Read this: "According to the American Frozen Food Institute, frozen vegetables have comparable nutrient content to fresh vegetables." So in fact it's only the frozen food lobby group that is able to provide any (scientific?) backing to this inane nonsense. Every species of living creature on the planet prefers its food fresh. Unless you reside on an Antarctic research base or in some similar outpost where you don't have access to fresh vegetables, I can see no benefit in this 'diet' at all. Apart from wasting a lot of money to pay for the energy that goes into the chilling, storage and transport of frozen. Eat fresh and local and be happy. In fact, better still, grow your own. The reality is that neither fresh nor frozen vegetable suppliers have any particular interest in the nutritional level of what they supply; if it looks okay they can sell it. Calling frozen vegetables a 'diet' is simply a marketing move to cash in the predilection of gullible people who think the next fad is going to save them, people of low self-esteem who don't think they are capable of losing weight without a miracle food to prop them up. The reality is we know what works, and have known for a long time. Plant based diet, not too much food, plenty of exercise...and no miracles needed.
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May I suggest using a 10" plate. Divide the plate into 4 quadrants. Make your meals combos of the below 1 serving = a quadrant
2-3 servings of vegetables 1-2 serving of fruit 1 serving of whole grain 1 serving of beans, leguemes, soy
The 10" plate will give you a feeling of eating more that you are. It's hard to mentally believe you are filling up when seeing a small quantity of food on a large plate. Drinking only water and herbal tea worked great for me to start losing weight. I immediatly cut a lot of calories and sugar from my diet not drinking soda. Having whole grains in your diet is very important. You don't want to cut these types of carbs you want to make healthy selections. Whole Grain Rice, Whole Grain Pasta, Quinoa, ect... Portion control is also going to be important. Measuring your food is the best thing you can do.
Good luck. I am praying that you will find your healthy groove.
I'm not aware of there being any health benefit in frozen over fresh. Other than that, I don't see why whole grains shouldn't be there for balance. Are you suggesting only 2 meals a day, or is your point that you'll eat other things the 3rd meal? I'm all for drinking water and water only. That said, coffee and tea are among the most studied foods on the planet and we know that there are mild benefits from moderate consumption; diet-wise the damage comes from sugar/cream/whatnot consumed with them. all the best, A
I was just wondering if anyone has tried the frozen vegetable diet. I'm going to try and eat frozen veggies,nuts and fruit for 2 meals everyday.the only thing I'll drink is water. If anyone has input please tell me.
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