Don’t just focus on losing weight by tracking the calories you eat and burn through exercise. By eating whole foods, you can control your calorie intake and satisfy your body with the nutrition that it needs to stay healthy.
Use only natural oils and fats like olive oil, which is high in monounsaturated fatty acids. This may help reduce one’s risk of heart disease. Coconut oils are great for high heat cooking. Other acceptable oils are sesame oil, flaxseed oil, grape seed oil, peanut oil and walnut oil. All of these oils are high in omegas, which may promote a healthy heart. Heat and light spoil the oil. Over time, oils can degrade and lose some of their good nutritious qualities. Store your oil in a cool, dark place and replace it if it smells bitter or “off.” Some oils — particularly polyunsaturated oils such as grape seed or walnut oil — are quick to turn rancid. Store these oils in the refrigerator.
Learn how to read the labels on each package. Watch for long ingredient lists, especially ingredients that you don’t understand or cannot pronounce. Watch for GMOS (genetically modified organisms), HFCS (high fructose corn syrup), sodium nitrite, MSM (mechanically separated meat, sodium benzoate, artificial food coloring like yellow no. 5 or red dye no. 3, and MSG.
Now with the new Nutrition Fact Label will be more effective, realistic, more recent and accurate nutrition information based on updated scientific evidence helping the consumers make wise choices, could help you know what you are eating, using the calories to keep track of your intake, counting your calorie to Lose Weight or maintain it, improve your health and help reduce the risk of some diseases.
Learn how to control hunger by eating natural foods that are not processed or refined. Avoid refined carbohydrates, which will not satisfy your hunger, but instead just makes you gain weight. It is best to create healthy habits and focus on healthy good foods, which will stop you from eating junk food. Overtime, you’ll start to crave healthy foods.
Look for high quality protein in meat and eggs by purchasing grass fed or pasture raised products. Try to purchase wild fish as opposed to farm raised.