The question most asked, “What should I eat for weight loss, optimum health, and energy?
Eat everything you love, as long as it has a “Bright Color”!
Instead of focusing on what you should NOT eat, focus on all the fabulous things you CAN eat that are good for you! My patients ask me “what is the best thing to do for weight loss, optimum health, and energy?” When I tell them to stop eating wheat, wheat products, dairy, and all refined sugar and sugar products, they look at me and ask, “What should I eat then?”
This question needs to be asked, “What are my needs, goals and what is realistic for my lifestyle?” Most people’s goals are more energy, weight loss, and optimum health. The best foods are simple foods that have the most color. I tell all my patients to go to a great health food store or farmers market and look at the huge amount and variety of foods that are green, orange, yellow, red, and purple. Foods with lots of color indicate lots of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. They are fabulous tasting and naturally sweet.
Fruit is an easy, on the go snack that can be found anywhere. Vegetables are great raw, steamed, stir fried, and baked. You can eat tons of them at one time with minimal caloric intake. They keep for days in the refrigerator, reheat easily, and make great snacks that truly satisfy hunger. Once you try regularly eating, fresh fruits and vegetables, 4 to 5 times a day, they will become your new potato chips with more health benefits.
My favorites are:
Broccoli: It’s so flavorful that you don’t have to do much to it. Marinate it in olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh lemon. Barbeque, steam, or saut