Here’s to Your Health
The Atkins Diet, The South Beach Diet, Body for Life, Slim Fast … there are more diet plans out there than ever. But if you really want to change your health this year, now is not the time for fads.
Befriend the Carbs
First off, let’s get one thing straight: carbohydrates are not bad. They are fuel for your body. A diet high in carbohydrates won’t make you gain weight. In fact, it is a sure fire way to lose weight. So instead of cutting out the carbs, choose the right ones and fill your diet with rich, leafy greens, ripe fruit and whole grains.
Trim the Fat
Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Watch out for fat and cholesterol by watching how you eat your meat. Cut unhealthy fats by trimming the skin. Choosing leaner cuts of beef, chicken and pork can also help you avoid unnecessary fats.
Switch Up Your Protein
Substituting chicken, beef and pork with fish, seafood and soy products will be beneficial as well. Fish and nuts also contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for your heart, skin and hair.
Calcium is a necessity for women under 35. This is the time in your life where your body is storing this important component. Make sure to eat plenty of dairy, but don’t compromise your waistline by sticking to low or non-fat versions.
*All these foods are important in fighting disease, help keep the body in top condition and promote ultimate weight loss:
Stay away from processed food, fast food and sugar and you will be on your way to a new year of diet success. Good luck and Happy New Year!