Dieting versus eating natural, nutrient dense foods:
Most weight loss plans require you to follow some type of diet that include a special twist in the hope to find it new and interesting to make you willing to follow the regimen for some initial period of weight loss.
In any diet plan- including weight loss plans- it is important that you nourish yourself with nutrients rather than just fueling yourself with calories. Nourishing yourself with nutrients might mean eating more of some kind of food, not less. That is an approach that we, at SIMPLIFY recommend.
In addition to the importance of considering the nutritional value of all the foods that we eat, we must also consider the number of calories they contain. Taking in too many calories to meet our nutritional needs leads to weight gain, reduced health and diminished energy.
We advise our clients to eat more nutrient dense food, more unprocessed, whole foods that are low in calories, that taste great, and that will help you feel full and satisfied. Those are the kind of foods, that will help you meet your personal health and weight loss goals and create long lasting success!
Nutrient dense foods mean, you will get all the essential nutrients that you need for excellent health, including vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, fiber and more, for the least number of calories.
When it comes to helping promote weight loss, the low-calorie, nutrient richness of vegetables makes them a unique food group. When it comes to non starchy vegetables (starchy vegetables are: corn, potatoes, peas, squashes, and yams) overeating is not a legitimate concern.
You can eat as much as you want from the following list of the most nutrient rich foods with little concern about calories:
Romaine lettuce, cucumber, celery, cabbage, eggplant, cauliflower, asparagus, bell peppers, green beans, broccoli, crimini mushrooms, tomatoes, Swiss chard, kale, Brussels sprouts, spinach, collard greens, carrots, leeks, beets, onions
For more information, please see me at Norwell Athletic Club (NAC).
Yours in Health,
Silke Heine, Owner of Simplify Holistic Nutrition