Lifestyle Training and Food Choices

You’re the body weight you are because of the types of food you’ve eaten as well as the quantity of food. That has to change. The well-worn definition of insanity applies: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. It’s time to wise up about food choices! You have to change the types of food you’re eating, both for weight loss and for improved health. Whole books have been written about what to eat, but let’s give you some fundamentals. Increase Fresh Vegetables and Fruits These should be the staples of your diet. In general, the darker the color of the fruit and the vegetable, the better the content of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Choose Lean Sources of Protein Look for poultry without the skin, lean cuts of beef and pork with all fat trimmed away, cold-water fish, and dairy products made with skim milk. Beans, legumes, and some nuts are great vegetarian sources of protein. Reduce Intake of Fried Food When food is deep-fat fried, the process essentially implodes fat into the food. Mushrooms and potatoes are great foods, but being breaded and deep-fat fried turns them into fat bombs. Reduce Intake of Refined Carbohydrates Bread, pasta, rolls, tortillas, cakes, cookies, and many others should be replaced with whole-grain selections when you need these types of carbohydrates. Choose Better Fats and Oils Replace saturated fats from vegetable and tropical oils with olive oil, high-oleic safflower oil, and canola oil. All are low in saturated fats and high in mono- and polyunsaturated fats. Those are some fundamentals that need to be incorporated into your healthier lifestyle. the best types of foods to eat for a healthier lifestyle in the primary food categories: Protein, Carbohydrates, Dairy, Vegetables, Fruits, and Fats and Oils. Whether you use your own plan, a diet plan or read labels to decide what foods will fit your new lifestyle, making better food choices is critical to lifestyle training.