Weight Loss 101

When it comes to weight loss you know more than you think you do

by Rosemary Devlin
posted on March 03rd 2014

These days it seems that there is an endless number of dieting tactics and plans that promise to finally bring the results we’re after. With all of the voices out there telling us which methods will be right for us, choosing a sane path to improved health and our weight goals has become an increasingly difficult task.

When it comes to achieving your weight goals, you probably know more than you give yourself credit for. For most of us, the key to losing weight is refocusing the sources of our calories. You likely already know the basics of what your body wants and what it doesn’t want.

We all have this knowledge—most likely from when we are young children and we are encouraged to eat apples and carrots rather than cookies. Many people have a tendency to look at weight loss as a difficult task in which they need to be told the exact do’s and don’ts—but it doesn’t have to be so complicated. Foods that provide our bodies with the vitamins, minerals and nutrients that allow us to be our most efficient are also the foods that help us reach a healthy and happy weight.

It’s hard to deny the health benefits of choosing a green salad over a slice of pizza, and the intuition to do so is our guide to healthy weight loss. Going back to the very basics of nutrition—fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and grains in their whole forms are the building blocks to a healthier you. Increasingly your intake of these nutrients in a live food diet, while decreasing processed foods and animal products, will allow you to enjoy many health benefits beyond simple weight loss. You will see improvements in energy levels, the look of your skin and hair, and increased performance in bodily activities—all while helping fend off diseases and illnesses.

Rather than calorie counting, a commitment to eating natural, whole foods will bring about great health benefits as well as help you reach your weight goals. When it comes to deciding what to eat, maybe we should all invest some trust in our instincts.

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