own body telling you to eat. It is the same thing with your body and nutrients. Your body is looking for specific nutrients and is not getting them in nutrient poor processed foods, and anything marked low fat or low carb. So you eat a lot, but the body still hasn’t gotten what it needs. It’s still looking for the nutrients available in fruits and vegetables.

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