Manage Your Weight with These Superfoods
We live in a world where there are so many people that are facing health issues and some of these health issues can be related to having a poor diet. Fast food restaurants are popping up at a rate that is really amazing promising
to delight our taste buds with recipes that will not only have us coming back for more but bringing friends and families to join in on this joyous experience. While this has been the delight and lifestyle of so many, the sad reality
is many are having health issues because of these bad choices that are working against their health. In society, today obesity has become a major problem not only among adults but children as well.
What do I mean by this? I read an article many years ago where the statement was made ” that with our forks and knives we dig our graves” and this is so true. Many have literally eaten themselves to death because of poor eating habits.
What have studies shown
Studies have shown that obesity has a reach an all-time high and doesn’t seem to be slowing down with adults at 39.8% and 18.5% among children in the united states alone.
I believe that the time has come for us to take back our health by deciding to live a healthier lifestyle.
How to use fruits and vegetables to manage your weight?
Fruits and vegetables are a great choice when it comes to managing your weight. These superfoods have proven to work wonders as they bring balance to our diet.
What I have discovered also is that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables will not only help in the control of weight loss but will also help to prevent and fight illness such as
cancers, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, kidney, liver problems and so many other health-related issues.
These foods, in other words, are nature’s pharmacy and can bring that natural healing while controlling our weight. Fruits and vegetables also contain vitamins that are the building blocks for our health so as we cannot lose but only win by making these superfoods a part of our diet.
How to use fruits and vegetables to manage your weight?
While adding these superfoods to your diet it is also good to cut back or cut out those unhealthy foods that are working against you which is causing you to put on those extra pounds.
So the goal is while adding more fruits and vegetables decrease or remove altogether those unhealthy foods from your diet. Some examples of foods to avoid are foods that are high in saturated fats and sugars such as doughnuts, french fries, sodas, process foods etc…
These foods and drinks may be satisfying but at what cause. Your health is too valuable, in fact, your health is one of your greatest assets so let’s do our part to promote good health.
Having a healthy eating plan
A rule to follow is whenever you sit down to eat, your plate should always be colourful like a rainbow, an example of this is in the photo above or like this salad shown here.
Your plate doesn’t have to be that large but at least it should be colourful not only will a salad like this give you a variety of veggies but the colours will encourage you to dive in and help your self. Here are two links to follow Fruit salad recipes and garden salad recipes that will give you some great ideas on how to make this new adventure that more exciting.
Having fruits at breakfast time is a good way to start the morning off as it helps with a good bowel movement. Having veggies at lunch on a turkey sandwich makes a great choice.
Just get creative and use your imagination. Remember it is all about promoting good health
King, Queen, and Popper
A rule to live by to help maintain your weight is to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a popper. What I am trying to say is breakfast should be our biggest meal of the day
followed by lunch which should be lighter and dinner should be the lightest meal of the day. Eating to heavy at nights and then sleeping on all that food causes those extra pounds.
Eating a hearty breakfast in the morning is good because we get to burn those foods as we move about engaged in our daily activities.
Are you nuts about nuts if the answer is no then I encourage you to become nutty, in other words falling in love with nuts can also bring balance to your diet and promote good health for more on nuts I have provided this link GOING NUTTY that will give more insight on the importance of nuts?
We just can’t leave this one out because herbs can also promote good health. I love cooking with herbs have been doing so for many years and still use them to this day.
Herbs can also bring that much-needed flavours to recipes which are so mouthwatering and the aroma of garden herbs are just out of this world. For more on the healing wonders of herbs, how to grow herbs, growing indoor herbs follow these links and see for yourself.
Note: For additional information on the benefits of herbs, fruits and vegetables feel free to check out the category section of this website.
The final word
Knowing how to use fruits and vegetables to manage your weight is really great because in this way you will be promoting your health by receiving all the benefits which these superfoods provide.
Let’s do our part and join the millions who are on the road to good health and spread this health message so it can catch like wildfire as we help others as they accompany us on this journey.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.
12 thoughts on “How To Use Fruits And Vegetables To Manage Your Weight”
I love fruits and vegetables, so I love the idea of eating more to lose weight! My only problem is that fresh fruit and veggies can get expensive (single mom on a budget). Do you know if the canned or frozen version carry as much nutrients. Will I be missing out on too much going this route?
Hello my friend so happy to see you hope all is well. Fruits and Veggies are really amazing but I believe in answering your question is that it is always good to eat fresh fruits and veggies because can and frozen has preservatives added and these fruits and veggies can be on the shelves or freezers of food stores for long periods of time. Also it is possible for fruits and veggies in this way to lose some if not most of it nutrients. So fresh fruits and veggies is the better choice. Hope this helps.
It´s so difficult to organize everything we put on our table. Thanks for helping with this problem I have.
Hi Norman, I enjoyed reading about the need to eat fresh fruit and vegetables, daily.
Providing plenty of fruit and veges for a growing family was something I always did. However, I don’t do the same for myself, these days. So your article gives me inspiration to at least eat vegetables once a day.
The thing that gets me these days is, I wonder how much goodness is still in vegetables available to purchase from supermarkets, or even small dealers in fruit and veges. By the time these vegetables are picked, or dug from the ground, packaged and taken to the markets…..by the time they are ready for sale, what goodness is left in them.
Also, the chemicals used in the process of vegetable growing is a concern.
No doubt, the best plan is, as my father did all the years of his long life – is to have our own vegetable garden free from insecticides, etc.
Thanks for a great post.
it is good to have our own gardens that way we are sure of all that goodness that we receive but then again for those who don’t have a garden of their own for what ever reason buying organic grown is another option. Thanks for sharing I am so happy that I could help.
I’m not vegetarian, but I do tend to make veggie-only choices when I am eating. I love veggies, and I am a particular fan of spinach and asparagus! I believe in eating a balanced diet like you have mentioned here.
As kids we always seemed to rebel against the veggies on our plates, but I have found that as I have gotten older I have come to appreciate the taste and variety offered by vegetables.
Thanks for a great article!
I love fruit and vegetables and also i am trying to manage my weight.
It is good to know that these will fight illnesses and fruit and vegetables are always easy to prepare such an easy task:)
It is so easy these days just to grab a takeaway we are all guilty for it and i am so pleased i have come across your post as it has been so helpful, thank you for this information it will help many people.
Hello so good t meet you. Fruits and veggies are pretty amazing in what they can do and what they provide for us so happy that I could help. Thanks for commenting. Wishing you the best of health. Have a good day.
I love fruits and vegetables but has never thought about supplementing them for other foods to loose weight.
This article is great and has alot of great detail in how to go about this.
With this being said, I am going to start trying this and hopefully see some promising results.
It’s amazing what fruits and veggies can do! Like you mentioned, I also like to have my fruits in the morning and so does my son. It helps to have more regular bowel movements.
It’s just sad to think about how many chemicals and stuff is put in them by the time they make it to our table. But I have some strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries on our yard so at least I know what I’m eating there. Also I have some veggies in my garden and nothing beats having a fruit or vegetable right from your own garden!
You are so right with what you have said. Fruits and veggies are and excellent source of vitamins. It is so good to know that both you and your son is taking advantage of these super foods. Wishing you the best of good health.
Now this is right down my lane. I just love the easy to read information and this is a very clean post. Most of all you are educating people about healthy foods and lifestyle. This is so encouraging, Yes, I need to finish up my post I started a couple of months ago about Health Food Choice