EATING PROTEIN KEEPS YOU LEAN Turkey breast, fish, cheese, beans and eggs are packed with protein and protein-rich foods digest slowly and have a mild impact on your blood sugar levels. A New England Journal of Medicine study looked at a variety of eating plans and discovered that eating a diet high in protein and low in refined starches was the most effective for weight loss. Protein helps in two ways: First, you burn more calories to digest it. Second, because your body has to work harder to digest a protein than, a carb, you stay fuller longer. In a recent European study, people who ate moderately high levels of protein were twice as likely to lose weight and keep it off as those who didn’t eat much protein. 1 day ago
In your quest to be more active, lose weight and/or eat a healthy diet, you need to chart your course. Having a plan is the way to go. The old adage “fail to plan and plan to fail” holds true. In order to reach your goal, you need to have a specific strategy. Don’t just say “I will exercise more”, instead say “I will walk for at least 30 minutes 7 days a week”, and then do it. Don’t say “I will eat more fruit and vegetables”, instead set the goal of having at least 1 – 2 vegetables or fruit at each meal. Write your goals down post your outline where you can see it. Chart your course and you WILL reach your destination.