I just recommitted myself to the healthy lifestyle 4 days ago, but I can already say that all calories are not created equal. In just 4 days of eating healthy balanced meals, I have more energy, sleep better and feel less hungry throughout the day. All with no added exercise yet - starting that today!
In my first post, I only named 4 of the foods from the article. Here is a link to a restatement of it, that lists all the foods in the study in a way that's easier to see them. www.tinyurl.com/3suq26q
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I agree with you swiftseaturturtle.. And people still make health food crap choices..
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I completely agree! The minute I add chips, the weight comes on......
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I found when I added 1 T. healthy oil (canola, olive) and an extra cup of milk as my first step to maintenance, I continued to lose weight. When I added chips and sweets in the same number of calories, I did not lose.
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we should eat a diet that has many different types of foods . we should not restrict any food groups
I think individual bodies/metabolisms do better with different foods. We need to find what works for us. Instead of a cookie -- 2 big fat organic dates (can we say yummy?????) Instead of a milkshake -- a homemade smoothie with carrot juice, some ripe fruit and spinach
It's just like going to the store and wanting the msot for our money. We want the most nutrients for the calorie -- so we need to make them count!!!
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