I agree that over all, eating natural, fresh and clean foods can bring weight loss because a healthy body will also be a body that tends towards a healthy weight. Still, there are other things to consider.
First, it depends on just how "dirty" a person's diet was before they cleaned it up and how much weight they want to lose. My friend dropped 50 lbs in just a couple of months by totally removing soda pop and espresso drinks from her diet. She was 150 lbs overweight when she started though so that's a consideration.
Also, we can trade in GMO, conventional highly refined pasta for an organic, whole grain pasta and not lose anything because we are still eating pasta regularly. It's a healthier choice for sure and our bodies will thank us but the weight probably won't move. Same with a lot of other foods.
If a person does switch over to cleaner foods there's a chance they will be satiated with less food at a meal--that would help.
But if a person has a sweet tooth then... Well, maybe using stevia rather than any sugars will also help. Sugar, all sugars, cause fat storage and all kinds of negative things in our bodies. Fruit is a healthy way to get our required dose of glucose but we can over-do that too if we are piggy ;).
Grains and potatoes, even if fresh and organic will keep the pounds on unless you cut them way down or eliminated them nearly completely.
But for sure, "cleaning" up your diet is a great way to start on the road to good health.
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Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 7/2/2012 (10:13)
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