Dieting? Add Seasonal Produce To Your Meals

It makes a delicious addition to smoothies, soups, stir-fries, casseroles, or even simply sauteed as a side dish. Clementines are a refreshingly sweet variety of mandarin orange often referred to as seedless tangerines. They are much easier to peel than other citrus fruits and are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. When picking out clementines, choose those that are slightly soft, blemish-free, strongly fragranced, and heavy for their size, meaning theyre full of juice. Peel the skin and eat the fruits segments or add them to salads. Sweet potatoes, often mistakenly advertised as yams, can be substituted for regular potatoes, not only to add variety to menus, but to provide a healthier option. Sweet potatoes have almost twice the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin A, 42 percent of the RDA for vitamin C, and four times the RDA for beta-carotene compared to white potatoes. When eaten with the skin on, sweet potatoes have more fiber than oatmeal and carry a reasonable 130 to 160 calories.
Source – http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20131213/HEALTH/312130016/Dieting-Add-seasonal-produce-your-meals

Dieting & Intuitive Eating: Q&A with Expert Golda Poretsky

Q: What kinds of challenges do you encounter when promoting intuitive eating? A: I think some people have the impression that intuitive eating is about eating everything in sight. People have this strange impression that, if left to their own devices, they will eat only Entenmanns sheet cake for the rest of their lives. And its really normal to feel that way when youre used to dieting, because you truly believe that if youre not given parameters about what you eat then youll never stop eating. In reality, its just the opposite. When you give yourself permission to eat, without guilt, food doesnt have the same power over you. It may take a few days, or weeks, or months, but things even out, and then you can actually hear that voice inside you that tells you what you need, and that voice has an extensive amount of wisdom. Also, for me and the way I work, intuitive eating is not about weight loss. Some of the greatest writers on intuitive eating get a lot of it right until they talk about weight loss. Weight loss can result from intuitive eating, but its not a sure thing. And when you try to eat intuitively with the goal of weight loss, you lose your bearings. Youre going to second guess your internal wisdom if you think what it tells you is not aligned with your weight loss goals. So its important to work with intuitive eating for its own sake. You have to enjoy the way it allows you to have peace in your relationship with food. You have to enjoy the fact that you are connecting with your body and feeding your body what it wants. You have to appreciate the fact that youre able to distinguish between emotional and physical hunger. These are real gifts and not to be taken lightly. Q: If someone wants to break free from dieting, what would be the first few steps they should take?
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Stacy Keibler Talks Dieting in Natural Health January/February 2014

I cut out night-shade vegetables, like eggplant and tomatoes, and didn’t eat any dairy or gluten. I saw the difference in my body, my energy and my mental clarity. Even the whites of my eyes were clearer. I’ve always been healthy, but this began a full health journal for me.” On her dieting advice: “If youre just starting, I say eliminate dairy and wheat. A lot of people who thought their external environment was the cause of their allergies see their symptoms go away when those foods are cut out. You can really get a sense of clarity and may reduce inflammation in your system.” On her favorite dairy substitutes: “I dont eat soy, so I use coconut milk or almond milk.
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10 Awful Things No One Tells You About Dieting

You Will Have Nuclear, Room-Clearing Farts Warner Bros One of the weirder side effects of burning up that excess fat is stinky farts. Not all the time, fortunately, but once your body starts kicking things into gear and mining your fat reserves for energy, the result is often near-deadly flatulence. (This has been my experience, and that of others, including John Walker of The Hackers Diet .) Even if you manage to survive that initial transition from burning carbs to burning fat without becoming a walking biohazard, any kind of diet (in the what you eat, no matter what it is sense, not the eating to lose weight sense) thats going to support long-term, sustainable weight loss is going to be high in fiber: fruits, vegetables, whole grain wheat products, and beans. In other words, exactly the kind of foods that make you gassy (and more regular in your bowel movements, to boot). UC Professor Dr. Robert H.
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Dieting during the holidays

Recent studies show you can lose 10 to 30 pounds in eight weeks through alternate-day fasting, she says. Every other day, dieters in the study ate only lunch no breakfast or dinner between noon and 2 p.m. The following day, they could eat whatever they wanted. Not only did they not gorge as expected on the feed days, most had an easier time sticking with it. Dieting is as much about the mind as it is about the body, and most people have a difficult time staying with any sort of very strict regimen, says Sebastien Hebbelinck, a 20-year-plus veteran of the nutraceutical industry. In the alternate day fast studies conducted by Dr. Krista Varady of the University of Illinois at Chicago, participants on average consumed only 110 percent of their energy needs on feed days, Rockway says.
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